Easy Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe: Heaven in Every Bite

Hey there, fellow dessert enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into a recipe that's gonna make you want to dance an Irish jig while it melts in your mouth. We're talking about an Irish Cream Cheesecake that is as irresistible as it sounds. Imagine combining the lush flavors of Bailey’s Irish Cream with the creamy delight of cheesecake. Now, add a little minty magic with an Oreo crust, and you've got a dessert that speaks in delightful Irish whispers.

Before we get into the mixing and baking, let me assure you this recipe is as easy as finding a four-leaf clover in your backyard. It's all about the right ingredients to create a smooth, creamy cheesecake topped with a decadent ganache that'll have you tipping your hat to the Irish. Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day, or just in the mood for something uniquely delicious, this cheesecake promises to be a crowd-pleaser. Now, let’s get to it!


For the crust:

  • 1 (10-ounce) package Mint Oreo Thins
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • A pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 12 ounces of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, also at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the ganache:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream


  1. Prep the crust: Fire your oven to 325°F (162°C). Toss those Mint Oreo Thins into a food processor and blitz them up with the melted butter and a pinch of salt until you've got a mixture that looks dreamy and combined. Press that beautiful blend into a springform pan, not just the bottom but give the sides some love too. Pop it into the oven for about 8-10 minutes, then let it cool off on the sidelines.

  2. For the creamy dreamy filling: Take the oven's temp up a notch to 350°F (177°C). Grab a big mixing bowl and throw in all those filling ingredients. Whip them together with a hand mixer at a medium pace until the mix looks smooth, creamy, and lump-free. Gently pour this mix into the totally cooled crust and let it bake for the first 20 minutes. If it starts to get a tan quicker than you'd like, tent it gently with some aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. The center might look a bit unsteady - but that's the plan, so chill. Cool it down on a wire rack; it'll get firmer as it rests. A stint in the fridge will have it perfect before serving.

  3. Choco-ganache extravaganza: In a smaller saucepan, warm up that heavy cream on a low flame until it's hot but not boiling. Pull it off the heat pour it over your chocolate chips, and introduce the Bailey’s. Stir it around until you reach a state of glossy, silky-smooth perfection. Drizzle or lavish that ganache all over your cooled cheesecake.

And there you have it, an Irish Cream Cheesecake that’s ready to enchant your taste buds. Slice up this creamy delight, serve, and watch it disappear as fast as a leprechaun hiding its gold. Enjoy every bite!