A Decadent Delight: Baileys Cheesecake Recipe

A Decadent Delight: Baileys Cheesecake
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Get Ready to Enjoy a Baileys Cheesecake

Get ready to enjoy a Baileys Cheesecake that’s ideal for any occasion or just as a delightful treat. This dessert combines the creaminess of cream cheese with the taste of Baileys Irish Cream, all sitting on a chocolaty graham cracker base. Topped off with a Baileys chocolate ganache and airy Baileys whipped cream, this cheesecake is truly impressive! This Baileys cheesecake recipe is very easy to follow.


Baileys Irish Cream, launched in 1974, swiftly captured hearts worldwide as a liqueur. By blending whiskey and cream, it has become a staple in numerous desserts and beverages. The concept of infusing Baileys into cheesecake gives a modern twist to the classic favorite, infusing it with an irresistible rich and creamy flavor.

Serving Ideas

While this Baileys Cheesecake shines on its own, consider complementing it with these additions:

  • Fresh Berries: A medley of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries provides a refreshing contrast.
  • Chocolate Shavings: Sprinkle dark or milk chocolate shavings over the top for an added touch of indulgence.
  • Coffee: Enjoying a slice with a steaming cup of coffee or an espresso creates a perfect balance of sweetness.

Storage Tips

To maintain the freshness and flavor of your cheesecake:

  • Refrigeration: Keep it stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freezing: Wrap the cheesecake tightly in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil before freezing for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Reheating Instructions

If you prefer your cheesecake slightly warm:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F).
  2. Place a slice on a dish and loosely cover it with aluminum foil.
  3. Heat for 10-15 minutes, or until warm.


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How to Make Baileys Cheesecake Recipe

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A Decadent Delight: Baileys Cheesecake Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 1 hr Rest Time 5 hrs Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Cooking Temp: 160  °C Servings: 12 Calories: 550 calories per serving
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Savor the Baileys Cheesecake, a dessert that perfectly blends the velvety texture of cream cheese, with the flavor of Baileys Irish Cream. This cheesecake boasts a chocolate graham cracker base, adorned with a Baileys chocolate topping and light Baileys infused whipped cream. Ideal, for any celebration this treat guarantees to enchant and satisfy with each mouthful.




Baileys White Chocolate Ganache:

Baileys Whipped Cream:


Prepare the Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F).
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and melted butter in a bowl.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 23 cm springform pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.

Make the Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add sugar and flour, mixing until combined.
  3. Add sour cream, Baileys, and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed until just combined.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust.

Bake the Cheesecake:

  1. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the center is set.
  2. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door slightly open for 1 hour.
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or

Prepare the Ganache:

  1. Melt white chocolate with Baileys and heavy cream over a double boiler.
  2. Stir until smooth and let cool slightly.
  3. Pour over the chilled cheesecake.

Make the Whipped Cream:

  1. Beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and Baileys until stiff peaks form.
  2. Pipe or spread over the cheesecake.


  1. Add chocolates, berries, sprinkles, or Baileys truffles as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 550kcal
Calories from Fat 342kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g59%
Saturated Fat 22g111%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 130mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 35g
Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 1400 IU
Calcium 120 mg
Iron 1.5 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for the best texture and mixing.
  • To prevent cracks, avoid over-mixing the batter and do not open the oven door during baking.
  • For a smooth ganache, ensure the white chocolate is fully melted and mixed well with the Baileys and cream.
  • If you don't have a double boiler for the ganache, you can melt the chocolate mixture in a microwave in short bursts, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • For a lighter whipped cream, use cold equipment and ingredients to help it whip faster and maintain stiffness.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use a different type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute Baileys with other cream liqueurs or even coffee liqueur for a different flavor profile.

Can I make this cheesecake without alcohol?

Absolutely! You can replace the Baileys with an equal amount of heavy cream and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

What if I don't have a springform pan?

You can use a regular cake pan, but be sure to line it with parchment paper to help with removing the cheesecake.

How can I prevent my cheesecake from cracking?

Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing and avoid over-mixing the batter. Baking the cheesecake in a water bath and allowing it to cool gradually in the oven with the door slightly open can also help prevent cracks.

Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time?

Yes, this cheesecake can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Add the ganache and whipped cream topping just before serving for the best presentation.

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  1. Michelle Le Roux

    This is amazing!