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Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Submitted by: Tim Bleichroth




This is a popular recipe for those who love cheesecake. I've made this several times, 

and it never fails to get high praise from those who taste if for the first time. 



2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup Sugar
6 tablespoons Butter -- melted
2 1/4 pounds cream cheese - room temp.
1 2/3 cups sugar
5 eggs - room temperature
1 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Coffee Cream:
1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
Chocolate curls as garnish

For Crust:
Preheat oven to 325 F. Coat a 9 inch spring form pan with vegetable cooking spray.
Combine crumbs and sugar in pan. Stir in butter. Press mixture into bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan.

Bake until light brown, usually about 7 minutes. Maintain oven temperature at 325 F.

For Filling:
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Continue to beat while gradually adding sugar, then eggs one at a time, then Bailey's and finally the vanilla. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips over crust. Spoon in filling.

Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. (Optional)

Bake until cake is puffed, springy in the center and golden brown, about 1 hour & 20 minutes.

Cool cake completely in refrigerator.

For Cream:
Beat cream, sugar and coffee powder until peaks form. Spread mixture over cooled cake. Garnish with chocolate curls.