Brownie Baileys Cheesecake [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 7 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 1 hour

Brownie Baileys Cheesecake is decadent, chocolaty, dense, and extraordinary. It is everything that an elegant cheesecake should be and more! Also, watch the short recipe video attached below, for a quick step by step tutorial!

If you are looking for more dessert recipes for the holiday season, then, you have come to the right place. Try my recipes for Instant Pot Creme Brulee, Cranberry Coffee Cake, and Oreo Nutella Cake!

Best Brownie Baileys Cheesecake

Brownie Baileys Cheesecake has a brownie base instead of the usual graham or Oreo crust. And that makes this dessert extra special. The dense base is a great contrast to the smooth filling.

And the addition of liqueur is rather unusual for most desserts but makes it more interesting. Baileys has cream and cocoa, so it provides a seamless transition with the chocolate and the flavors meld well together. Meanwhile, the Irish whiskey in the concoction gives another flavor dimension.

You can serve this part of your upcoming parties this holiday season and for sure, your friends will rave about it! I recently served this at a family get-together last week and it was a blast!

How to Make Brownie Baileys Cheesecake:

For quick guidelines, please watch the recipe video attached above. The general steps are as follows:

  • Brownie Crust: Prepare the batter as stated on the packaging. Pour it in a lightly greased pan with the bottom and sides covered with foil. Freeze the layer for at least one hour. Meanwhile, do the rest of the recipe but first, preheat the oven.
  • Prep the Filling: In a bowl, mix the dairy with the dry ingredients and make sure to mix uniformly. Add the eggs one at a time and mix just until everything is incorporated. Stir in the rest of the filling ingredients. Pour the filling in the pan over the first layer.
  • Bake: Bake in a water bath. It is done when the center of the cheesecake is still wobbly, but the sides are set.
  • Cool: Turn off the oven and slightly open its door to cool the cheesecake inside. Once fully cooled, remove it from the oven and put it in the fridge to cool for another 5 to 6 hours. Once set, remove it from the pan by releasing the sides by running a knife along the perimeter. Then, put it back in the fridge until ready to decorate.
  • Prep the Ganache: In a saucepan, heat the cream. Then, pour the hot cream in the bowl and whisk to melt and incorporate the chocolate. Then, whisk in the liqueur. Set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  • Decorate: Once the cheesecake has cooled, pour the ganache over it and allow everything to set for another hour. Pipe out whipped cream on top to decorate. To prepare the whipped cream, simply whisk together the ingredients until soft peaks form. You can put chocolate sprinkles on top of the whipped cream, too.

How long to cook Brownie Baileys Cheesecake?

The actual baking will just be around 50-60 minutes. But, the total prep time of the crust and the chilling will be around 6 hours already.

What I like to do when I make recipes like this is to not try to do it all in one time. I like to pause and do some other things, so sometimes, one cheesecake takes me one day or two days to prepare until the final touches. The crust and the filling keep well so I leverage on that.

How long is it good for?

This dessert can keep in the fridge for 7 days as long as it is placed in an airtight container. In the freezer, you can keep it for up to 3 months. Cover it in foil before placing it in a freezer bag.

Recipe Tips:

  • If you want it lighter, then, you can make an Oreo crust in place of the brownie layer.
  • Make sure to not overbeat the filling when the eggs have been added. Overbeating will aerate it which could cause cracking or sinking later when baked.
  • When removing the cheesecake from the pan, use a heated knife or spatula. Dip the knife in hot water, then, wipe dry with a towel, then, run it along the sides to release the cake.

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5 from 7 reviews

Brownie Baileys Cheesecake

Brownie Baileys Cheesecake is decadent, chocolaty, dense, and extraordinary. It is everything that an elegant cheesecake should be and more!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 12 slices
Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 6 hrs


Brownie Crust Layer:

Baileys Cheesecake Filling:

Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache:

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Brownie Layer Crust:

Baileys Cheesecake Filling:

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Nutrition information

Calories: 1003 Carbohydrates: 122 Protein: 14 Fat: 51 Saturated Fat: 28 Cholesterol: 98 Sodium: 544 Potassium: 519 Fiber: 6 Sugar: 94 Vitamin A: 652 Vitamin C: 1 Calcium: 159 Iron: 5
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Wow, this is stunning!! Looks out of the magazine picture! I was browsing your site and made a few recipes which we LOVED, and saw this one. Looks incredible, will try to make it next weekend!


let us know how you liked it Monica. Thanks for stopping by!


Sara Welch

What a beautiful dessert! Excited to impress my family with this on Christmas Eve; restaurant worthy, indeed!


Dorothy Reinhold

Anything with a brownie crust and Bailey's in every layer has to be amazing!


Chrissie Baker

Girl, I don’t even like cheesecake, but these PICTURES. Wow. Seriously so beautiful, Catalina!



It really doesn't get any better than this! Such a great combination of flavors.



Oh my goodness my mouth is watering!! This look so rich and divine!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This Brownie Baileys Cheesecake is needs to happen at my house very soon!!



I love the triple layer of chocolate in this cheesecake! Made for a really good and creamy cheesecake!


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