Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Accidental Eggnog Rum Cheesecake

My Accidental Eggnog Rum Cheesecake
Are you ready for one more cheesecake? When I asked my sister-in-law, what could I bring for Christmas dinner, she replied “Cheesecake…any kind”.  So I pulled out my cheesecake file (yes I have a cheesecake file, doesn’t everyone)?  I chose a recipe for a no crust Kahlua Cheesecake. It’s one of my favorite cheesecakes to bake. It has just enough of a “boozy" flavor and, is just plain delicious!
It was late on Christmas Eve when I finally got around to baking this cake.  I opened the fridge….Oh No….no heavy cream. Very annoying, now what?  I scoured my fridge for a substitute.  Sour cream…noooo!   Half and half…not enough!  That’s when I spotted the container of Eggnog…hmmmm.  This could work!  Instead of Kahlua Cheesecake, I’ll do an Eggnog Cheesecake! A little nutmeg, some rum in lieu of kahlua, and the eggnog to replace the heavy cream. Sounded good to me.  Quite honestly, I was running out of choices!  So...Eggnog Rum Cheesecake it would have to be!  The reviews were great, everyone enjoyed it and, I now have a new cheesecake to add to my cheesecake file.  Hope you enjoy!!

Some whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg….viola!
A perfect holiday dessert
Very yummy!! 

Eggnog Rum Cheesecake

4  8 ounce packages of cream cheese - softened
¾ cups sugar
5 eggs
1 cup eggnog
4  tbsp. flour
1½ tbsp. vanilla
½ cup rum
¼ tsp. nutmeg


Beat cream cheese in large bowl of electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir 3/4 cup sugar, flour, nutmeg in a bowl. Beat sugar mixture into cream cheese until smooth; beat in eggs one at a time. Slowly beat eggnog into cream cheese mixture, followed by vanilla extract and rum. Pour cream cheese mixture into a 10 inch greased springform pan. Tap pan lightly on a work surface to release air bubbles.

Bake in a 350° degree oven for 1 hour, then turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake in for another 35-40 minutes. Chill at least 8 hours before serving. 


  1. Quick thinking, Kathy. Good for you. And, yes, it sounds as if it would be delicious.

  2. Happy New Year Kathy!! I also have a cheesecake file :) , actually not only one... I have one on my laptop, one virtual on Pinterest and an "old fashioned" folder full of cheesecake recipes!!! You recipe will go on my Pinterest file and I will make it when I find eggnog in Athens!! By the way I admire your quick thinking!!! I would have had a panic attack if this had happened to me ;)

  3. You are so creative! Great save! I made a coconut cheesecake for New Year's Eve that I need to post. Yours looks creamy & delicious!

  4. Accidental yet still delicious sounding!

  5. It sounds like the perfect Christmas cheesecake, Kathy. I love it when 'accidents' turn out so well! Your slices look perfect on that beautiful china. Happy New Year!

  6. Kathy, goodness this looks so delicious and creamy and wonderful - how very creative but then I am not surprised, you are always baking the most wonderful cakes, always!

  7. Beautiful, and that dishware is absolutely the prettiest thing going.

  8. I am always ready for one more cheesecake,lol;-) It looks just perfect!