Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake


If you like Irish cream (like Baileys) and chocolate, you'll love this chocolate cheesecake. After numerous attempts with the ingredients, this is the recipe I now use.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch cheesecake


  • 1 ½ cups chocolate cookie crumbs

  • cup confectioners' sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup Irish cream liqueur


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and 1/3 cup cocoa. Add melted butter and stir until well mixed. Pat into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; set aside.

  3. Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  4. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, white sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, and flour. Beat at medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and Irish cream liqueur; mixing on low speed. Pour filling over baked crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), and continue baking for 60 minutes.

  6. With a knife, loosen the cake from the rim of the pan. Let cool, then remove the rim of the pan. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving. If your cake cracks, a helpful tip is to dampen a spatula and smooth the top, then sprinkle with some chocolate wafer crumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

457 Calories
29g Fat
42g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 457
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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