Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Cake


So, the latest thing that is trending for food bloggers this month is well besides, Lemon, and Orange Cakes,  there’s also Bailey’s Irish Cream.  So, since St. Patrick’s day is coming up, it’s next week Saturday on March 17th. I thought why not make a recipe with Bailey’s in it for my Irish friends and my  blogger friends  and post it. 🙂  Now, since I don’t have any recipes for this sort of Cheese Cake, I came across this one from…which looked amazing, you should check out their site it truly has wonderful recipes. 🙂

I have tweaked my version a bit, the reason I tweaked it is because they have added Oreo cookies as a crust, where as I have made my crust from shortbread cookies, and a 1/4 cup of Bailey\s instead of 2/3 cups, and I wasn’t able to find heavy cream for the ganache, so I substituted that with sour cream.  I was seriously standing in front of the supermarket fridge and I was texting with my friend Michelle in Greece, 🙂 and talking to my mom at the same time.  I was asking for their help for subs rather quickly because I couldn’t think of any off the top of my head, and since internet access was just impossible yesterday I wasn’t able to search for ideas by myself 🙂  (I did not want to use butter for the ganache)  One supermarket in my area used to sell heavy cream but they told me that there wasn’t much interest in the product, so they never ordered it again!!!!!.  Uffff

started this cake yesterday afternoon and was ready to start cleaning up the kitchen and remembered that I had forgotten to try out the cheese mix. There was just a bit left over in the bowl so I tasted it and OHHH MYYYYY you must try this recipe it is delicious. After baking the cake I left it overnight in the fridge and finished it this morning by spreading the ganache and it was ready for photos and eatinggggggg. hehehe


3 tablespoon melted butter (unsalted)

1 package of Shortbread Cookies (30 cookies)

2 packages of 300 grams Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 1/2 cup of Sugar

1/4 cup Corn Flour

4 Eggs

1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

125 grams Sour Cream

200 grams Semi Sweet Chocolate





In a large bowl add crushed cookies, salt and melted butter.  Mix ingredients and set aside.



In a mixing bowl add cream cheese and sugar…beat for 5 minutes until blended and fluffy.


Continue by adding in one egg and a time…


Add corn flour, Bailey’s and Vanilla Extract…(if you want a much stronger taste of bailey’s in the cheese add 2/3 cups just like the original recipe.


I cut a piece of baking paper and added it to the bottom of my spring form, just in case.  🙂 


Pat down the crushed cookies, smooth out around the pan.


Add in the filling and bake for 1 hour. When done leave to cool off and then place it into the  the fridge overnight.


The following morning melt the chocolate and add in the sour cream and spread over the cheese cake…This is amazing if you try this let me know if you enjoyed it!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 

Kali Orexi!!!!  🙂





44 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben Aqiba says:

    Yummy 🙂

    1. foodzesty says:

      It is Bennnn

  2. writerankita says:

    Looks delicious!

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  3. Oh wow. I usually do some lamb and potato for St Patrick’s day but a cake sounds gem!

    1. foodzesty says:

      🙂 Give it a try if you can..a have a few pieces to friends and neighbors and they loved it!!

  4. jyo says:

    The look itself is very tempting 💯

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thanks Jyo 🙂

  5. lots going on – very tempting

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thanks Jay…I hope your doing well…

  6. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much P!!! 🙂 Hope your doing well.

  7. Yummy – would like to try a piece 🙂

    1. foodzesty says:

      Come over I have a piece for you!!! 🙂

  8. That ganache looks beautiful and rich, so no harm done, I’d say! Sour cream is rather clever as a substitute – sometimes cheesecakes can be so heavy and sweet it probably gave a little tangy flavor! Happy St. Paddy’s, early!

  9. dtills says:

    I love it Sophie💕As an actual Irishman I will be making soda bread soon, Gotta do it 🍀

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Dee…I knew that beautiful red hair of yours had to be Irish 🙂 hehehhe…Can’t wait to see your beautiful recipe and photos 🙂

  10. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

    Baking is not my forte, but since discovering your blog I’ve been reconsidering.

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much….you always give me such lovely comments 🙂

      1. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        You’re welcome. What can I say? I’m just happy to have your blog in my life. 💙

      2. foodzesty says:

        Thank you so much!! Se euxaristo para poli..Eisai poli kali 🙂

      3. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        You’re welcome, but what is para poli? I’m slacking off when it comes to learning languages.

      4. foodzesty says:

        Para poli means very much 😉 I’ve got to get some homework done for tomorrows lesson uffff

      5. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        Ah, thank you. I’ll add it to my vocabulary. How did that go?

      6. foodzesty says:

        Hi, it was fun, my teacher is so nice and with a good sense of humor 🙂

      7. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        I’m happy to hear this! 🙂

  11. Zankhana🎀 says:

    It’s looking 😍😍

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  12. This looks amazing! Would love to try it! xo

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much Urusla..coming from you who is an expert in desserts it is such a lovely compliment. 🙂

      1. Oh no I’m far from beeing an expert, but thank you Sophie that means a lot!😊💖

      2. foodzesty says:

        You are very good at what you do!! 🙂

      3. Thank you Sophie!! xo

      4. foodzesty says:

        🙂 Your welcome

  13. Megala says:

    Looks so tempting, love to grab a piece from here ! 🙂

    1. foodzesty says:

      heheh Thank you!! 🙂

  14. da-AL says:

    I’m trying to stay away from too much sugar lately, so much appreciate this opportunity to drool over your food porn pic, Sherry LOL

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you 🙂

  15. da-AL says:

    eek! I meant Sophie

    1. foodzesty says:

      No worries that’s ok…..I know your hurting I know but just try your best…

  16. This looks delicious! I love these type of desserts 💟

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thanks so much Lisa 🙂

  17. -Eugenia says:

    This looks yummy!! Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much and your very welcome 🙂

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