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Irish Cream Cheesecake


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 – 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Irish Cream liqueur
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour



This indulgently delectable cheesecake offers a wonderful balance of Irish Cream liqueur and cream cheese topped with a sweetened sour cream. This recipe would be an ideal choice for a St. Patrick's Day dessert.

Why Try? It’s as visually beautiful as it is pleasing to the palate.

Foodie Byte: Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature to help minimize cracking.


  1. To make the crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. In a small bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
  4. Press crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch Springform pan.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  6. Maintain the oven temperature.
  7. To make the filling:
  8. Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a food processor. Process for 10 to 20 seconds, or until smooth.
  9. Add sour cream and Irish cream liqueur, process for 5 to 10 second.
  10. Add eggs, one at a time, processing after each addition.
  11. Pour the filling over the crust.
  12. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until the edges are puffed and center is firm.
  13. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  14. To make the topping:
  15. In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream and sugar.
  16. Spoon the topping over warm cheesecake and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  17. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  18. Release the pan sides, slice and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories 545, Carbohydrates 42g, Cholesterol 182mg, Fat 38g, Fat Calories 344, Fiber 0.24g, Protein 8g, Saturated Fat 20g, Sodium 326mg. Daily Values: Calcium 123.54mg 12%, Phos 165.69mg 17%, Copper 0.05mg 3%, Zinc 0.83mg 6%, Panto 0.87mg 9%, Biotin 6.24mcg 2080%, Iodine 10.6mcg 7%, Magnesium 15.07mg 4%, Iron 1.0mg 6%, Vitamin B6 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Vitamin B12 8%, Vitamin D 10%, Vit E-a-Toco 2%, Vitamin A 27%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.