Bailey's Chocolate Cheesecake

28 November 2013

So it's just under 4 weeks until the big day. Hands up who's feeling in the Christmas spirit yet? I'm not quite... but I'm getting there. I've finished my Christmas present shopping and bought the darlings birthday presents which I always like to get done as early as possible. Just the wrapping to do, cards to write, advent calendar to fill, Christmas Eve box to organise, make everything on my list of Christmas baking and about a million other things!

Oh and there's Lydia's birthday party to plan and birthday cake to make in about 10 days... but I'll just gloss over that! We don't put our Christmas tree up until after her birthday, so I should be well and truly in the swing of things by then.

Anyway here's one more to tick off my Christmas baking list. You already know that Bailey's is my favourite drink... alcoholic drink I mean! I personally don't know why anyone would just buy Bailey's at Christmas... I have a bottle in my fridge all year round!

When I made this I just happened to have the orange truffle flavoured Bailey's in the fridge so I used that... and it was amazing. The Bailey's flavour is quite subtle but is the perfect partner for the chocolate and creamy cheesecakeyness!

Bailey's Chocolate Cheesecake

Serves 8
Preparation time 15 minutes
Chilling time 3 hours

100g butter
250g digestive biscuits
500g full fat cream cheese
50ml Baileys
100ml icing sugar 
300ml double cream
100g grated chocolate
 Cocoa powder to decorate

Break up the digestive biscuits and whizz them in a food processor until they turn to fine crumbs. Alternatively, you could put the biscuits in a strong plastic bag, fasten tightly and bash with a rolling pin until you get fine crumbs. Tip into a bowl.

Melt the butter in the microwave and add to the biscuit crumbs. Tip the mixture into a 20cm/8" loose bottomed flan dish or cake tin and press into the base with your fingers or the back of a spoon. Put in the fridge to chill for about 1 hour.

Whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks and leave to one side. Lightly whip the cream cheese then beat in the Bailey's and icing sugar. Fold in the whipped cream and grated chocolate. When smooth, spoon evenly onto the biscuits and smooth the surface with a spatula.

Spoon the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and smooth the surface. Place back in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Dust with the cocoa powder or grated chocolate.

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  1. Oh my word! Thank you for linking this one up to Festive Friday - I WILL be making this! :-)

  2. Looks seriously delish. I make Baileys choc cheesecake from time to time and it's always gone within a couple of hours! Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned this post and there's a fresh linky live now - would be great to see you join in again x

  3. Oh Wow would you like to link up to my Christmas Cooking linky? This looks so great I have honestly been looking for a Bailey's dessert recipe


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