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Irish Cream Cheesecake

  • Author: Meagan


Mom made a fabulous Father’s Day dinner for all of us but she let me make dessert (I had to practically wrestle her! this was her dessert plan and I think I was only allowed to help because I said I had to make it to post it!).  She thought it came from a food magazine, but my internet search found this to be the closest recipe to hers – so I’m officially calling it a Deanna recipe.  It’s really great and it’s cheesecake, everyone loved it!



Irish Cream Cheesecake


1 c. EACH graham cracker crumbs AND finely chopped pecans

1/4 c. EACH sugar AND melted butter

Combine all 4 ingredients in a medium bowl and then press into a lightly sprayed 9 or 10 inch spring form pan.  Put the prepared crust in the fridge, and preheat the oven to 325 while you prepare the filling.


3 packages (250 g. each) cream cheese, softened

3/4 c. sugar

3 eggs

1/3 c. Bailey’s Irish Cream

3 oz. (3 squares) white baking chocolate, melted

Beat together the cream cheese and sugar using your electric mixer or electric hand beaters, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.  Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well in between, and again, scrape down the bowl as needed.  Beat in the Irish Cream and the melted chocolate and then pour the mixture into your prepared, chilled crust, smoothing out the top as best as you can.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the center is just set – it shouldn’t wiggle at all – and then carefully run a knife or very thin spatula around the whole outside edge as the cake will shrink a bit as it cools.  Cool completely before serving, chilling it for a couple of hours after it’s cool is even better.


1 c. sour cream

3 T. icing sugar

1 T. Bailey’s Irish Cream


Beat the topping ingredients together in a small bowl – I just used a fork – and chill until you’re ready to serve the cake.  Right before serving, give it another stir and then either smooth it over the whole cake in a thin layer, or just drop a tablespoon or so on top of each piece, which is what we did – this also keeps the cake perfect for the next day IF there are any leftovers.  Make the topping though, it really adds to the cake – enjoy!

  • Category: Cakes, Cheesecake