Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted pecans, cooled and crushed
  • 2 cups chocolate Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
Filling
  • 2 1⁄4 lbs cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 2⁄3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temp
  • 1 cup Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Coffee Cream Topping
  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • chocolate curls or Skor English toffee bit, for decoration on top

Instructions

Crust:
1 _ Mix all ingredients.

2 _ Press into a 10" spring form pan and up the sides one inch.

3 _ Bake at 325 for 7-10 minute.

Filling:
4 _ Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth.

5 _ Beat sugar in gradually, and then add eggs one at a time.

6 _ Blend in Bailey's and vanilla.

7 _ Sprinkle half of chocolate chips over crust.

8 _ Spoon in filling.

9 _ Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.

10 _ Bake at 325 degrees approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes or until puffed, springy in center and golden brown. Place a pan of water on bottom rack of oven while baking to keep it moist.

11 _ Cool cake completely.


Coffee Cream Topping:
12 _ Beat all ingredients and spread over cooled cake.

13 _ Top with chocolate curls or Skor bits.

*NOTE: Be sure to make and refrigerate at least one day before serving.

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