Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Squeezing one more blog post in before the big day!

Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake - bethcakes.com

I wanted this to be my one big Christmas recipe, other than the Red Velvet Oreo Trifle, and if you’re really desperate for one more Christmas dessert, you probably still have time to make it. I’ve been late with all my Christmas posts this year, but if you’re family is like my family, you have a big Christmas shindig with one half of the family on Christmas Day, and a smaller get together with the other half of the family the weekend before or after. It’s a little bit more difficult for my mom’s side of the family to get together because everyone has to come in from out of town and things like that.

So if you have a similar situation going on, you should consider making this cheesecake because it’s delish. It definitely has that gingerbread flavor, but it’s nothing over-powering or in-your-face.

Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake - bethcakes.com

I’ve made one cheesecake before. It was last week actually. But it was just a plain, classic cheesecake with raspberry swirl. I added a ton to this recipe and was so afraid it wouldn’t turn out, or it would look funny when I took it out of the oven, or crack all over the top. But it didn’t. It turned out wonderfully! There are a lot of ingredients in the filling, but it’s mainly just spices and things like that. So it’s actually pretty easy. You don’t have to be a cheesecake pro or anything because I’m definitely not!

Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake - bethcakes.com

 Merry Christmas and happy baking!

Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake

ingredients

    Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • Filling:
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese, room temp, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c molasses
  • 2 eggs, 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Spiced Bourbon Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp bourbon
  • 2 tsp milk or cream
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp or a pinch of cinnamon
  • Bourbon Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

instructions

    Crust:
  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses in a bowl and stir until everything is incorporated.
  2. Press the mixture into a 9 inch springform pan, and about 1 - 1 1/2 inches up the sides. Set aside.
  3. Filling:
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. In a medium bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cream cheese and brown sugar. Mix until combined and fluffy.
  6. Add vanilla and molasses and mix well.
  7. Next add the eggs and mix well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  8. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, bourbon and flour. Mix until incorporated.
  9. Pour the mixture into the springform pan over the crust.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, until center is set.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool one a wire rack. Once cool, refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  12. Spiced Bourbon Glaze:
  13. Combine powdered sugar, bourbon, milk (or cream) and spices in a bowl. Whisk together and drizzle over cheesecake. (I used a squeeze bottle, but a spoon works too.)
  14. Bourbon Whipping Cream:
  15. Add the whipping cream, bourbon, and spices to a medium sized bowl (using a handheld mixer) or the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
  16. Mix on medium speed for about 5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form and whipped cream is spreadable/pipe-able.
  17. Transfer whipped cream to a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe whipped cream around the edges of the cheesecake, or however you want.
  18. The whipped cream won't look pretty for forever, so serve immediately!

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