Boozy, sinful and decadent Irish Cream Cheesecake loaded with Bailey’s Irish Cream, topped with thick layer of chocolate ganache and Oreo crust, will be great St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
OK, to be honest, I’m not a great fan of desserts with the taste of liquor and alcohol until I tried this great Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake which made me change my opinion.
Cheesecake was always my first choice when dessert for any occasion comes into consideration. If it was a cake or a mini version – cheesecake cupcakes, bake or no bake recipes, it is always my favorite. There is no cheesecake that I haven’t made multiple times: chocolate, Nutella, strawberry, pumpkin, peanut butter… but I always avoided Irish Cream.
Since we are nearing St Patrick’s day, it was time to try this new recipe and I didn’t regret it. A cake of perfect taste, creamy, with a crust of my favorite minced Oreo biscuits, and on the top, it is covered with a thick lair of chocolate ganache. I’m sure I will make it many more times.
As I said, cheesecake is a thing I make very often and after all that experience, I managed to make a beginner’s error. You won’t believe what happened to me. As you know, if you want the cake to be baked uniformly and not crack on the surface, the best thing to use is water bath. Although I skip that step very often, and bake the cake only in a spring form pan, now I wanted to do everything by protocol. I wrapped the pan in aluminum foil, prepared another, bigger pan with water and put the cake in the oven. When the time needed for baking elapsed, I got it out of the water and put it on the wire to cool down, but then came the unwanted surprise. Water started dripping out of the cake. I thought: Oh, noooo, my cake is ruined! But I came to terms with it and tried to save what could be saved. I put it back in the oven (this time without water bath) and then left it at a very low temperature to cool down during the night. I couldn’t wait till tomorrow to see what happened. And thank God, it wasn’t all that bad. The cake was not completely ruined, you couldn’t even guess what it had to go through 🙂
Even after all this, the cake was so delicious… I wonder how delicious it would have been if everything had gone to plan 🙂