Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day feast. Brownie and Irish cream cheesecake batter are swirled together to make a festive and impressive dessert. Over the weekend I was making a list of delicious desserts and recipes I wanted to try out for St. Patrick’s Day. There are so many amazing desserts that I want to try. I think of one the hardest things about baking for a holiday is trying to narrow down the choices! I thought back to my Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies that I made for Valentines Day, they were such a huge hit that I had to make another version of these amazing brownies! Irish Cream goes into both the brownie batter and cheesecake batter, giving these “grown up” brownies a little kick! If you like Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies are for you! Serve these with a cup of coffee for a dessert you won’t soon forget…and why not add a bit of Irish cream to that coffee too, you deserve it! 😉

Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

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For the Brownies:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped course (at least 70% cacao)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons super fine sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon super fine sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
  2. In a large, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Add the sugar and stir until combined and very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Beat the eggs one at a time into the brownie mixture, beating until glossy. Stir in the Baileys Irish Cream until well combined. Fold in the flour and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
  5. To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and Baileys Irish Cream in a medium bowl until smooth. Distribute the cheesecake mixture in 8 dollops over batter in the pan. Swirl in with a knife or spatula.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
  7. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack before lifting out the parchment paper to remove the brownies.

Source: adapted from Katie Cakes

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23 Responses to Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

  1. yumtherapy says:

    Mmm these look scrumptious!

  2. I love cream cheese in brownies I never thought to add baileys yum your recipes are getting me excited for st pattys!

  3. Jenny says:

    Yum I love cheesecake brownies! What a nice touch with the Irish cream! 😀

  4. geet says:

    Is it possible to substitute the Bailey’s for a non alcoholic drink for the kids ?

    • Annie says:

      With 2 tablespoons of Bailey’s for an entire batch of brownies? Relax, I wouldn’t worry about your kids catching a buzz. But if you’re that concerned, buy some Irish cream coffee creamer to use instead.

  5. muppy says:

    oh my they look divine….

  6. Becca says:

    Those look SO amazing! Love your Irish touch, too 🙂

  7. Wow these brownies look amazing! I love that they have Bailey’s too. Yum!

  8. I wish I was a “grown up” because if I were, I would totally make these!! St. Patricks day is actually one of my favorite holidays because my mom makes all this delicious food! Haha! (We’re irish!)

  9. this looks so decadent:) thank you for sharing this! it looks gorgeous!

  10. Meghan says:

    These look amazing! I might have to make a batch this week 🙂

  11. lena says:

    looks so luscious and i’m sure you have a wonderful list of food that you’ll be making for the celebration. Enjoy!

  12. I love DARK CHOCOLATE!!! 😀 I know I will absolutely love these! 😀

    xoxoxo
    Kathleen

  13. Sara says:

    This is a fabulous idea. Brownies + cheesecake = heaven.

  14. sweet road says:

    These look delicious! Chocolate and cream cheese can only be made better with irish cream!

  15. Laura says:

    I made these for the first time and they turned out great! I used regular sugar instead of super fine sugar and they still had a great texture and great flavor. They baked for 40 minutes and they are super moist. My only complaint is it only fills a 8″x8″ pan! I will just have to make a double batch next time 🙂 This was my first visit to your blog, but I will definitely be coming back for more great recipes.

    • Christina says:

      Laura,
      I am so glad that you enjoyed these brownies! Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know how they turned out for you! I love to hear from people who have tried recipes that I have posted on my blog! 😀

  16. MandyM says:

    I think you and I have similar tastes. Whenever I’m doing research on recipes, without actively opening your blog to search it, I always end up looking here via FG etc!

    These look fantastic, I love that they’ve got a fairly thick cheesecake layer and not a skimpy one!

  17. Tina says:

    I tried these and liked the fact that they were a light cheesecake brownie. Really could not taste the Bailey’s, at all which was pretty disappointing.

    • Christina says:

      Tina,
      I hate that the Irish cream taste was a little to faint for you…sometimes I add an extra splash into the batter. If you give them another try with more Bailey’s I would love to hear how they turn out for you! 🙂

  18. Chuck Denton says:

    Here’s a twist I like to do: After the brownies come out of the oven, I spritz the entire suurface of the brownies with a quarter cup of Irish whiskey. They should be so freshly out of the oven that you can hear the alcohol sizzle as it goes into the brownie. They taste EVEN better if that’s possible and you definitely taste whiskey, but no one’s going to get a buzz from this – its all about the flavor.

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  20. Ryan says:

    I made these to take over to our friends’ house for a dinner party recently and they were incredible– a huge hit! Can’t wait to make them again! Thanks for a great recipe. 🙂

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