Smooth and creamy Irish cream filling all on top of a tasty Oreo cookie crust. So if you are looking for the perfect dessert to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day look no further.
We are so excited here today to show you how to make this super-rich and decadent Irish Cream Cheesecake. Even if you aren’t a fan of alcohol like us not to worry all the alcohol in the Irish Cream burns off while this cheesecake is baking. But that does not stop this cheesecake from tasting heavenly.
So ready to enjoy some cheesecake like a Golden Girl? Of course, you are. So let’s get baking.
Ingredients that you’ll need:
- Try not to use double stuff. We find that it makes the crust too soft.
- Salted butter
- Cream cheese
- Sour Cream
- Irish Cream Liqueur. We used Bailey’s Irish Cream but you can use whatever Irish cream you prefer.
- Heavy cream
- Powdered sugar
- 12- inch Springform Pan
- Electric Stand mixer with a paddle attachment
- Large baking dish
Over the years through a lot of trial and error, we picked up a few tips when it comes to making cheesecake. We want to share a few with you if this is your first time making a cheesecake.
- Always make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature. By doing this it will make is much easier to cream together with the other ingredients.
- Do not add too much butter to the cookie crumbs. This causes the crust to become too greasy.
- Have your springform pan and crust ready to go. You don’t want to leave your batter sitting around while you are still preparing your crust for your pan. The filling might start separating.
- Bake with a water bath. There are two ways you can do this step. One wrap foil around your pan and then pour the boiling water around it. The trouble with creating a water bath like this is that it creates the risk of water seeping into your crust. Trust us you do not want that. If that happens all you are left with is a soggy crust, gross we know. The second way which we prefer is to fill a large baking dish with boiling water and placing it on the lowest rack in the oven. Then in the middle of the oven place your springform pan right over the baking pan with water. Now you have a water bath without worrying if the water is going to seep into your cheesecake.
- After the cheesecake is done baking allow it too cool completely. If you try to remove it from the pan while it is still warm it can cause the cheesecake to crack.
And that’s it. Now that your cheesecake is all done sit back and enjoy it.
Irish Cream Cheesecake
- 24 Oreos
- 4 tbsp Salted Butter Melted
- 3 8 oz Packages of Cream Cheese Softened
- 3 Eggs Room Temperature
- 1 cup Sugar
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 2 tbsp Irish Cream Liqueur
Irish Cream Whipped Cream(Optional)
- 1 tbsp Irish Cream Liqueur
- 3/4 cup Heavy Cream Cold
- 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 325° Farenheight.
- In a large food processor crush the cookies until they are fine crumbs.
- With the food processor running pour in the melted butter and mix until everything is well combined.
- Evenly press onto the bottom of a 12-inch springform pan. Set aside.
- Using a standing mixer with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Then add the sugar on low speed and mix for 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides if needed.
- Add the sour cream and Irish cream. Mix until combined.
- Pour the mixture over the crust and spread evenly.
- Fill a baking dish halfway up with boiling water and place it on the lowest rack in the oven.
- Place the springform pan on the middle rack in the oven. Bake for 55 minutes.
- Once the timer has gone off turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour.
- Remove the cheesecake after the hour is up. Place on a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.
- Wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Irish Cream Whipped Cream (Optional)
- Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment whip together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and Irish cream until stiff peaks start to form.
- Spoon or pipe onto the cheesecake and enjoy.
We hope you all enjoy it! If you make these Irish Cream Cheesecake recipe be sure to tag us on Instagram @wonderandcharm or use the hashtag #wonderandcharm. We would love to see your photos.
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