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Drunken Cherry Cheesecake

Drunken Cherry Cheesecake is a delightful chocolate whipped dessert with marinated vanilla vodka cherries.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 523kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 1.5 cup sweet cherries cut in half and pit removed (reserve some whole for garnishing)
  • ½ cup vanilla Vodka (can leave out to make kid friendly) or maybe you would like to use amaretto, frangelica, drambui, etc.
  • ½ sugar or sugar alternative I used about 12 packets of splenda or any sugar alternative you desire)
  • 250 ml whipping cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Wash, cut in half and remove the pit from cherry. If you have one of those fancy cherry pitter, better yet!
  • Marinade vanilla vodka with your cherries. (If doing a kid friendly version leave out the vodka and add a dash of vanilla and sugar if your cherries are not sweet, but mine were delightful) Set aside.
  • In a bowl whip together the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar alternatives. In a separate bowl, whip your cream until nice firm peaks. (set aside about ½ cup of whipped topping for garnish). Whip together both your cream cheese mixture and whipping cream and add cocoa. Taste and adjust for sweetness as desired.
  • Place your cream cheese mixture in a piping bag. (I used a large ziplock baggie and cut the end of it as I still do not have all the fancy baking equipment and that works fine too)
  • In 4 martini glasses or pretty glass cups, first place in a layer of marinated cherries then follow by a piping of chocolate cheesecake then followed by another layer of cherries and then more chocolate cheesecake and another layer of cherries until you reach the top of the glass.
  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped topping, cherries and chocolate shavings if you desire.


You can make these little Drunken Cherry cheesecake up to 24 hours in advance. Just cover them and top them with your cherry and toppings as desired right before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1713IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg