Mini Baileys Cheesecakes with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Mini cheesecakes lightly flavored with Baileys Irish cream and topped off with fresh chocolate whipped cream. A perfect bite size dessert for St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Mini Baileys Cheesecakes with Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Ever since having kids I haven’t really been into drinking. The 9 months off, plus the additional time that followed … add that up to 3 kids and I’ve basically been nearly sober for six years. Of course there’s been the drink or two in that time, but it’s just not the same. Which is fine by me because I do not miss hangovers one bit, especially the brutal ones. The ones that leave you saying ‘never again.’ We’ve all been there.

But just because I’m not a big drinker, doesn’t mean I don’t like experimenting with boozy recipes. I tired a different cheesecake recipe a year or two ago for St Patrick’s day. It was a giant fail. I don’t remember exactly what happened but it took me until now to try a different one. Of course this is completely different. I’m pretty sure the first was with Guinness. The amounts were all off, I know that much. This is perfect in every way, especially if you love Baileys Irish cream.

Mini Baileys Cheesecakes with Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

And though I’m calling this a boozy treat, the alcohol more than likely cooks out in the baking process. I say more than likely because I hear that’s the case, but I’m not an expert so… yeah. Anyway, it’s only 1 tablespoon (or 2 if you want it stronger) spread throughout 12 mini cheesecakes so hardly any alcohol at all but just enough flavor. A nice subtle-ness about it.

Now that that’s out of the way…

Since St Patrick’s day is coming up, there’s sure to be lots of parties and drinking in many of your futures so clearly some tasty and boozy treats are in order! But whether you’re having a party or not, you absolutely need to make these. They’re fun bite sized mini cheesecakes, with a flavor of the season. My favorite part is the fresh chocolate whipped cream these are topped off with. I may or may not have taken several whipped cream shots when I was done taking pictures of these babies. And I encourage you to do the same. So good! 

Mini Baileys Cheesecakes with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Mini cheesecakes lightly flavored with Baileys Irish cream and topped off with fresh chocolate whipped cream. A perfect bite size dessert for St Patrick's Day celebrations.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake
Servings: 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 C graham cracker crumbs roughly 6 full sheets
  • 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Filling:

  • 12 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Baileys Irish cream
  • 1 large egg

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 12 cavity mini cheesecake pan.
  • Mix crust ingredients together well. Add 1 cookie scoop of crust ingredients to each cheesecake cavity. Press down to create an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add vanilla, salt and Baileys, mixing well. Finally add egg, mixing until batter is smooth.
  • Top off baked crust with 1 and 1/4 medium scoop per cavity. Tap pan to release any air bubbles. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool in pan completely before transferring to the refrigerator. Chill overnight.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together whipped cream ingredients. For a lighter chocolate taste add 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, for a stronger taste add 2 Tbsp. Beat until soft peaks form.
  • Remove cheesecakes from pan, top off with chocolate whipped cream.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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