Baileys Cheesecake Recipe

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Total Time30 mins plus chilling overnight
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories474 Kcal24%
Fat40 g57%
Saturated Fat22 g110%

Baileys cheesecake is such an indulgence – it’s perfect for a special occasion, especially around Christmas when you’re looking for that show-stopping dessert that you know everyone will be impressed by. This cheesecake recipe (opens in new tab) really is very easy to make and you just need to follow a few simple steps, before popping it in the fridge to chill until your guests arrive. Our video will also show you how to make each stage if you’re unsure about anything, so you can see just how simple it is. Try it out for your next dinner party (opens in new tab) and your guests will be more than impressed.

Everyone has a bottle of Baileys (opens in new tab) at home, so if you’re wondering how to make the most of it, this Baileys cheesecake might just be for you! Get it out during the festive period for something very special.



For the base:

  • 225g oat biscuits, crumbed
  • 110g butter, melted

For the creamy filling:

  • 300g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 250ml double cream
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 110g unrefined caster sugar
  • 5tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
  • 5 level tsp powdered gelatine
  • 50g toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • handful chocolate curls, to decorate

You will need:

  • 23cm (9in) spring-form tin, lightly oiled


  1. Mix together the biscuit crumbs and melted butter. Press into the tin and chill.
  2. Use an electric hand whisk to mix the cream cheese, double cream, egg yolks and sugar. Whisk in the Baileys.
  3. In a small bowl, let the gelatine “sponge” with a few tablespoons of water, then heat it gently over a pan of simmering water. Stir into the cream.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff then fold into the cream mixture. Pour over the base, cover with clingfilm and chill overnight.
  5. Decorate with chocolate curls, toasted hazelnuts and an extra glug of Baileys.
Top Tip for making Baileys Cheesecake

To make chocolate curls, melt 75-100g dark chocolate onto a plastic chopping board or marble slab. Leave to set well, then drag the blade of a large, heavy knife towards you. Or you can use a veg peeler to shave pieces off a solid block of chocolate

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.