Double Chocolate Irish Brownie Cheesecakes.
There are no words that can describe the deliciousness of these cheesecakes.
I don’t mean to be so serious, and on a Friday too, but it’s true. Well I mean, there are of course words, but they will not do them justice, and seeing as it’s Friday and all, I am just plain out of words anyway.
Really, I think the photos say it all. I mean, do you see all of those layers of chocolate?? Insane!
I have never personally had an Irish Car Bomb, but from what I have read it’s a shot of Whiskey and a shot of Bailey’s put into the bottom of a beer glass and filled with Guinness. Three liquors, one drink.
Wow! That seems rather intense. I surely could not handle it, BUT this dessert version? Gimme me them all. No really.
Let’s just start by going through each layer. First, there is the Guinness brownies. Oh these brownies, incredible on their own, but even better in this cheesecake. And if you’re really looking to booze things up, you can take things up a notch and drizzle the baked brownies with Bailey’s and/or whiskey. Let the alcohol soak in while the brownies cool. I did this, but only a little, since I am not big on super strong alcohol flavors. But it definitely gave these brownies that extra St. Patrick’s Day kick!!
Second layer? The cheesecake…spiked with Baileys…of course. I love this layer. It’s sweet and chocolatey and so mousse-like. Plus, it’s no bake and comes together in seconds.
The third layer is the Baileys ganache. Now really, this is just like icing on the cake – a definite must.
Fourth and final layer. Well, whiskey whipped cream. Also, wow, all whipped cream should be spiked with a little whiskey. It’s just so fun and flavorsome.
And those are your four layers. You can make these in tall beer glasses like I did, and do layers, or you can make them in smaller glasses or jars with no layers. I will not lie that making these in the beer glasses, while very fun, is also very tedious. It sort of takes a while stuffing everything down into the tall glasses.
BUT… I still think it was worth it, the glasses just give the cheesecakes a real “wow” factor. Planning a fun Friday night with friends – these cheesecakes will give you major host or hostess points.
Now, I’d say more, but I feel like I’d just be plain annoying. It’s Friday and I don’t think anyone wants that, SO let’s just make these cheesecakes and have an awesome weekend!
Sounds good to me.
Oh but before I go, I just have to say – these double chocolate brownie Irish car bomb cheesecakes are beyond delicious. Don’t let anything stop you from making them. They are quick, easy and loaded with chocolate…and booze!! But please feel free to leave the alcohol out too. Either way these will be delicious!!
Double Chocolate Irish Brownie Cheesecakes.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup stout beer or use coffee and leave the instant coffee out
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ounce package cream cheese softened, 8
- 3/4 cup can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish liquor may leave this out if needed
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2-4 tablespoons Bailey's swap 2 teaspoons vanilla if preferred
Whiskey Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon powder sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons whiskey optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment and grease with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan and melt over low heat until melted and smooth. You can also do this in the microwave, stirring after 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in the beer, vanilla and coffee.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugars until thick, about 2 minutes. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until all of the ingredients are just combined.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the edges are firm and the center is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before crumbling. If desired, you can poke the brownies all over with a fork and then drizzle with bailey's and/or whiskey for an extra kick. You should only need to use 2/3 of the brownies for the cheesecakes, so feel free to snack!
- In a medium mixing bowl cream together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, Bailey's and vanilla. Set aside.
- in a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring between each until melted. Once melted stir in the Bailey's and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- Use and electric mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and whiskey, whip until combined.
- Grab 6-8 serving glasses. Crumble a few brownies and divide them among the bottom of the glasses. Top the brownie layer with a layer of cheesecake and then a thin layer of ganache. Repeat the layers until you have reached almost to the top of the glass. If your glasses are small (6-8 ounces) you really do not need to create layers. Just do a thick layer of brownie + cheesecake and you should be pretty close to the top of the jar. Top each glass with a thick layer of whipped cream. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Drizzle with any remaining ganache just before serving.