Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Squeezing one more blog post in before the big day!
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.
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!
Merry Christmas and happy baking!
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 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
- 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
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tbsp bourbon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses in a bowl and stir until everything is incorporated.
- Press the mixture into a 9 inch springform pan, and about 1 - 1 1/2 inches up the sides. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cream cheese and brown sugar. Mix until combined and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and molasses and mix well.
- Next add the eggs and mix well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, bourbon and flour. Mix until incorporated.
- Pour the mixture into the springform pan over the crust.
- Bake for 45 minutes, until center is set.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool one a wire rack. Once cool, refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Mix on medium speed for about 5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form and whipped cream is spreadable/pipe-able.
- 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.
- The whipped cream won't look pretty for forever, so serve immediately!
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Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie says
Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂
Matt @ Runner Savvy says
Cheesecake is my favorite dessert!
Yes! I absolutely love cheesecakes. Figured it was about time I actually made one! 🙂
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Not only does this cheesecake look beautiful but it sounds delicious. I love the combination of bourbon and gingerbread. So perfect for the holiday!
Thanks so much, Ashley! I wasn’t sure about the gingerbread and bourbon combo at first, but they’re pretty great together!
Oh my gosh with the bourbon, my family would LOVE this! It came out gorgeous friend! Have a wonderful wonderful holiday!!
Thanks so much, Ashley! I hope you had a wonderful holiday as well!
Jeff Branch says
So I just had yet another piece of this cheesecake and I must say it is perfect for the holiday season. The gingerbread flavor is there and it is good, but not overpowering. I highly recommend it! 🙂
Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I’m glad it turned out alright!
So I’m super in love with cheesecake…but never in my life have I seen a gingerbread version! This is super creative and I love that it’s easy enough to make last minute. Merry Christmas to you, Beth! 🙂
Thanks, Katy! Merry Christmas to you too – hope it was a good one!
This tasted as wonderful as it looked! Just fantastic!
Thanks! I’m so glad you liked it!
Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says
Merry Christmas to you and yours, hun!! This is awesome!
Thanks, Kammie! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
You know what? Blogging on time is totally overrated. It’s all about the last-minute posts, baby! This cheesecake is definitely post-worthy, and I’m pinning it for future holiday inspiration. Genius!
I am the master of last minute posts then, haha! Thanks for pinning, Elizabeth! 🙂
Sarah & Arkadi says
Love bourbon in desserts!
Food to Fitness says
This looks so amazing. Great pics and recipe. Thanks for sharing!
The Hungry Mum says
Too much WOW per mouthful! Looks just perfect. Hope 2014 is a great year!
Angela @ The Dancer Bakes says
If I ever manage to find time, energy, and sufficient kitchen light to put into my blog again, my top priority is making your delectable recipes gluten free. Especially the cheesecakes. Cause dear GOD I’m drooling just thinking about eating this cheesecake…
I have had this bookmarked for months and finally will get a chance to make it this weekend for Thanksgiving (Canadian) but we just found out my husband has to be away. Any idea if I would have any success freezing a piece for him? Thanks!