- 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (for filling)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the cookie crumbs, confectioners’ sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa. Add melted butter and stir until well mixed. Pat into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; set aside. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, white sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa and flour. Beat at medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the sour cream and Irish cream liqueur; mixing on low speed. Pour filling over baked crust.
Step 3: Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), and continue baking for 60 minutes.
Step 4: With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool, then remove the rim of pan. Chill before serving. If your cake cracks, a helpful tip is to dampen a spatula and smooth the top, then sprinkle with some chocolate wafer crumbs.
Enjoy this surprisingly simple chocolate cheesecake from AllRecipes!