Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake

This rich, creamy cheesecake with a touch of Irish cream and miniature chocolate chips will impress everyone. You can even make it a day ahead!

30 min. prep time
16 servings
353 Ratings



1 (9-ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (2 cups)
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1 cup sugar
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/3 to 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
3/4 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour


Chocolate curls, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F. Wrap outside of 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease inside of pan.

Stir together all crust ingredients in bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan; set aside.

Combine sugar and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time, until well mixed. Do not overbeat. Stir in liqueur.

Combine 1/2 cup chocolate chips and flour in bowl; gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour filling into crust. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over batter.

Place cheesecake onto center rack of oven. Place pan of warm water on rack below cheesecake to prevent cracking. Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set and firm to touch. Cool 10 minutes.

Loosen side of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Garnish with whipped cream and top with chocolate curls, if desired.



Sensational Mocha Cheesecake. Prepare cheesecake as directed above substituting 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half or milk, 2 tablespoons cooled coffee and 1 teaspoon almond extract for 1/3 to 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 400

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 290mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #8097B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Sensational taste and easy to make. Creamy cheesecake with a boozy twist. Everyone loved it!
I have been making this for a few years now and it is great! So easy, but so impressive. I make it the most during the holidays, but it's great anytime. If you like Baily's and cheesecake this is a must try recipe.
filling but my family love it Now I make for party's

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