If you love Bailey’s Irish Cream and chocolate, then you are going to love this creamy cheesecake! A few weeks ago, I made some tasty Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake Swirl Brownies that left me wondering what other delicious desserts I could add that wonderful Irish Cream to. I like making a whole cheesecake on the weekends, slicing it and then freezing it as individual servings so I can have a great homemade dessert available whenever. My husband and I like to enjoy a slice of cheesecake on our Saturday “date nights in”.
We were out of my White Chocolate & Almond Amaretto Cheesecake that I made last month, so I needed to bake another cake before Saturday night. We really look forward to our Saturday nights, and it’s our chance to really unwind and spend some quality time together after a long week, so I like to make sure I have something special. Since we are going on vacation this Spring, I have been trying to really watch my portions and eat a lot of healthy meals and fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the week, but Saturday night is definitely my cheat night. I think everyone needs a cheat night! If I know I am having something great on the weekend, it motivates me to eat really good the rest of the week. After my husband and I eat dinner, we like to share a good dessert, and if I am going to indulge in a naughty dessert, it has to be a decadent, “oh my gosh, this is sooo good” type of treat. It has to be worth EVERY.SINGLE.CALORIE!! Most times, the best way to get that kind of dessert is to make it yourself!
This Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cheesecake really is to die for! Irish Cream is blended with melted semi sweet chocolate, then mixed into thick cream cheese, baked in a homemade, buttery Oreo crust and topped with a Bailey’s Irish Cream infused sweetened sour cream layer that is garnished with more semi sweet chocolate chips. I’ve said this before, and I will say it again- I am not a fancy baker. This cheesecake really is simple and can be made by anyone who wants to surprise their friends or loved ones with an amazing dessert. Although this cheesecake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, I think I will be making it all year round! Enjoy!