Baileys no-bake cheesecake recipe

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serves: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 1 hr 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 526 kCal 26%
Fat 36g 51%
Carbohydrates 29g 26%
  -  of which Sugars 18g 20%
Protein 6g 12%
Salt 1.1g 18%
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  • Our Baileys no-bake cheesecake is the deliciously wicked and just perfect for a special occasion but it Christmas Day or a cheeky Mother's Day treat...

    This Baileys no-bake cheesecake recipe is easy to make and it tastes divine. This easy cheesecake uses very few ingredients, including double cream and Baileys for the topping as well as digestive biscuits and butter for the base.

    Because this Baileys cheesecake recipe is no bake, there’s no need to pop it in the oven – all you have to do is put it in the fridge and wait a few hours or overnight for it to set.

    Great at summer get-togethers, a post Sunday roast treat or your Christmas festive cheesecake, this Baileys no-bake cheesecake makes a delicious dessert than everyone will love. Sprinkle with grated chocolate or cocoa powder and top with cream.

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    • 100g butter
    • 250g digestives, crushed
    • 600g full-fat cream cheese
    • 2tbsp Baileys
    • 100g icing sugar
    • 300ml carton double cream, whipped
    • 100g dark chocolate, grated
    • 200ml whipped cream chocolate, for grating
    • 20cm round springclip tin, buttered and lined with baking parchment


    • To make the base: Melt the butter in a pan and add the crushed biscuits. Mix well until they’ve absorbed all the butter. Remove from the heat and press into the bottom of the tin. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.

    • To make the topping: Lightly whip the cream cheese and beat in the Baileys and icing sugar. Fold in the whipped cream and chocolate. Spoon onto the biscuit base.

    • Put in the fridge for another couple of hours or overnight. Once set, decorate with whipped cream and a little extra chocolate, if you like.

    Top tip for making Baileys no-bake cheesecake

    This also looks good with cocoa dusted over the top, rather than grated chocolate - both will add a delicious burst of chocolate flavour to the dessert.

    How do I get a no-bake cheesecake to stay firm?

    A no-bake cheesecake is a much simpler bake to make as there is little chance of error due to the lack of eggs and oven time. Although you might be worried of creating a goo like texture as it doesn't set whilst cooking.

    The best way to make sure your no-bake cheesecake stays firm is to make sure when whipping your cream you allow it to form stiff peaks - it also helps if your cream is cold rather than room temperature. You also want to allow it to set for as long as possible - 6-8 hours is a good start but overnight is much better to ensure the cheesecake is nice and firm.

    What is the best container to make this cheesecake in?

    A loose bottomed cake tin is the perfect choice when making a cheesecake as it's the easiest way to release the cheesecake from the mould with minimal chance of breakage. Simply place you tin atop a tinned can and gently pull the sides of the tin down. You can then use a palette knife or spatula-esque utensil to release the cheesecake from the base of the tin. Make sure you still grease the base and sides of the tin to reduce the chances of sticking.


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