Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs 20 min
Yields: 16 servings


Amazing Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake is too good to only make for St Patrick’s Day! This is perfect for entertaining when you want to make something extra special to impress your guests.


  • 1 3/4 cups finely crushed chocolate graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), melted
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur (up to 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 9-inch spring form pan.

graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl; stir until crumbly. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.

cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in liqueur.

COMBINE 1/2 cup morsels and flour in small bowl; gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour into crust. Sprinkle remaining morsels on top.

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen side of pan. Cover; refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired.

1/4 cup half-and-half or milk, 2 tablespoons cooled coffee and 1 teaspoon almond extract for liqueur. Prepare as above.

Great recipe for a first timer!!

by M. Mudi , Waterbury, CT on Aug. 2009

I always thought that my first cheesecake would have to be a plain one, but then I stumbled upon this recipe. It was easy to make and came out great! Everyone loved it!! I will definitely be making this again.

I was the HIT!!

by F. Faith , Emington, IL on Mar. 2009

I made this for a St. Patrick's Day/Birthday Party. Everyone LOVED it!! Recipe was easy to follow.


by S. SHARON , Monroe, LA on Mar. 2009

This recipe was much easier to prepare than I thought. The taste and texture is great.

Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake

by C. Carolyn , Hyde Park, MA on Mar. 2009

I brought this to a brunch and everyone liked it better than a cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake

by B. Brandy , on Mar. 2009

Very rich


by D. Debbie , Baldwinsville, NY on Mar. 2009

I have one word for the taste of this cake - smooooooooth!!!!!!!!!!!

loved it

by P. Pamela , on Mar. 2009

It was pretty easy to do. Everyone loved the taste.

Simple & easy

by k. kim , on Mar. 2009

This recipe is a fav of mine. Very simple & easy to make! The taste is awesome!

Easy and Tasty

by K. Kimberly , Freedom, PA on Mar. 2009

This cheesecake was very easy for me to make and went over well at our family gathering. It also gave me ideas on several more cakes based on flavored liquors. Thanks for the help and keep baking.

mmm good

by B. Barbara , Dayton, OH on Mar. 2009

Easy to make and has great flavor. Green food coloring was a plus.