Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Recipe by Leslie
READY IN: 1hr 49mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 12
    cup toasted pecans, cooled and crushed
  • 2
    cups chocolate Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 6
    tablespoons melted butter
  • Filling
  • 2 14
    lbs cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 23
    cups sugar
  • 5
    eggs, at room temp
  • 1
    cup Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Coffee Cream Topping
  • 1
    cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • chocolate curls or Skor English toffee bit, for decoration on top
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crust:
  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Press into a 10" spring form pan and up the sides one inch.
  • Bake at 325 for 7-10 minute.
  • Filling:
  • Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth.
  • Beat sugar in gradually, and then add eggs one at a time.
  • Blend in Bailey's and vanilla.
  • Sprinkle half of chocolate chips over crust.
  • Spoon in filling.
  • Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 325 degrees approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes or until puffed, springy in center and golden brown. Place a pan of water on bottom rack of oven while baking to keep it moist.
  • Cool cake completely.
  • Coffee Cream Topping:
  • Beat all ingredients and spread over cooled cake.
  • Top with chocolate curls or Skor bits.
  • *NOTE: Be sure to make and refrigerate at least one day before serving.
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