Closeup of a slice of Baileys Cheesecake on a white plate on a white background with the remaining cheesecake in the back

Baileys Cheesecake

You’re going to love this Baileys Cheesecake, a creamy cheesecake flavored with Irish cream with a chocolate cookie crust and chocolate ganache. It is perfect any time of year!

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Closeup of a slice of Baileys Cheesecake on a white plate on a white background with the remaining cheesecake in the back
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Gluten-Free Baileys Cheesecake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Chill Time6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 12
Calories: 766kcal

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 cups (200 g) gluten-free Oreo crumbs (about 18 Double Stuf Oreos)
  • 4 tablespoons (60 g) salted butter, melted

For the cheesecake:

  • 4 (8-ounce) packages full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • cups (300 g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs , room temperature
  • ½ cup (120 mL) Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

For the ganache:

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bars , finely chopped
  • 1 cup (240 mL) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) unsalted butter, room temperature, diced into small pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray and place on a rimmed sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.
  • Combine the Oreo crumbs with melted butter and mix until the butter is fully incorporated. Press the crumb mixture firmly in the bottom of the prepared pan with about ½ inch pressed up the sides of the pan. Set aside.
  • Add cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the cream cheese on medium-low speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Gradually beat in the sugar, adding ½ cup at a time until incorporated. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until just combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed to ensure no clumps of cream cheese remain.
  • Add the Baileys Irish Cream and vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated. Transfer the cheesecake batter to the pan and spread evenly, smoothing out the top.
  • Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or up to 1 hour 30 minutes. When done, the top of the cheesecake will be dry and firm, but the middle will still be jiggly.
  • Turn the oven off and keep the cheesecake in the oven with the door open about 4 inches for 1 hour.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the oven and cool to room temperature. Chill the cheesecake for at least 6 hours but overnight is best.
  • To make the ganache, add the chopped chocolate to a medium heatproof bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it comes just to a simmer (do not boil). Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Whisk in the butter until fully melted and incorporated.
  • Pour the ganache over the cheesecake and chill for 30 minutes.
  • To serve, slice with a large sharp knife and wipe the knife clean between cuts.

Notes

Notes:
• This recipe is best with full-fat cream cheese. Be sure to use blocks of cream cheese and not cream cheese from a tub or the cheesecake will be too soft and won’t set properly.
• ¼ cup of Baileys can be used in place of ¼ cup of the heavy cream in the ganache. Add the Baileys to the bowl with the chopped chocolate before adding the hot cream.
• Store the cheesecake covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Individual slices can be wrapped and frozen.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Baileys Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 766 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 30g150%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 399mg17%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1571IU31%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Cheesecake Chocolate Irish Irish Cream Shay Lachendro
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