This Irish Dream Cheesecake is a smooth, creamy classic, updated with everyone’s favorite after-dinner cocktail.  The perfect way to finish off a meal, or when you just want something decadent.

Irish Dream Cheesecake | Kita Roberts

Now, For this Irish Dream Cheesecake.

Cheesecake. Just the idea of having a cake made with cheese (any kind of cheese really) gets me smiling.

Irish Dream Cheesecake | Kita Roberts

Cheesecake is a sweet layered dessert. The thickest, and sometimes only, layer, consists of a mixture of soft cheese (typically ricotta or cream cheese) eggs, and sugar. The bottom layer, if there is one, is usually a crust or base made from crushed crackers, cookies or pastry. This recipe uses wafer cookies. It may be prepared baked or unbaked depending on the recipe.

Cheesecake is usually sweetened, and may be flavored in many different ways. This Irish Dream Cheesecake gets its flavors and distinctive coloration from a mixture of Irish Cream, melted chocolate, and coffee. It makes for a pretty amazing presentation, and the flavor is on point.

Irish Dream Cheesecake | Kita Roberts

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Irish Dream Cheesecake

This Irish Dream Cheesecake is a smooth creamy classic, updated with everyone’s favorite after dinner cocktail. The perfect way to finish off a meal, or when you just want something decadent.
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Author: Kita Roberts
8 hours 40 minutes
Serves: 1 cheesecake


  • 9 oz chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter - melted
  • 2 lbs cream cheese - at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulates sugar
  • 5 large eggs - at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Irish cream liqeur
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate - melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Make the crust:

  • Pulse the cookies in a food processor until they are a fine crumbs. Add the salt. 
  • Coat the bottom of a 10″ springform pan with a little bit of the melted butter. 
  • Toss the crumbs with the rest of the butter. 
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumbs. Press the rest of the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. 
  • Bake for 6 minutes. Set aside to cool. 
  • When cool enough to handle, wrap the pan in two layers of heavy duty aluminium foil.

Make the filling:

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the cream cheese on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Add the sugar, mix for two minutes longer. 
  • Reduce the speed to medium-low and add the eggs one at a time scraping down the sides after a few to make sure all things are combined. 
  • Add the vanilla, liqueur and heavy cream. Increase the speed to medium and mix for 4 more minutes, stopping the machine and scraping the sides halfway through.
  • Pour the batter into prepared crusts. 
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the top and using a butter knife, swirl about, taking care not to touch the bottom. 
  • Place the springform pan in a large baking dish with high sides. Fill the pan halfway with boiling water, taking care to not spill any water in cheesecake, making a water bath. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Without opening the oven, reduce the heat to 225 and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes longer or until the middle is no longer shiny and the cheesecake is firm.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and water bath. Run a thin knife around the inside edge of the pan. Let cool completely then loosely cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Make the whipped cream.

  • Combine the instant coffee with the hot water until dissolved. Whip the heavy cream with the sugar until soft peaks form. 
  • Add the cooled coffee and whip 45 seconds longer – being careful not to beat too dry.
  • Sprinkle reserved crumbs around the edge of the cake. Serve with the whipped cream!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. Oh wow this is from Guy Fieri’s cookbook too? This cookbook club is going to make my collection even larger than it is already!

    1. Hi Ashley, Irish cream is a cream based whiskey drink. I often use Baileys or Carolans. It is quite dreamy in a glass with just some ice.

  2. Wow, so pretty! 🙂 That looks SO delicious.

  3. I’m a huge lover of cheesecake and thisparticular cake looks very delicious. Beautiful! Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  6. This looks great, there’s no way I’m waiting until next year to try it either!

  7. Good Lord! That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Just seeing this comment Gail, and it rather made my day. Thank you <3

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