Instead of baking a large cheesecake this holiday season, why not make chocolate cheesecake cupcakes! The portions are easier to control and you won't have to worry about the cheesecake cracking once it's finished baking.
1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs or chocolate graham cracker crumbs
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 (8 ounce packages), cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Bailey's Irish Cream, Godiva Chocolate liqueur, or Crème de Menthe liqueur
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Makes 18-24 cheesecake cupcakes.
Note: I like to use seasonal paper liners and I have even on occasion placed a small "holiday toothpick flag" into each cheesecake cupcake to make it more festive and fun.
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