Baileys cheesecake
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Baileys cheesecake

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Serves 5

seriously easy, dreamy dessert

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  • Ingredients for a 9-inch cheesecake:
  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter
  • 250g/8¾oz biscuits (crushed).
  • 450g/1lb Cream cheese such as Philadelphia
  • 1 slug of Baileys Irish cream
  • 100ml/3½oz icing sugar
  • 200ml/10½oz double cream
  • 60g/2oz chocolate (dairy or plain, as you prefer)


    1. Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the crushed biscuits and mix until the butter has been absorbed.
    2. Remove from the heat and, while still warm, press the mixture (using the back of a spoon) into the bottom of a lined 23cm/9inch springform or flan tin. Leave to set for one hour in the fridge.
    3. While it is chilling, grate the chocolate. Set aside in the fridge if your kitchen is warm.
    4. In a bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
    5. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is soft. Beat in the icing sugar and a shot of Baileys. Fold in the whipped cream and three-quarters of the chocolate. When the mixture is smooth, smooth it evenly onto the biscuit base.
    6. Refridgerate and allow to set for at least two hours. If you can bear to leave it overnight, so much the better.
    7. To serve, remove from the tin and decorate. You can either sprinkle the remaining grated chocolate over the top for a simple finish, or add some individual chocolates and flakes for a more elegant and ceremonial dressing.
    8. Some people serve individual portions with additional cream, poured over or whipped into a peak.

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28th Dec, 2016
Absolutely love this recipe, made this for the past three Christmases and me and my family love it, i put aprox 75ml of Baileys in it just to give it a bit more flavour, would highly recommend, enjoy
20th Apr, 2014
As described very easy to make and tastes delicious. I made the base using crushed chocolate chip hobnobs. I possibly added a little more than a shot of baileys as I was not quite sure what a shot would be, but it gave the cheesecake a lovely baileys flavour. I made it the night before. Thank you forsuch a lovely, tasty recipe.
28th May, 2019
In the picture it looks like there’s another creamy layer of sorts on the cheesecake before chocolate drizzled over it. Can you tell me what’s in that layer please?
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