This is a simple series of questions. Do you like Baileys? And cream cheese? what about chocolate? If the answer is “Yes” to all 3 of these, which it will be, then make this Baileys and Chocolate Cheesecake today. Don’t wait! Don’t procrastinate! Make it now. You won’t regret it. I guarantee it!! 😉
This is so yummy and so easy to make. No real cooking involved and everyone will love it.
Obviously, there needs to be a little caveat here. The clue is in the name. Baileys and Chocolate Cheesecake does have Baileys in it and so a little tiny bit of alcohol. Probably not suitable for the little ones. Mind you, you can make the exact same recipe, just without any chocolate liquor. Or even better, make two! One with and one without.
As always the printable recipe is at the bottom of this post but this is very easy to make. Just read on and find yourself in heaven in less than an hour…
1. Gather the ingredients together
There are only 7 ingredients in this beauty and very limited preparation. 10 digestive biscuits, 100 grams butter, 600 grams cream cheese, 100 grams icing sugar, 300 ml of double cream, 100 grams of finely grated chocolate, and that all important shot of Baileys Irish Cream.
2. The biscuit base
First of all, take the digestive biscuits, I use McVities but any brand will do, and crush them to the texture of crumbs. You can do this in a food processor but if you do not have one just place the biscuits in a freezer bag.
Grab a kitchen mallet or a rolling pin and then bash the biscuits until you get a fine crumb. This is actually really therapeutic!
Next, melt the butter under low heat and then add the crushed biscuit crumb.
Take this off the heat and mix the biscuit and butter together until the biscuit has absorbed all of the melted butter.
Finally, take a cheesecake tin and lay the biscuit butter mix in the bottom and cover the base. Then pat down with the base of a spoon and leave in the fridge to cool for one hour.
3. Make the Baileys and chocolate cheesecake filling
Now for the sweet stuff… Take the cream and whip it until it just starts to stiffen up. Be careful not to over whip. Then set aside.
Now take the cream cheese and whisk until it loosens up a little. Now add the Baileys (or not depending on the age of your guests) and mix in.
Now add the icing sugar and the whipped cream and mix in.
Now grate the chocolate on the finest grate size so it looks something like this:
Add the chocolate to the cream cheese mixture.
Now stir the grated chocolate into the cheesecake mix. Make sure you get right to the bottom of the bowl so that the chocolate is mixed in with all the cream and cheese.
4. Form the cheesecake
By now the biscuit base should have cooled and set so remove this from the fridge. Now spoon the cheesecake mix on top of the base and spread around evenly making sure you force the mix to the sides of the tin. Finally, return to the fridge for around 2 hours to set.
And that’s it. Once the cheesecake has set it’s ready to serve. Gently remove the outer cheesecake tin and enjoy. This is really a great dessert. Yum!
And that’s all folks! As easy as that. As always the printable recipe is below and I would love to know how you get on. Just drop me your thoughts or any questions using the comments box below. Also, why not have a look a some of the other recipes from The Yum Yum Club. I’ve chosen a few for you below…
As always, many thanks for reading and until next time… Steve.
5. Nutritional values
6. Printable Recipe
Baileys and chocolate cheesecake. I could go on but why? It's Baileys Irish Cream, cream cheese, and chocolate. I think that's enough. Yum!! 😋 | theyumyumclub.com
- 9 digestive biscuits crushed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter Metric 100 grams
- 2.5 cups cream cheese Metric 600 grams
- 1 fl oz Baileys or Irish Cream Metric 25 ml
- 1/2 cup icing sugar Metric 100 grams
- 10 fl oz thick double cream Metric 300 ml
- 1/2 cup finely grated chocolate Metric 100 grams
Gather all of the ingredients together.
Crush the biscuits to a crumb.
Now melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat and add the biscuit crumb and mix. This is a quick activity and you just want to mix the two ingredients together. Be careful not to burn the biscuit crumb.
Next, tip the biscuit and butter mix into a cheesecake tin and spread evenly on the base. Make sure the base is fully covered including the edges of the sides. Place in the fridge and leave to cool and set for 1 hour.
Now whip the think double cream to a smooth texture and set aside.
Next, take the cream cheese and whisk to loosen it up and add the Baileys.
With Baileys mixed in add the icing sugar and cream and mix thoroughly.
Finely grate the chocolate on the smallest grater size.
Now add the grated chocolate to the cream and cheese mix and stir thoroughly making sure the chocolate is mixed throughout.
Now remove the cheesecake base from the fridge and spoon the cheesecake mix on to the base. Spread this evenly over the base and return to the fridge for another 2 hours.
After the 2 hours and once set, and you are ready to serve, just remove the outer cheesecake tray and prepare to see a lot of smiling faces!!