Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake

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This week, why not whip up a delicious Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake? It’s creamy, rich and sure to impress.


50ml Baileys® Original Irish Cream Liqueur
110g Sweet Oat Biscuits
25g Butter, Melted
235g Mascarpone
200g Fromage Frais
100g Dark Chocolate
2 Eggs
40g Caster Sugar
100g Dark Chocolate at Least 75% Cocoa
1tbsp Cocoa Powder
1tbsp Crème Fraîche or Cream

0.1 units of alcohol per serve


1 x Pan
1 x Mixing Bowl
1 x Cake tin
1 x Knife

How to make

  • Crush up the oat biscuits with a rolling pin and mix thoroughly with the melted butter to make the base.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the base of a 7-inch (18cm) cake tin with 3-inch (7.5cm) high sides. Pre-bake for 20 minutes at 200C/400F/gas mark 6, then remove from the oven to cool. Reduce the oven to 150C/300F/gas mark 2.
  • Begin making the top layer by melting the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Take care not to let the bowl touch the water, and don’t overheat the chocolate as it will separate.
  • Spoon mascarpone and fromage frais into a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Add eggs and sugar and whisk again before adding melted chocolate and Baileys.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin, smoothing it with the back of a spoon, and bake in the centre of the oven for 1 1/4 hours. Then turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake inside until completely cold to prevent cracking.
  • Sprinkle the surface of the cheesecake with chocolate curls or shavings. To make the curls, melt chocolate as before and spread on a smooth flat surface to form a 6-inch (15cm) circle. Chill in the fridge for 45 minutes. Drag a cheese slicer or sharp knife across the surface to make the curls.
  • Serve with crème fraiche or cream.

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