Brandy Alexander Cheesecake

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

Brandy Alexander Cheesecake
Servings: 16 Prep 20 mins Bake 325°F 1 hr to 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 18 chocolate graham cracker boards
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 3 tablespoons creme de cacao
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans, if desired

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Crust:

2. 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:

3. 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.

4. Bake at 325 degrees 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:

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 465, Fat, total (g): 32, chol. (mg): 140, sat. fat (g): 18, carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 261, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.