Holiday Brandy Alexander Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 cake




  • 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Stir together crushed graham crackers, butter, and 1 T. sugar. Press mixture on bottom and halfway up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Freeze 10 minutes.
  • 2. Beat cream cheese, 1 1/4 cup sugar, and cornstarch at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until yellow disappears after each addition. Add 3 T. brandy and 3 T creme de cacao, and beat just until blended. Pour into prepared crust.
  • 3. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or just until center is almost set.
  • 4. Duriing last 2 minutes of baking, stir together sour cream and remaing 1 T. sugar, 1 T. brandy and 1 T. creme de cacao.
  • 5. Spread sour cream mixture over cheesecake. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 more minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife along outer edge of cheesecake, and cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 1/2 hours). Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
  • 6. Remove sides of springform pan, and place cheesecake on a serving plate. Garnish, if desired.
  • *Coffee liqueur may be substituted such as Kahlua instead of Creme de Cacoa.