Indulge in Decadence with Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake!

Ahoy, my fellow food enthusiasts! I hope you are all ready to set sail on a delightful culinary journey with me. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have explored the savory and sweet corners of many cuisines. But today, we’re taking our taste buds to Ireland for an indulgent treat with a twist.

Are you a chocolate lover? Do you relish the rich aroma of Bailey’s Irish Cream? If so, then hold tight because we’ll be blending those two favorites into one wickedly delicious cheesecake recipe. Yeah, my friend, you guessed it right – it’s the Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake recipe!

I promise that this recipe will become one of your go-to desserts once you try it. With a buttery graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate base infused with Irish cream liqueur and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting, every bite will take you on a whimsical dessert ride.

Even if baking isn’t your forte’, fret not! Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out- this recipe is beginner-friendly and seamless to follow. So grab that apron and join me as we whisk up some magic in the kitchen!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream & CHocolate Cheesec
Bailey’s Irish Cream & CHocolate Cheesec

Folks, let me tell you about a recipe that I promise will have you licking your plate clean…or bowl in this case. The Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake.

Now, I know what you might be thinking, “Cheesecake? That takes too long!” But let me tell you this – it is more than worth your time. By using a satisfying blend of cheesecake ingredients like cream cheese, cocoa powder, and Bailey’s Irish Cream, you can create a cheesecake that will make even the pickiest eaters beg for seconds.

And oh my goodness, let me tell you about the chocolate! You can use either semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips to give that stunning chocolaty flavor you desire. To add an Irish twist, there’s Bailey’s Irish Cream sweetened with condensed milk.

Just imagine taking that first bite of ultra-creamy cheesecake and letting the flavors dance on your tongue: smooth chocolate and silky irish cream blending together seamlessly in every bite. Trust me folks, as soon as you try this luscious treat, it will become your favorite dessert of all time.

Still not sold? Let’s talk about how easy it is to whip up and how much praise you’ll receive from anyone who tries it out. Plus, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, there’s no better excuse to show off your baking skills with this Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this show-stopping dessert recipe.

Ingredient List

 A sinful slice of Bailey's Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake
A sinful slice of Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake

Here is a list of ingredients that you will need to prepare Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the filling:

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur

Make sure to double-check your pantry and pick up everything on the list to be sure that you can start baking right away!

The Recipe How-To

 Take a bite into heaven with this delectable dessert
Take a bite into heaven with this delectable dessert

Here comes the fun part – let’s make Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake! To start, preheat your oven to 325°F (162°C) and prepare a 9-inch springform pan with butter and flour or baking spray.

The Crust

In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and a pinch of salt until well combined. Press the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan using the back of a spoon.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes until it is lightly browned, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

The Filling

In a large bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and white sugar until creamy. Mix in the instant espresso powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.

Then stir in the eggs – one at a time until well combined. Pour in the Bailey’s Irish Cream, sweetened condensed milk, and sour cream.

Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, gently fold in chocolate chips or chunks.

Baking the cheesecake

Pour the filling over the crust and tap it lightly on your kitchen counter to remove any air bubbles. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until it is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.

Let it cool to room temperature before covering with plastic wrap and refrigerating for at least 3 hours or overnight.


For some extra indulgence, you can make a white chocolate ganache by heating up heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl then adding white chocolate chips. Let sit for 2-3 minutes before stirring together until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cheesecake slices and enjoy!

Now that you have followed all these instructions, it’s time to dive in and enjoy your Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to indulge your sweet-tooth with this cheesecake goodness
Get ready to indulge your sweet-tooth with this cheesecake goodness

Y’all got some creative minds and like to play around with recipes, don’t ya? Well, for those of you who like experimenting in the kitchen, I’ve got some ideas for variations and substitutions that you can make to this luscious Baileys Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake recipe!

First up, let’s talk about the crust. If you don’t have graham crackers on hand, or if you simply feel like mixing it up a bit, try using chocolate wafer cookies or crushed chocolate chip cookies instead. Trust me, they’ll taste just as dreamy.

When it comes to the filling, you could replace the Baileys Irish Cream with any other cream liqueur of your choice. Kahlua or Amaretto would be delightful alternatives that would give your cheesecake a unique twist. And if you’re not keen on using liquor at all, you could substitute the Baileys for additional sweetened condensed milk.

For those who want to take things up a level (and who doesn’t?), try adding some white chocolate chips into the cheesecake mixture before baking. You won’t regret it! As for toppings, feel free to switch out the ganache for your favorite frosting, or add in extra chocolate shavings. You could even try topping it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Finally, if you want to change things up entirely and save yourself some time in the process, try making these cheesecakes into bars instead! Simply press the crust into a 9×13 inch pan and spread the filling on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes (or until set) and voila – Baileys Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars!

Remember, cooking is all about having fun and experimenting with different flavors and ingredients! So go ahead – let your creativity run wild and make this recipe your own.

Serving and Pairing

 This Bailey's Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake is worth every calorie
This Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake is worth every calorie

Now that you’ve whipped up this scrumptious Bailey’s Irish Cream and Chocolate Cheesecake, it’s time to serve it just right.

This decadent dessert pairs beautifully with a variety of beverages. For a classic pairing, serve the cheesecake with a hot cup of tea or coffee. If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving it with a glass of red wine to balance out the sweetness. If you want to keep it boozy, pour yourself a shot of Irish cream and enjoy!

As for presentation, dust the top of the cheesecake with cocoa powder or shave some chocolate curls over the surface for an attractive finish. You can also add fresh berries, whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce to take it to another level.

If you’re entertaining guests or want to give your family a sweet treat, try cutting the cheesecake into bars or small individual servings instead of wedges. This is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day party platters or elegant dessert trays in your family events.

Remember that this rich dessert isn’t for the faint-hearted. A little goes a long way when it comes to this ultra-creamy cheesecake, so make sure to cut small slices and savor every bite.

Get ready to impress your taste buds and let the Irish spirit rise high in anyone’s home with this heavenly Bailey’s Irish Cream and Chocolate Cheesecake that truly stands as no ordinary cheese cake recipe.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect dessert to end a perfect meal
Perfect dessert to end a perfect meal

Now that you have made this delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake, you may be wondering how to store it and reheat it for maximum enjoyment. Fortunately, this cheesecake can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to a month with no loss of flavor.

If you plan to freeze the cheesecake, be sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. To thaw the cheesecake, simply place it in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.

To reheat this luscious dessert, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove the cheesecake from the fridge and let it sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Once it reaches room temperature, place it on a baking sheet and heat it in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until warm.

Another option is to reheat individual slices in the microwave. Simply remove a slice from the fridge, place it on a microwave-safe plate, and heat on medium power for 15-20 seconds. Keep an eye on it to avoid overheating which can lead to a soggy crust.

Whether you choose to store, freeze or reheat your Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake, be sure to savor every bite of this rich and velvety treat!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A chocolate lover's delight with a hint of Bailey's
A chocolate lover’s delight with a hint of Bailey’s

When it comes to making a delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake, there are a few tips that you can follow to ensure perfect results. First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning. This allows for proper incorporation and smoothness throughout the cheesecake.

Another important tip is to use high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the Baileys Irish Cream and chocolate used in the recipe. The better the quality of these ingredients, the better your cheesecake will taste.

When making the crust for your cheesecake, make sure to press the graham cracker crumbs firmly into the bottom of the pan in an even layer. This will help to prevent any air pockets and ensure a solid base for your cheesecake.

When mixing the cream cheese filling, it’s important not to overbeat it as this can create a lumpy texture. Mix until just combined and smooth throughout.

For an extra decadent touch, consider adding a white chocolate ganache on top of your cheesecake once it has cooled. A ganache made with high-quality white chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream will add an extra layer of flavor and sophistication to your cheesecake.

Finally, be patient when baking your cheesecake. It can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes depending on your oven and altitude. Resist the urge to open the oven door during baking as this can cause cracking and uneven cooking.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have a perfectly creamy, rich, and decadent Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake every time.

Bottom Line

And that, my dear readers, is how you make the decadent and delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream & Chocolate Cheesecake. I hope you have enjoyed this recipe article as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

In closing, I encourage you to try this recipe for your next special occasion or simply to treat yourself. With its rich flavors and smooth texture, this dessert is sure to impress your guests and leave them begging for more.

So why wait? Get baking and treat yourself to a little taste of Ireland with every bite. And if you love this cheesecake as much as I do, don’t forget to share the recipe with your friends and family.

Cheers to good food, good company, and the luck of the Irish!

Bailey's Irish Cream & CHocolate Cheesec

Bailey's Irish Cream & CHocolate Cheesec Recipe

Delicious St. Paddy's dessert from Celebrate magazine.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, European, From Scratch, Kid-Friendly, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 714.3kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup bailey's irish cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 -2 quart ice water

Expresso Cream

  • 1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder


  • In a small bowl, whisk whipped topping and espresso powder until combined. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with baking spray with flour. Wrap bottom of pan with 3 layers of foil.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together cracker crumbs, sugar, and cocoa. Stir in melted butter. Press mixture into bottom and 1/2" up sides of prepared pan.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Add condensed milk, Bailey's Irish Cream, and chocolate morsels, beating until combined.
  • Reduce speed to low, and add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Pour into prepared crust. Place springform pan in a large roasting pan. Slowly pour ice water into roasting pans until it reaches 1/2" up sides of springform pan being careful not to fill above foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 1 hour. Remove from oven, and gently run a knife around edges to release sides. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving. Serve with Expresso Cream.


Serving: 305g | Calories: 714.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 62.9g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 48.9g | Saturated Fat: 30.7g | Cholesterol: 156.5mg | Sodium: 367.6mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 53.2g

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