This no-bake Baileys cheesecake is so easy to make and perfect for cream liqueur lovers, plus it takes just 40 minutes to prepare
Baileys cheesecake is such an indulgence – it’s perfect for a special occasion, especially around Christmas when you’re looking for that show-stopping dessert that you know everyone will be impressed by.
This Christmas cheesecake recipe really is very easy to make and you just need to follow a few simple steps, before popping it in the fridge to chill until your guests arrive. A fantastic dinner party dessert, your guests will be more than impressed.
As far as Baileys recipes go, this is one of our favourites. Get this sparkly cheesecake out for something very special to end a festive meal.
200g Amaretti biscuits, crushed in a food processor
100g salted butter, melted
1sp mixed spice
For the creamy filling:
300ml double cream
350g soft cheese
100g caster sugar
4 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
For the jelly top:
2 leaves platinum-grade gelatine
5 tbsp cranberry juice
2 tsp golden balls and star sprinkles to decorate
You will also need:
20cm round spring-form tin, lined with baking paper
Start by making the jelly top. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes. Squeeze out each sheet, then stir into 150ml of just-boiled water until dissolved. Stir in the cranberry juice and set aside to cool.
Mix together the biscuits, butter and mixed spice until it looks like wet sand. Tip into the lined tin, pressing down firmly with the back of a spoon to smooth. Chill while you prepare the filling.
In a mixing bowl, whip the double cream to soft peaks, then add the soft cheese, sugar and Baileys, whisking together until the mixture is stiff. Spoon onto the base of the cheesecake, smoothing the top to level and make a shallow, swirled groove with the back of a teaspoon by rotating the tin.
Slowly pour over the cooled jelly topping, then leave to chill for 2 hours before serving.
To serve, score the edge of the jelly layer/filling with a sharp knife, then remove the tin. Take care not to pull the cheesecake apart. Scatter over the golden balls and star sprinkles.