Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake

Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe
3 Reviews
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
Total Time
16 servings



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


1 cup
3 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/3 to 1/2 cup
Irish cream liqueur
3/4 cup
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon
all-purpose flour


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, if desired
Chocolate curls, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Wrap outside of 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease inside of pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Loosen side of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream and top with chocolate curls, if desired.

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Variation: 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.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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Recipe Comments and Reviews


I have adapted this recipe to a chocolate pie crust dish instead of a springform pan. It uses 2-- 8 Ozs. packages of cream cheese, 1/2 Cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/4 Cup Bailey's Irish cream, 1/4 + 1/8 Cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 Tsp. flour. Keep the oven temperature the same and add the flour to the 1/4 Cup of chips; sprinkle the 1/8 Cup over the top of the batter. Bake with a cookie sheet buelow the pie pan for 45-55 minutes until firm to touch (top may crack) You may want to add a bowl of water to the oven to stop any cracking. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack and refrigerate before serving. Yield: 8 servings


Hi Janet, while we have not tried this in the Test Kitchens, we encourage you to try! If you do, let us know how it ends up turning out. Happy baking!


can you substitute Irish creamer for the alcohol?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Mallory
Hi Janet, while we have not tried this in the Test Kitchens, we encourage you to try! If you do, let us know how it ends up turning out. Happy baking!
Posted March 18, 2016


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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