Baileys no-bake cheesecake recipe

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Baileys no-bake cheesecake is delicious, easy to make and full of creamy cheese with a sweet liqueur flavour throughout. This has to be one of our favourite cheesecakes ever.

Baileys no-bake cheesecake
Preparation Time1 hours 20 mins plus cooling time
Total Time1 hours 20 mins plus cooling time
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories526 Kcal26%
Sugar18 g20%
Fat36 g51%
Salt1.1 gRow 3 - Cell 2
Protein6 g12%
Carbohydrates29 g11%
Salt1.1 gRow 6 - Cell 2

Our Baileys no-bake cheesecake has a smooth, creamy texture and tastes as good as it looks.

In our humble opinion, no-bake desserts are the perfect post Sunday lunch pudding. You can make this cheesecake well in advance and just keep it in the fridge, ready to go. It's decadent and indulgent, but fresh and cool at the same time. If everyone is a bit full from the roast, you can save this until later in the afternoon and have it with a mug of tea. The buttery biscuit gives just the right amount of crunch on the base, and the cream filling is infused with a couple of generous spoonfuls of Baileys, which gives it a lovely, naughty edge. This recipe serves up to 12, depending how large you like your portions to be.


  • 100g butter
  • 250g digestives, crushed
  • 600g full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp 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




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Top tips for making Baileys no-bake cheesecake

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

The best trick is to make sure when whipping your cream you allow it to form stiff peaks. To achieve this, it helps if your cream is cold rather than room temperature when whipping. You will 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's the best container to make this no-bake cheesecake in?

If possible, go for a loose-bottomed cake tin. It's 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 your cake tin on top of a tin can and gently pull the sides of the cake tin down. You can then use a palette knife or spatula 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.

Is this Bailey's no-bake cheesecake suitable for children?

This cheesecake contains a small amount of Baileys (17% abv), well beaten into the filling and spread across the 12 portions this cake cuts into. However, it's worth noting that the alcohol is not cooked off, as in the case with red wine added to a stew, or alcohol baked into a cake. At parents' discretion, this cake may suitable for older kids, but should not be served to young children.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at and has over 10 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to kitchen appliances, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends some of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family including her two lucky children.