Tuesday 24 December 2013

Baileys Chocolat Luxe Cheesecake

Baileys chocolat luxe cheesecake

If you haven't got a dessert for Christmas day yet - or want something different for Boxing Day - you've still got time to make this delicious Baileys cheesecake! I used the new Baileys Chocolat Luxe which is delicious - I'm surprised they haven't made a chocolate flavour before now (though I'm not complaining about the caramel version either)!

I adapted this recipe from one on the Baileys website. I left out the melted chocolate as I used Baileys Chocolat Luxe instead of the Original Irish Cream flavour and I made a few other tweaks.

You need:
150g digestive biscuits
50g butter, melted
50ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe
250g mascarpone cheese
100g cream cheese
200g fromage frais
2 eggs
40g caster sugar

Preheat oven to 180C. Crush the biscuits either in a food processor or in a plastic food bag with a rolling pin until you have crumbs. In a bowl, mix the crumbs with the melted butter.

Press the crumbs into the base of a loose-bottomed cake tin - I used an 8 inch one. Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and firm. Then turn down the oven to 150C.

In a bowl, whisk the mascarpone, soft cheese and fromage frais with the eggs and sugar.

Add the Baileys and whisk again.

Pour the mixture onto the biscuit base and bake for around an hour. Check occasionally to make sure the top doesn't go too brown, in which case you can cover it with foil. Bake until the cheesecake is no longer wobbly when you move the tin.

 Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

 The cheesecake is deliciously light and creamy and you can definitely taste the Baileys with a hint of chocolate. We had this for dessert when we saw my boyfriend's parents the day before Christmas Eve.

I'm sending this to We Should Cocoa, hosted by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog. The theme for the December challenge is alcohol (and chocolate) - so the Bailey's Chocolat Luxe in this cheesecake ticks both boxes.

I'm also sending this to Calendar Cakes, hosted by Rachel at Dollybakes and Laura at Laura Loves Cakes, as the theme this month is jingle bells rock, and I think this Baileys cheesecake is perfect for a festive party or Christmas dinner dessert.


  1. shame it won't travel---it looks scrumptious.!

    1. I'd have to keep it flat so I'm not sure we've got room in the car, that's the downside of a two seater with a tiny boot! I am bringing the starter for Christmas day though..

  2. That sounds quite heavenly Caroline and a perfect cheesecake for Christmas. Thanks for submitting it to We Should Cocoa and best wishes for the New Year.


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