Irish Car Bomb Cheesecake

This dessert is perfect for the festive holiday we call St. Patrick’s day.  The cake also works well for holiday meals, a friend or loved ones birthday, or a Tuesday.  The time required for this rich high altitude recipe is slightly longer than most I choose to make but the results are well worth the extra time.


35 chocolate wafers or chocolate animal crackers

2 Tbsp. sugar

4 Tbsp. melted butter

Car Bomb Cheesecake

Booze for the Car Bomb Cheesecake


3oz semisweet chocolate

1/3 cup your favorite stout (For this recipe I prefer a traditional Irish stout)

16oz cream cheese

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

5 large eggs


1/2 pint sour cream

1/2oz Irish whiskey (I use Michael Collins blended whiskey)

1/2oz Irish cream (St. Brendan’s all the way)

2 Tbsp. sugar

Car Bomb Cheesecake (bottom) with Double Chocolate Nutella cupcakes (top)

This is another one of those recipes where there will be beer left over which you must consume. There is also the opportunity to apply the ‘one for you, one for me rule’ while making the topping.

To begin preheat the oven to 325°.  Next go ahead and pour the beer for the filling into a measuring cup and the remainder into a pint glass for yourself.  Line a 9″ spring form pan with tin foil.

Pulverize the chocolate wafers/cookies into small pieces.  Mix with the sugar and melted butter until well blended.  Press into bottom of foil lined pan.

Melt chocolate and mix in stout, set aside and let cool.  Blend together cream cheese, sugar and sour cream.  Add eggs one at a time.  Stir in chocolate stout mixture.  Set bowl into a larger bowl of hot water to keep the chocolate in a liquid state and mix until no white lumps are visible.  Pour into pan and bake 55-60 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Combine all ingredients of topping and pour over cooled cake.  Bake at 475° for 7-10 minutes.  Chill cake for several hours or if you are in a hurry put in a freezer for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from pan and enjoy with friends before slamming back a few liquid car bombs!


About Bess Dougherty

Bess Dougherty's life revolves around hooch. By day she has the pleasure of making beer. At night this dame can often be found sipping whiskey and beer around town. This bearcat is also an avid homebrewer. Yar.

  • Josh Rapp

    I’ve also noticed that it’s good for eating All The TIIIIIIIIME