Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Stand Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Makes 10 to 12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 3 ingredients; press mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan.

Step 2

Bake crust at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.

Step 3

Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons flour at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add vanilla and Irish cream liqueur, beating just until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add 3/4 cup sour cream, beating just until blended.

Step 4

Pour half of batter into prepared crust. Dollop strawberry preserves over batter; gently swirl batter with a knife to create a marbled effect. Top with remaining batter.

Step 5

Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until edges of cheesecake are set. (Center of cheesecake will not appear set.) Turn off oven; let cheesecake stand in oven 15 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 6

Release and remove sides of pan. Spread remaining 1/2 cup sour cream evenly over top of cheesecake; garnish, if desired.

Step 7

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Baileys Irish Cream.

Ratings & Reviews

lovetowinbingo's Review

July 27, 2013
This is a very rich, heavy cheesecake so I would suggest cutting the slices on the smaller side. Although everyone loved this recipe, I am partial to cheesecakes made using ricotta cheese as well. I was a little skeptical about using just sour cream for the topping so I mixed in a little powdered sugar to taste to give the topping a little sweetness and I think it was a good choice. Overall, the flavor of this cheesecake was very good and making it was a breeze. I just prefer a lighter style cheesecake but for those liking a heavier one, this is a good choice.

Musettatoo's Review

March 02, 2012
Haven't even made it yet, and... Oh, my!!! I already know how many stars it's gonna get!!!

Bialaski's Review

August 17, 2011
Awesome cheesecake.... the family and neighbors said it was the best cheesecake they ever ate! RB

rlw297's Review

June 29, 2011
Amazing! I don't have a spring form pan, so I lined a cake pan with foil, let the cheesecake cool completely, and viola! it lifted out perfectly and looked great on my cake stand! will definitely make again

MissAngi's Review

April 07, 2011
Fairly easy to follow...and I got many compliments on this!