MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

baileys mini cheesecake

 

It’s  that time of year again, my absolute favorite, GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF aka GBBO time.  The only time when I take control of the TV remote. I don’t give two hoots what football match is on.  This is my hour for the next couple of weeks.  Every Wednesday I’ll make sure I have a special  GBBO treat ready.

This week it’s all about cheesecakes & chocolate and I’m using my favorite Irish coffee liqueur in my BAILEYS MINI CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES . 

Because they hate Baileys and being the good mum that I am, I also made some GALAXY CARAMEL MINI CHEESECAKES for the hubbie & the kids.

 

Galaxy Caramel Mini cheesecakes

 

You can find recipe on my IRISH BAKING ADVENTURES FACEBOOK PAGE

But back to the Baileys chocolate cheesecakes,  I love baking with Baileys.  It’s not just a Christmas drink.  It’s brilliant to bake with as well !!  It makes great brownies, cakes and fudge.  I  used it to make this really yummy Fudge last Christmas.

BAILEYS FUDGE

It made lovely little Christmas treats for my friends & family, but these Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecakes are my new favorite.

MINI BAILEYS CHEESECAKE WITH BOTTLE

 

BAILEYS MINI CHEESECAKE

 

Mini Cheesecakes are so easy to bake, much quicker than a normal size one, and these  Chocolate Cheesecakes are no exception.  In less than 20 mins baking time & two hours setting time in the fridge, you will have the most delicious of chocolate treats.  These would make a great dessert for a special dinner or even a party or just because you love Baileys like me.

For the base I made a change from the usual digestive base and went with a bourbon biscuit base which worked perfectly with the Baileys.

bourbon biscuits

 

I use a normal cupcake tin for this with cupcake liners, you could use a special mini cheesecake pan if you had one, but I don’t and the cupcake tin does the job.  I usually get 12 cupcakes out of this mixture. The base bakes for six minutes and the top for 12-15mins – so quick.  It’s then in the fridge for 2 hours to set.

For the crowning glory,  I added Baileys to the whipped cream.  So so delicious.  I was eating this stuff by the spoonful even before it got near the cheesecakes.  Just before I served them I added a chocolate drizzle.

 

BAILEYS MINI CHEESECAKES

BAILEYS CHOCOLATE MINII CHEESECAK

 

baileys mini cheesecake pin

 

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Hope you like the recipe, it is a very easy bake.

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Happy Baking

18 Comments

  • April J Harris September 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    What gorgeous little cheesecakes! I love the flavours you have used (Bailey’s is one of my favourites!) The Bourbon Biscuit base is wonderful too.

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    • Karyn September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you April. The bourbon base works great here a nice change from a grahams crackers or as we call them digestive biscuits

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  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite September 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    OMG, I definitely just drooled a little. These look so good. Love Bailey’s!

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    • Karyn September 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Cheers Lisa 😉 they are a great favorite among the family

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  • Lisa | Garlic + Zest September 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    These cupcakes are amazing! My mouth is watering! Pinning!

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  • Sarah @ Champagne Tastes September 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    You had me at Bailey’s, and hooked me with chocolate, and by the time I saw cheesecake.. well.. I’m drooling a little. YUM

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    • Karyn September 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Sarah..It’s very hard to resist Baileys & Chocolate..well for me anyway..I love baking with it especially around the holidays

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  • Renz September 22, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I keep hearing about the bake off but haven’t attempted to see it. These little bites are perfection. I am a huge fan of baileys too!!

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    • Karyn September 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Renz… I love baking with Baileys and drinking it 😉

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  • Jenn September 22, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Ahh, these look so good!! So rich and decadent. Love it!

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    • Karyn September 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks Jenn 😉

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  • Ashley November 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    How many does this recipe make??

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    • Karyn November 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Ashley I got 12 cupcake size..but it depends how much you fill them..next time I think I would fill them up a little more

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  • Nora Fahy January 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I have tried this mini Chocolate and Baileys recipie and i am having real problems with the cream topping. Are you sure it is single cream? i just cannot get it to thicken enough to pipe, this is my second attempt, where are i going wrong , please?

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    • Karyn January 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Hi Nora, sorry to hear that.. I made them again for New years and used single cream..maybe cut down the baileys to 30ml and add an extra tbsp of icing sugar to see if this helps. I’ve never used double cream in this recipe but if you would prefer to try it go-ahead..I just find it too heavy.Hope this helps Nora all the best Karyn

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  • Karly July 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Yes. Just yes. SO. Much. Yes. I love everything about these!

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    • Karyn July 29, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Karly..;) I love everything with Baileys, but these are pretty special and so easy to bake x

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