21 Cheesecakes with Baileys Recipes

21 Cheesecakes with Baileys Recipes

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If you’ve still got half a bottle of Baileys left over from the festive period, I’m going to show you how you can use it up in the best, tastiest, and most impressive ways ever. Whether you’ve got six minutes or six days to get everything ready, there are cheesecakes with Baileys recipes for everyone, featuring strawberries, truckloads of chocolate, coffee, and much more.

Shall we get right to it?

21 Cheesecakes with Baileys Recipes

Did you see the news articles that went around during the festive period, containing shocking news about how long Baileys really lasts once the bottle has been opened? Well, despite what everyone was talking about at the time, Baileys actually does last for quite a long time – open or unopened. According to Baileys:

“Baileys Original lasts 2 years from the day of bottling, opened or unopened when stored at the optimum temperature (0 to 25°C/32 to 77°F).”

Technically, you’ve still got plenty of time to use the boozy beverage up; however, these cheesecakes with Baileys are so lush, you’re going to want to make and eat them. Trust me on that one!

1: Baileys Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake

By Jane’s Patisserie

The first ingredient that most people think of when talking about Baileys is chocolate, but this recipe shows you just how versatile this boozy drink is. Using the Strawberries and Cream flavour of Baileys, the delicious dessert is no-bake, so you don’t need to make it in advance. Even better than that, the recipe takes 20 minutes in total – from start to finish, and it’ll serve up to twelve people. (Depending on how big you cut the slices, obviously.)

Baileys Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake by Jane's Patisserie

Rated five out of five stars by the people who have tried the recipe themselves, you could switch the Strawberries and Cream version of the boozy beverage with any other flavour, such as the regular version, Tiramisu Cocktail, Chocolat Luxe, Eton Mess (limited edition,) Salted Caramel, Orange Truffle, Baileys Colada, or Espresso Crème. All of those flavours/versions of Baileys are available to purchase in the UK at the time of writing. I didn’t realise there were so many of them, did you?

2: Baileys Cheesecake with Baileys Ganache

By The Domestic Gothess

This delicious dessert boasts of a smooth and creamy Baileys cheesecake (baked,) with a deliciously decadent Baileys ganache topping, paired with a wonderful gingersnap crust. Because this cheesecake is baked, you will need it at least one day before the day you plan to eat it. Domestic Gothess explains why: “to prevent cracking.”

Baileys Cheesecake with Baileys Ganache by The Domestic Gothess

Rapid temperature changes can cause cheesecakes to crack. Cooling the cheesecake slowly helps to minimize this risk by allowing it to contract gradually. That’s not the only reason, though. Cooling allows the flavours in the cheesecake to meld and develop fully. Just like many dishes that taste better the next day, cheesecake often tastes even better after it has had time to cool and set in the fridge. Cooling also allows the cheesecake to set properly. While it’s still hot from the oven, the cheesecake is delicate and hasn’t fully solidified. Allowing it to cool gradually helps it firm up and hold its shape when sliced.

We learn something new every day, right?

3: Vegan Baileys Cheesecake

By Dr. Oetker

If you’ve been hunting for vegan cheesecakes with Baileys recipes, I’ve found one that I think might just work. There’s no actual Baileys in the recipe because Baileys isn’t vegan-friendly, but whisky plus some vanilla paste, espresso powder, sugar, and cocoa powder really does work well to recreate the flavour.

Vegan Baileys Cheesecake by Dr Oetker

The name ‘cheesecake’ is actually a little misleading because this dessert isn’t a cake at all. It’s more comparable to a pie, like the Boston cream pie; although, many foodies would probably call it more of a torte than a cake or pie. It’s interesting, too, that we don’t actually know where cheesecakes originated. Everyone seems to have their own opinion, with many believing it to be a Greek or Roman-based dish. Don’t say that to Heston Blumenthal, though. He’s a firm believer of the popular dessert being an English creation.

4: Six-Minute Baileys Cheesecake

By Sarah Rainey / THF

If you need to whip up a grownup dessert in a flash, this recipe ticks all the right boxes. Ready in six-minutes and decadent enough to make everyone happy, you’ll only need seven ingredients, many of which are already probably in your kitchen cupboards. Cheesecakes with Baileys recipes like this one are great because they serve ten or so people, are freezer-friendly (in the rare case that there are leftovers,) and is quick enough to whip up with ease.

Six-Minute Baileys Cheesecake by Sarah Rainey THF

Let’s go back to what I said previously about cheesecake potentially having roots in Ancient Greece and, in turn, Ancient Rome. There is a type of cheesecake mentioned in a book created by Aegimus, a Greek physician, in the 5th century BCE… which is a ridiculously long time ago. Other, slightly different types of cheesecake have been mentioned in countless recipe books across the ages, which is why the origins of the dessert are so hotly debated.

5: Baileys and Chocolate Cheesecake

By Delicious Magazine

I bet you’re wondering about those cheesecake English roots that Heston Blumenthal spoke about. Well, a medieval recipe book from 1390, from England, describes something called sambocade, which is a cheesecake-like dessert featuring rose water and elderflower. The Forme of Cury was the name of the recipe book, and it was created by the cooks in the household of King Richard II.

Baileys and Chocolate Cheesecake by Delicious Magazine

The word that we know today – cheesecake – wasn’t used until the 15th century, but the dessert looked very different back then. The modern-day version didn’t actually come about until three centuries later – 18th century! Anyway, back to the modern-day versions that feature Baileys, this Baileys and chocolate cheesecake is a classic that is simple to make, serves up to twelve people, and takes 45 minutes to make (plus chilling time.)

6: No-Bake Malteser Cheesecake

By Bake Play Smile

This delicious cheesecake features a creamy, white chocolate filling, topped off with Maltesers – or any kind of chocolate you like! Throw some Twirl bits on there, or some of the mini chocolates you get in a tub of Celebrations or Heroes. This no-bake (yes, no-bake) cheesecake is super customisable, and is a great for letting the kids get involved.

Baileys and Malteser Cheesecake by Bake, Play, Smile

You’ll need to make the cheesecake at least seven hours before you plan to serve it up, as it requires six hours of chilling time along with 30 minutes of preparation/putting-together time. The recipe creator says that you’ll get up to 16 servings, each with just over 540 calories… but those are going to be slim slices. (Slim in my house, anyway.)

7: No-Bake Vegan Baileys and Coffee Cheesecake

By Addicted to Dates

Are you vegan, or do you plan to serve up dinner to a vegan friend, loved one, or relative? I’ve got your back! This delicious cheesecake uses a homemade vegan Baileys. Baileys have their own vegan drink, which has an almond-vanilla flavour, is 100% dairy-free and vegan friendly, and is called Baileys Almande.

No-Bake Vegan Baileys and Coffee Cheesecake by Addicted to Dates

Anyway, let’s get back to the cheesecakes with Baileys. One slice of this decadent dessert contains 430 calories, and you’ll get 12 servings if you slice it up thinly. It is a no-bake cheesecake, but you’ll still need to allow for six hours of chilling time on top of 30 minutes of prep time. At the time of writing, the recipe has a five-out-of-five-star rating, from 18 people who’ve tried it for themselves, and there are a bunch of other delicious-sounding vegan desserts on the site. It’s definitely worth a look, if you’re asking for my opinion.

8: Baileys and White Chocolate Cheesecake

By Kelly-Jane / Nigella Lawson

Considering how complex this recipe appears, the cheesecake is actually much easier to make than you’d think. It features a buttery digestive biscuit crust, topped with a whisky, Baileys, white chocolate, crème fraiche, and double cream mix. Soft, creamy, decadent, and perfect for special occasions. That’s what I think, anyway.

White Chocolate Baileys Cheesecake

Reviews express things like, “scrumptious,” “deliciously easy,” and “I hate cheesecake, but this recipe is absolutely beautiful,” – so I think it’s safe to assume that the cheesecake is a winner. You could switch the white chocolate out for dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or a combination of two or more. It’s up to you and your preferences. Who knows what kind of delicious treat you might whip up if you get a little experimental?!

9: Baileys Salted Caramel Cheesecake

By Baileys

This recipe contains both dairy and nuts, so it’s not suitable for people who can’t consume either of those things. This stunning salted caramel cheesecake serves four people (or six if you cut the pieces smaller,) is super easy to make, doesn’t require any baking, and can be customised in so many different ways.

Baileys Salted Caramel Cheesecake by Baileys

Let’s go back to what I mentioned earlier, about the Greeks potentially being responsible for the birth of the cheesecake dessert. According to Cheesecake, which is a website dedicated to the treat, there was a cheese cake-like recipe in 230 AD, but there is evidence of a very similar dessert style up to 2,000 years before that. Some reports seem to suggest that cheesecake was a vital part of the Olympic Games around 776 BC. That’s some history, right?

10: Baileys Mocha Cheesecake

By Lins Food

If you like to consume your booze, chocolate, and coffee together, this Baileys mocha cheesecake is right up your alley. It’s not one that you can throw together on the day, though. This recipe needs at least one day of chilling time, so make sure you factor that in when creating your menu.

Baileys Mocha Cheesecake by Lins Food

This recipe gives you a big enough cheesecake to serve 12 people, and you’ll need to set aside one hour of cooking time and 30 minutes of preparation and decoration time alongside the one full day of chilling time. It’ll be well worth it, though. You’ll have a deliciously decadent cheesecake with Baileys that you’ll wish was much, much bigger. Or is that just me?

11: Gluten-Free Baileys Cheesecake

By The Gluten Free Blogger

We couldn’t leave our gluten-friends out now, could we? There are actually a fair few gluten-free cheesecakes with Baileys recipes out there on the internet, but I think this dessert is one of the best. You will need to allow for 6 hours of chilling time, but the prep work will take half an hour, maximum.

Gluten-Free Baileys Cheesecake by The Gluten Free Blogger

Before the 18th century, cheesecakes had an overwhelming yeast taste, because of the yeast ingredient that was used at the same. America came to the rescue with the creation of cream cheese, which replaced the need for yeast. And here’s another fun fact for you, too: cream cheese was a completely accidental creation. A dairy farmer in New York was attempting to recreate a type of French cheese, called Neufchatel, but failed. The failure resulted in cream cheese, and thank the Gods of cheese for that, right?

12: Baileys, Chocolate, and Caramel Cheesecake

By I Love Cooking

If you want a little something extra with your cheesecakes with Baileys, why not throw caramel into the mix? You’ll get 12 delicious portions out of this recipe, and it’s best to make the dessert the day before you plan to eat it, so you can leave it in the fridge to set overnight. The actual prep work takes just 20 minutes, too. Easy, quick, and perfect for group dinners, family dinners, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, St. Patrick’s Day, and several other events. In fact, I’d call this one a great all-rounder.

Baileys, Chocolate & Caramel Cheesecake by I Love Cooking

There are now lots of different types of cheesecake, from all areas of our beautiful planet. There are even a handful of different variations within just the United States. St. Louis is known for a cheesecake with an additional, gooey cake mixture on top. The New York style cheesecake is very popular here in the UK. There’s also a Philadelphia cheesecake, which is lighter and fluffier than typical cheesecake, and is usually served with something on the side, such as chocolate, cream, nuts, or fruit.

13: Chocolate and Baileys Cheesecake with Mini Eggs

By Marcus Bean / BBC Good Food Show

This cheesecake recipe is perfect for easter time, with the addition of mini eggs. In my opinion, though, it’s a great dessert for any time of year. The recipe difficulty is classed as easy, alongside rich, chocolatey, creamy, and great for those who have a sweet tooth. After trying this dessert for myself, I can confirm that it is delicious and every but as chocolatey, rich, and creamy as described.

Chocolate and Baileys Cheesecake with Mini Eggs by Marcus Bean BBC Good Food Show

There are so many different types of ingredients that can be used to make the cheesecake. I’ve always used mascarpone in mine, but ricotta cheese is also great. Italian desserts and cheesecakes commonly use ricotta, but if you were to travel to somewhere like Germany, you’d find that the dessert was made with cottage cheese. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: getting experimental is key! How do you know what’s great and what’s not if you don’t give them all a try?

14: Baileys New York Cheesecake

By Waitrose

A New York style cheesecake is a rich, smooth, and creamy dessert that’s a staple in American cuisine. It’s typically made with a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and sometimes sour cream or heavy (double) cream. The distinguishing feature of a New York cheesecake is its dense and creamy texture, which sets it apart from other types of cheesecake.

Baileys New York Cheesecake by Waitrose

The filling is poured over a graham cracker crust and baked until set, and the result is a dense, smooth, and indulgent cheesecake with a slightly tangy flavour from the cream cheese. It’s often served plain or with fruit toppings, caramel, chocolate sauce, or whipped cream – or, like this Baileys New York cheesecake, which is a tabletop showstopper for sure.

15: Japanese Baileys Cheesecake

By Good Housekeeping UK

Japanese cheesecake, also known as cotton cheesecake or soufflé cheesecake, is a popular variation of cheesecake that originated in Japan. It is characterized by its light, fluffy texture, and delicate flavour, and unlike traditional cheesecake, which tends to be dense and rich, Japanese cheesecake is much lighter and spongier in texture.

Baileys Japanese Cheesecake by Good Housekeeping UK

This delicious dessert incorporates a white chocolate ganache and a healthy helping of Baileys into a cheesecake that serves ten portions, each one containing approximately 290 calories each. You’ll need to give yourself 20 minutes of preparation time plus just under one hour of cooking time. The result is a showstopper dessert that everyone will be talking about for all the right reasons.

16: Slimming World Baileys Cheesecake

 By Slimming World Encyclopedia

If you’re watching your weight, I’ve still got a cheesecake with Baileys for you. With only 4 syns per serving, there’s no need to miss out on one of the tastiest, celebration-worthy dessert of all time. (In our humble opinions, anyway.) You’ll need around an hour to make it, and it’s completely Slimming World-approved.

Slimming World Baileys Cheesecake by Slimming World Encyclopedia

Technically, there are two main types of modern-day cheesecake: baked, and unbaked or no-bake. Within those categories, though, there are hundreds of different types and varieties. Italy, for example, has a baked cheesecake called Crostata di ricotta, which contains (as you’ve probably guessed) ricotta cheese along with eggs, chocolate chips, and occasionally other ingredients. Travel over to Spain, on the other hand, and you’ll enjoy Basque cheesecake featuring custard and absolutely no crust.

17: Baileys Cheesecake Pots

By Sainsbury’s Magazine

There are several reasons why you might want to serve up individual cheesecakes with Baileys rather than creating one large dessert. Individual cheesecakes allow for easy portion control, ensuring that each person gets a perfect serving size without the need for slicing. Individual cheesecakes often have a more elegant and attractive presentation compared to a single large cheesecake, and they can be garnished individually, adding visual appeal to dessert displays.

Baileys Cheesecake Pots by Sainsbury's Magazine

And that’s not all. With individual cheesecakes, you can easily customise flavours and toppings to suit different preferences. This allows for greater variety and can accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences. There’s also something inherently indulgent about having your own personal cheesecake. It adds a special touch to dessert time and makes each serving feel like a treat. Anyway, now that we’ve got the benefits out the way, it’s Baileys cheesecake time.

18: Frozen Cheesecake with Baileys and Chocolate

By BBC Good Food

The best thing about this dessert is that you can make it, keep it in the freezer, and then just bring it out of the freezer around 20 or 30 minutes before you plan to serve it up. Actually, the best thing about cheesecakes with Baileys like this one is the mixture of decadent ingredients and delectable flavours, but I’m sure you know what we mean.

Frozen Cheesecake with Baileys and Chocolate by BBC Good Food

This is a pretty calorific dessert. Do you want to know? Are you sure? Okay, I’ll tell you: 845 calories per slice. Suuuuper calorific. But, you know, we all deserve a sweet treat from time to time. It’s all about moderation. It’s not like you’re going to be enjoy these decadent desserts every day, right?

If you are in the market for slightly healthier or less calorific substitutes for cream cheese in your cheesecakes with Baileys, you do have other options. These include ricotta cheese, sour cream, cashew cream, mascarpone cheese, soft tofu, cottage cheese, and many more. It’s always good to have options!

19: Choc Ripple Baileys Mousse Cheesecake Slice

By Taste AU

You are going to need to give yourself at least 7 or 8 hours of chilling time to whip up this delicious dessert, alongside around 45 minutes of baking/cooking time. You’ll get enough dessert to serve 16 people… or a few less if you make the slices a little bigger. The finished dessert is a wonderful mix of rippled chocolate (Twirl,) chocolate mousse, and Baileys (obviously.)

Baileys Choc Ripple Mousse Slice by Taste AU

The recipe for this boozy dessert has been saved by more than 1,000 people, and it’s been rated five out of five stars by those who have tried it for themselves. It contains booze, milk, wheat, lactose, and gluten, so it’s not appropriate for people who can’t/won’t consume those things. Despite how decadent it looks, each slice of this cheesecake (if you slice 16 pieces) contains 318 calories. That’s surprisingly low, right?

20: Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecakes

By Life, Love, and Sugar

Because these desserts feature Baileys, they would be great for all sorts of events and parties, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and much more. These cheesecakes with Baileys are also individually sized, which makes them perfect for buffet and finger food gatherings, and they only take around 30 minutes, including cooking and preparation time, plus cooling time, obviously.

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecakes by Life, Love and Sugar

This is actually one of my favourite recipes on this list of cheesecakes with Baileys recipes, and Lindsay at Life, Love, and Sugar has a whole bunch of Baileys-based desserts that I urge you to take a peek at. These include No-Bake Baileys Cookie Balls, Baileys Fudge Brownies, and Baileys Chocolate Cookies, all of which are on my list of treats to try next.

21: Baileys Cheesecake Truffles

By Sainsbury’s Magazine

If you want to incorporate Baileys and cheesecake together, in a slightly different form, you need to take a peek at these Baileys cheesecake truffles. You’ll only need around 40 minutes to make them, but you will also need to give them at least four hours of chilling time for best results. Just bear that in mind.

Baileys Cheesecake Truffles by Sainsbury's Magazine

You’ll get around 30 small truffles if you follow the recipe, each one containing just over 100 calories. The treats themselves would look great in a little box, with food-friendly tissue paper, all tied up with a bow, as a Valentine’s Day edible gift, too. They’re also in the Christmas section of recipes, so you could always stash this recipe away for the festive period.

You’ll find more Baileys Christmas recipes right here: 21 Christmas Baileys Dessert Ideas.

21 Cheesecakes with Baileys Recipes: Conclusion

I hope I’ve given you plenty of cheesecakes with Baileys inspiration, but there are plenty of other decadent and delicious desserts to be found here on Buzzy Kitchen. In fact, if you take a little peek below, I’ve listed a couple, so you don’t even need to go hunting for them!

Have a fabulous day, folks. Enjoy your dessert!

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