This luscious cheesecake baked in a chocolate graham cracker crust captures the flavors of the creamy sweet cocktail known as a Brandy Alexander.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 325°F.

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Crust:
  • In food processor, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs are formed. Add sugar and butter; pulse until crumbs are moistened. Press into bottom and up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.

Filling:
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, about 1 minute. Add sugar and cornstarch; beat on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add brandy and creme de cacao; beat until smooth. Pour filling into crust.

  • Bake at 325°F until edge of cheesecake is just set and center slightly jiggles, 60 to 70 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Run a thin knife around inside edge of pan. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Garnish:
  • Remove side of pan. Whip heavy cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Use to garnish cheesecake. Scatter with chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; fat 32g; cholesterol 140mg; saturated fat 18g; carbohydrates 35g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 7g; sodium 261mg.
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