MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

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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

 

MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

Prep Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

A delicious way to use Baileys. These mini cheesecakes make a wonderful desert for a special dinner or just because you love Baileys like me

Ingredients

    BISCUIT BOTTOM
  • 200g bourbon biscuit broke into crumbs
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
    CHEESECAKE FILLING
  • 2 tubs or 360g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g melted milk chocolate
  • 120ml sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 70 ml Baileys
    BAILEYS CREAM TOPPING
  • 1-pint single (500ml) cream
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 60ml Baileys
  • 200g chocolate melted for drizzle

Instructions

    BISCUIT BASE
  • 1. Preheat oven to 160C/320F Add cupcake liners to a muffin tin
  • 2. Mix the biscuit crumbs and melted butter together. Divide the mixture equally between the liners. Press gently into the bottoms.
  • 3. Bake crusts for 6 minutes then remove from oven. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
    CHEESECAKE FILLING
  • 1. Reduce oven to 150C/300F
  • 2. In a MIXER BOWL on a slow/med speed mix the cream cheese, sugar and cocoa until combined
  • 3. Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, melted chocolate and Irish cream. Beat on low speed until well combined.
  • 4. Add the eggs one at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • 5. Divide the batter between the liners and fill 2/3 of the way.
  • 6. Bake cheesecakes for 12 minutes. Turn off oven and leave the cheesecakes in the oven for another 5 mins. Open the oven door slightly and allow cheesecakes to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • 7. Put in the fridge to get cold
  • 8. Whip cream on high until it begins to thicken. Add powdered sugar and baileys and continue to whip on high until stiff peaks form.
  • 9. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the cheesecakes, then drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • KEEP IN THE FRIDGE UNTIL READY TO BE EATEN

Notes

These mini cheesecakes only take 20 mins to bake but must be set in a fridge for 2 hours so I have included that in the cooking time

http://irishbakingadventures.com/mini-baileys-chocolate-cheesecakes/

 

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

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Happy Baking


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15 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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