Baileys Cheesecake Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 4 reviews

Cheesecakes Desserts Recipes St. Patrick's Day

Cook time Cook time: 1 hour

Baileys Cheesecake is an extraordinary dessert! It is chocolaty, rich, and decadent, with a slight hint of Irish Cream that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Also, check out the short video tutorial attached below and see how delicious this recipe is!

If you love cheesecake as much as I do, then, this one is for you. Check out my other cheesecake recipes like the ones: Cranberry cheesecake, Key Lime Cheesecake, and Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars! They are all equally delish!

Irish Cream  Cheesecake Recipe

Baileys Cheesecake has the Irish cream that we have all grown to love since the 1970s. The liqueur has Irish whiskey, cream, and chocolate that later made its way into this dessert recipe, and not just as a cocktail drink.

This recipe calls for an Oreo crust and a chocolate ganache topping made of the Irish cream. The filling also has a bit of this liqueur. It is moist and rich and is not the usual kind!

So, if you have adult friends coming over, then, serve this to them. Prepare to be asked a lot about the recipe because it will surely be a crowd favorite. And guess what, you can even start preparing this ahead of your party!

How to Make Baileys Cheesecake?

Here are the general steps with the specifics described in the recipe card below:

  1. Make the crust: Crush the Oreo cookies, mix the crumbs with butter, and put in a greased pan. Use the measuring cup to compact the crumbs to make the crust. Then, chill for 20 minutes or more.
  2. Prep the oven: Preheat it to the prescribed temperature.
  3. Make the filling: Beat together the cream cheese and the dry ingredients. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time just until combined. Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Pour over the crust prepared earlier.
  4. Bake: Put the cheesecake in a water bath. Bake just until the edges are settled but the center remains slightly jiggly.
  5. Cool: Turn off the oven and open the door halfway. Let the cake inside cool down slowly then, refrigerate for at least 5 hours. Run a knife along the edges to release the cake and then, refrigerate.
  6. Make the ganache: In a bowl, melt the chocolate mixed with corn syrup using a hot cream that has been allowed to simmer on the stove. Whisk together until smooth, also adding Baileys and allow to cool.
  7. Prepare the whipped cream: Whisk together the ingredients until fluffy.
  8. Serve: Once ready to serve, pour the ganache over the cheesecake and refrigerate. Pipe flavored whipped cream on top to decorate.

How to prevent cheesecake cracks?

Several factors may cause these cracks and here are some suggested solutions:

  1. Slow down the cooling process. This is why it is advisable to not take the pan out of the oven immediately after baking.
  2. Use a water bath. The tendency to crack also comes from being too dry. Hence, the water bath during baking helps with this.
  3. Avoid overbeating. Once the eggs have been added, be careful not to overbeat. Overbeating introduces air in the mixture which could escape during baking causing the center to sink and crack.

Can I make Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake in advance?

Yes, you can. You need to refrigerate it for hours before decorating and serving. So, making it in advance is possible and highly advisable. When put in sealed containers, this dessert will still be okay up to 7 days.

Can I freeze a Baileys Cheesecake?

Yes! To extend the shelf life, freeze it for up to 2 or 3 months. Cover it first in foil, then, place in freezer bags.

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe Tips:

  • You may use other variants of the Oreo if you like.
  • Baileys, even when opened, can be kept in the fridge for at least a year. It is nice to have it constantly if you like recipes like this.
  • If your dessert cracks, then, just cover them with the ganache. No one will notice!

Other delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes:

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5 from 4 reviews

Baileys Cheesecake Recipe

Baileys Cheesecake is an extraordinary dessert! It is chocolaty, rich, and decadent, with a slight hint of Irish Cream that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 12 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 9 hrs 30 mins



Baileys Cheesecake Filling:

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Nutrition information

Calories: 735 Carbohydrates: 74 Protein: 11 Fat: 42 Saturated Fat: 24 Cholesterol: 107 Sodium: 544 Potassium: 418 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 60 Vitamin A: 896 Vitamin C: 1 Calcium: 166 Iron: 4
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Tara Pittman

This cake sounds so delicious. I do love cheesecake for dessert



I love having cheesecake. This recipe sure looks delicious too. I have to give it a try. Chocolate cheesecake is so amazing.



Holy yum! This looks and sounds so delicious. I can't wait to make this!


Celebrate Woman Today

Love the flavor. Would love to make it for my tea time with my friends.



Oh my! I love that this cheesecake has an oreo cookie crust. I've never made a cheesecake but I want to try this recipe.



OMG! You had me at cheesecake. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures.


Lisa Joy Thompson

I bet this tastes amazing! I'm a huge fan of anything with chocolate ganache and an Oreo crust. YUMMM!


Stephanie Pass

This looks absolutely amazing! My husband loves Bailey's, and I know he'd love this.


Krystel | Frugal Living

Ugh I love baileys so I am probably going to love this! It's probably great really cold



The cheesecake looks amazing! Wouldn't be my first choice of flavor but I'm excited that you've shared some other flavors too!



This is really good!! Would be a huge hit at my house!



I love Baileys and I love cheesecake! This is like the best of both worlds!


Lyanna Soria

You had me at cheesecake, I absolutely love them. That baileys cheesecake looks quite delicious!


Ruth I

Cheesecake.. yummy! This makes me drool. I love how mouth watering this looks. I need to try this recipe!


Fatima Torres

I love a good Bailey's treat! It's one of my favorite drinks before I had kids.


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