Coffee Flavored Liqueur Chocolate Cheesecake
4 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
3 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
7 tablespoons whipping cream, divided
2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur
whipped cream, optional
shaved chocolate, optional
Preheat oven to 300ºF.
In a mixing bowl blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in 3 tablespoons whipping cream and the coffee-flavored liquor. Pour into an 8-inch glass pie pan.
In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate with remaining 4 tablespoons whipping cream.
Drizzle chocolate in a spiral pattern over filling. Stir lightly with tip of table knife to achieve a marbling effect. Set the pie pan in a larger pan with water that comes halfway up side of pie pan.
Bake at 300ºF until firm in the center, about 55 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, overnight. Garnish with whipped cream piped or dolloped around edges and shaved chocolate in center.