Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake

This is the rich chocolate cheesecake recipe you’ve been craving! Try this Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake recipe this holiday season!

Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake

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Servings 8


  • graham cracker crust store bought or your favorite homemade recipe

Beer-Candied Bacon Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp oatmeal stout
  • 1 lb Wellshire Maple Bourbon Bacon or another Wellshire Thick Sliced Bacon

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate stout
  • 7oz dark chocolate 60% cacao or greater
  • 3 8oz packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup beer-candied bacon, finely chopped

Topping Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 1/2 cup beer-candied bacon finely chopped
  • 1 cup whipped cream


Make the Beer-Candied Bacon

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine brown sugar and oatmeal stout in a small bowl, whisking well to form a thick syrup. Set aside.
  • Place a wire cooling rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet. Place the bacon pieces on top of the rack, overlapping if necessary. Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush one side of the bacon with the syrup. Flip, and coat the other side with the syrup, as well. Return to the oven and cook for 5 minutes. remove from the oven, and repeat the process another time or two, until bacon is crispy.

Make the Cheesecake Filling

  • In a pot over medium high heat, add the chocolate stout and the chocolate, stir until melted and remove from the heat. Allow to cool.
  • In a bowl for a stand mixer (fitted with a paddle attachment), add the cream cheese and sugar. Mix until smooth. One at a time, add the eggs, scraping the bottom of the bowl between additions.
  • Pour the cooled chocolate into the mixer and beat until well combined. Lift the head of the mixer and add flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and bacon over the batter. Stir on low speed until just combined. Pour the batter into the pan over the crust.
  • Place the pan in the oven in the middle position. Place a baking dish filled with water on the rack below the cheesecake.
  • Bake the cheesecake until the center no longer jiggles when you shake the rack, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven. Cheesecake will continue to set as it cools.

Prepare and Add Toppings

  • Warm the hot fudge sauce so that it is pourable. Then carefully pour onto the center of the cheesecake. Allow to sit and solidify for 15 minutes.
  • Top the chocolate with the copped bacon.
  • Pipe a border of whipped cream around the edge of the cheesecake. Chill, and serve cold.
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