12 Bakes of Christmas Day 2

Baileys cheesecake recipe for the festive season. Rich and indulgent baileys cheesecake topped with chocolate and caramel. 

Baileys Cheesecake

Baileys Cheesecake. A rich buttery biscuit base topped with a Baileys infused cream cheese filling, finished with chocolate and homemade caramel sauce. 

Baileys Cheesecake

Today for my 12 bakes of Christmas I am indulging myself with a little adult dessert. A Baileys cheesecake is the perfect festive, naughty but of so nice treat to get you through the stresses of Christmas. Topped with homemade caramel sauce this cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the year. 

Baileys Cheesecake

Tip: I like my cheesecake quite thin, I’m not into large portions of rich dessert, but if chocolate is your thing, just double the filling recipe for a larger cheesecake. 

Ingredients – for the base 

  1. 300g biscuits, I used hobnobs 
  2. 150g unsalted butter  

Ingredients – for the filling

  1. 250g full fat cream cheese
  2. 230ml double cream 
  3. 100g icing sugar 
  4. 1tsp vanilla 
  5. 50g cocoa powder
  6. 1 Terrys chocolate orange (157g)
  7. Edible sprinkles to decorate 

Method – for the base

  1. Using either a food processor or a zip lock bag and a rolling pin, crush the biscuits to a fine crumb. 
  2. In a small saucepan on a medium heat, gently melt the butter until liquid. 
  3. Add the crumbs to the butter and stir to combine. 
  4. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into a 20cm cake time and pop into the fridge for an hour to firm up. 

Method – for the filling

  1. In a medium bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the sugar, vanilla, cream cheese and coco powder. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Take out 5 tablespoons of the cream and place into a piping bag fitted with a star shaped nozzle, leave this to one side for decorating. 
  3. In a small heatproof bowl, melt 1/4 of the Terrys chocolate orange in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water.
  4. Add the chocolate to the whipped cream and whisk until combined. 
  5. Pour the chocolate cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture, fold gently with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Keep folding until the two mixtures have combined fully. 
  6. Transfer the filling to the cake pan with the biscuit base, evening the mixture out with a spatula or the back on a tablespoon. 
  7. Arrange the remaining orange segments on the top of the cheesecake and refrigerate before serving.
  8. When ready to serve, decorate by taking the cream you kept back and piping a small swirl in between the chocolate orange segments. Finally sprinkle with your edible sprinkles and enjoy! 

Baileys Cheesecake

And there you have it, my Baileys Cheesecake recipe! Hope you enjoy making it, and if you do try it, let me know how it goes by tagging @whatseatingmanchester in your social media post! 

For more festive inspiration check out my blog or Pintrest.

Sarah xx