First things first, I have to apologize in advance to anyone on a diet, or watching their weight for their holidays (like moi) lol.  This Baileys & Maltesers Cheesecake is  going to put ALL of your will power to the test.  Trust me on this fact, my will power packed its bag and jumped out the window the minute I took this cheesecake out of the fridge.

This cheesecake is rich, decadent,addictive, luscious everything Bailey’s is in a drink.

And did I mention BOOZY, this is one boozy , alcohol laced cheesecake. You most definitely know by the smell even  before you even taste it that this is a BAILEYS cheesecake. It was my Daughter’s idea to add the Maltesers.  I used them with digestives  in the biscuit base and some broken up Maltesers in the filling it self.  It gives nice hints of crunchiness throughout the silky cheesecake filling.




As for the calories – don’t even go there!!  This Baileys & Maltesers Cheesecake has calories, lots of them.  I mean just look at the ingredients –  Double Cream, Cream-cheese, Alcohol.  ALL WORTH IT, I promise you.   This is one of those indulgent, over the top,  delicious, “once in a blue moon treats” that everyone deserves now and again

This is a really simple recipe. It’s SO easy to put together,  7 ingredients in total. Best of all it’s completely NO-BAKE.   The downside if you can call  it that, is the waiting for it to set. It takes minimum 4 hours in the fridge to set , but I left mine overnight only because it was late on Saturday night when I made it.


baileys & malteser cheesecake


baileys & maltesers cheesecake


OK we come to the big question “to gelatin or not to gelatin”.  When it comes to cheesecake, I personally prefer baked cheesecakes, which don’t need gelatin and my old reliable strawberry cheesecake never needs a setting agent.

But, this Baileys & Maltesers cheesecake just wouldn’t set.  I tried changing the ratio of double cream to cream cheese and vice versa, even the amount of Baileys I was using,  but no joy even after two attempts.  On the third attempt I decided to use some  Dr Oetker’s Leaf Gelatin –  and Halleluia!  we have a perfectly set cheesecake.




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A few tips when it comes to cheesecake

  • Always have your ingredients at room temperature
  • Use the best cream cheese available to you, I always use Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
  • Never use low-fat cream cheese.   I find these never make a great cheesecake

This Baileys & Malteser Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for a special occasion and if you don’t like a “boozy” cheesecake just cut down on the Bailey’s.  I used 150ml which personally  I think was just the right amount.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes

Category: Dessert

Yield: 12

baileys & malteser cheesecake

The most DECADENT Baileys & Maltesers Cheesecake. It's completely no-bake rich and delicious! A really dreamy dessert for a special occasion


  • 200g Digestive biscuits
  • 100 g Melted butter
  • 250 ml Double cream
  • 1 x box Maltesers (120g)
  • 2 sheets Leaf gelatin
  • 275 g Icing sugar
  • 500 g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 150 ml Baileys
  • Extra cream for decorating
  • 100g melted milk chocolate


  • Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm spring-form pan with baking paper and set aside.
  • Using a food Processor, crush the biscuits & ½ box maltesers and mix with melted butter. Press it firmly into the base of the spring form tin.
  • Leave in the fridge for approx. 1 hour
  • In a small bowl soak the gelatin in cold water for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer gently beat the cream cheese, Baileys and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps.
  • Remove the gelatin from the water, give it a little squeeze to remove excess water. Put the gelatin in a small bowl then add 3tbps of boiling water and make sure the gelatin dissolves completely.
  • Little by little add the gelatin to the cream cheese, mixing well with each addition to avoid the gelatin going lumpy.
  • Whip the double cream and gently fold it into the cream cheese.
  • Take a few maltesers out of the remaining ½ box and break the rest into small pieces.
  • Pour ½ the cheesecake mix into the tin and add the maltesers. Pour the remaining cheesecake over the top.
  • Leave in fridge for 6 hours to set or if you can overnight.
  • Before serving, drizzle some melted chocolate over the top of the set cheesecake.
  • For a nice effect pipe some whipped cream in swirls on top of the cheesecake and place some maltesers on top of each swirl.


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  • Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife May 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    WOW! This is such a gorgeous cheesecake! Love the Bailey’s flavor. Like you, I also prefer non-gelatin cheesecakes too. Would love to dig into this!

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ May 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    This cheesecake looks dangerously good..I mean who could say no to that. I know someone in my family who would love to have this for their birthday!

  • Alicia Taylor May 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    What a great idea! I could see this for a party, easily. Next, I’m gonna try that passion fruit cheesecake, too!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Alicia. My hubbie prefers the passion fruit cheesecake. I have no problem with either of them lol

  • Mackenzie @ Food Above Gold May 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    A Bailey’s no bake dessert? You’re definitely right – I do deserve this. And maybe more often than once in a blue moon! 🙂

  • Adriana Lopez Martn May 20, 2017 at 3:04 am

    You got me at Baileys I have a bottle at home for sure I will make this cake soon. Looks so festive and delightful.

  • Veena Azmanov May 20, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I LOVE Baileys and this sounds so delicious. Love how you marbled the top and piped the swirls too. Yum

  • Christine McMichael May 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    This is gorgeous and looks HEAVENLY! Love the creamy swirls. Saving this recipe for a special occasion!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Christine It’s a great dessert for those special occasions when you need something extra special

  • Noel Lizotte May 20, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I love every single thing about this recipe!
    Putting this on the menu for my “most requested” dinners!!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks Noel.. My family love it 😉

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy May 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Sometimes we all needs to splurge now and again. Love the sound of this divine dessert. Anything with Baileys is a win for sure.

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      I absolutely agree. my willpower goes out the window with anything Baileys

  • Kathy McDaniel May 21, 2017 at 3:01 am

    What a beautiful cheesecake!! Even if it has a million calories per serving this cheesecake is so worth it!! Decadent, rich and baileys? hello? I don’t think it gets any better than that!!! Yum!!!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      I know 😉 lol sometime you just have to ignore the calories and go for it

  • Linda Omura May 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    This Bailey’s and Malteser Cheesecake looks fabulous and yummy! All your recipes look beautiful! I’ll be coming back! 🙂

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you very much Linda for the lovely comment. I love your garlic roast chicken recipe. Defo making it for Sunday Lunch soon x

  • Uma May 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Oh these looks very delicious and I agree no one can control themselves by saying they are on diet:) I need one piece of this ! Yumm!

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you Uma 😉 Diets be gone lol

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way May 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I had to Google what Maltesers are — guess they are something like Whoppers. I also had to look up digestive biscuits. The cheesecake looks awesome and nobody should be on a diet with that kind of dessert around. YUM!

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      lol.Marisa I asked my brother he lives in Boston.(i live in Ireland). and he thinks yes they are similar

    • Laurie July 22, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Me too Marisa. I just went to Amazon and ordered them, the biscuits and sheet gellatin. There.

  • Swathi May 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I need to try this cheese cake looks delicious rich and delicious I haven’t tried irish cream in my baked dishes.

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Swathi 😉 Baileys is delicious I hope you get to try it sometime

  • Dene' V. Alexander May 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    This looks divine, as does that Passion Fruit Cheesecake! My eyes are filled with hearts at first sight!!

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Dene.. My hubbie loves the passion fruit one too

  • Molly Kumar May 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    The cheesecake looks so delicious!! I love baileys and can add it to almost all our desserts but the combinationof Maltese + baileys sounds super yum 🙂

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Me too 😉 I love adding Baileys to cakes but the maltesers is a nice partner too

  • Soniya May 22, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I am drooling 🤣.. loved the recipe !!
    Saving it for a upcoming long weekend party 🙂

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      It’s perfect for a summer dessert Soniya

  • Amy May 22, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Looks decadent! I love that you used Maltesers in the crust base as well! Such yummy flavors and textures!

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Amy.. Yep the Maltesers gave a lovely crunch

  • Jodi @ Create Kids Club May 23, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I don’t bake much dessert, but this one looks like a recipe that would be worth the time! Wow – it is beautiful!

    • Karyn May 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Jodi ..I promise you it’s defo worth the wait

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks May 26, 2017 at 3:19 am

    I’m such a huge cheesecake fan and love this flavor combination! I so want a big slice or 2, right now!!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Kylee. They do go well together

  • Marceline July 18, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

    I’d like to do the Maltesers cheesecake this week, but I have a doubt: If I don’t use Baileys, do I need to add gelatin? Should I ajust the amount of any other ingredients?

    • Karyn July 19, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Hi Marcelin..I’ve never made this particular cheesecake without gelatin. I would increase the Double Cream to 300ml and whisk it tiil it is very thick peaks before adding it. Definitely leave it overnight..Please let me know how you get on! X Karyn

  • Maire brady November 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Can you freeze the baileys cheesecake without cream decoration ?

    • Karyn November 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Yes you can Maire.. unclip the spring-form baking tin but but leave it on the base in clingfilm and tin foil and freeze x

  • Sarah December 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I’ve just made this for a New Years Eve party we’re going to tomorrow night. It’s chilling in fridge now. From what tasted of it, its delicious 😋

    • Karyn January 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Sarah ..Happy New Year and I hope the Cheesecake was a huge success 😉


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