irish cream cheesecake
Recipe from Family Circle

For those that feel chocolate makes any dessert taste better, they'll love the addition of chocolate chips to this cheesecake.



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Ingredients
    Crust:
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      2   cups 
      graham cracker crumbs
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      1/4  cup 
      sugar
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      6   tablespoons 
      unsalted butter, melted
    Filling:
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      4   packages 
      (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
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      1 1/4  cups 
      sugar
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      4   
      eggs
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      3/4  cup 
      Irish cream liqueur
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      2   teaspoons 
      vanilla extract
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      2/3  cup 
      mini chocolate chips
    Topping:
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      1   cup 
      heavy cream
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      2   tablespoons 
      sugar
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      1   teaspoon 
      instant coffee powder

    Directions
    Crust:

    1.
    Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch round springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2.
    In a small bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Pat into bottom and partially up sides of springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 7 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
    Filling:

    1.
    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend in the Irish cream liqueur and vanilla extract.
    2.
    Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips over baked crust. Pour filling into the pan; sprinkle remaining chips on top.
    3.
    Bake at 325 F for 1 hour, 20 minutes until just set. Remove from oven and run a small knife around the edge. Leave in pan; let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate in springform pan overnight.
    Topping:

    1.
    In a large bowl, stir together cream, sugar and instant coffee. Beat until stiff peaks form. Release side of springform pan and remove from cake. Spread topping over cake and slice.
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