Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

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Can we agree that Bailey’s Irish Cream is a little slice of heaven on earth?

If you’re unfamiliar, this sweet, creamy whiskey based liqueur is divine for sipping on the rocks -or my personal favorite- mixing into a freshly brewed cup of joe for what we refer to as “happy coffee” in the Karber house.

I’ve been obsessed since turning 21, and darn near lost my mind when I found this recipe for Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies. If you’re throwing any St. Patty’s celebrations this weekend, you’ll want to add these to the menu.

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Fudgey, flaky homemade brownie layers, creamy cheesecake in between, and the perfect amount of Bailey’s to make these an indulgence worth every last calorie.

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INGREDIENTS 
Serves: 24 (1 9×13-inch pan)

Brownie Layers:

  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 large egg plus 1 yolk
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan and set to the side.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate, careful not to scorch, stirring gently until smooth and shiny. Cool slightly.
  4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  5. Whisk together eggs, sugar and Irish cream in a larger mixing bowl until combined.
  6. Pour in chocolate/butter mixture and continue to whisk until combined.
  7. Fold in flour mixture with spatula, until just combined. Set aside.
  8. Make cheesecake layer: With a mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add Irish cream liqueur, egg, and yolk; beat until well combined.
  9. Pour half the brownie batter into prepared pan. Spread cheesecake filling evenly across batter then top with remaining batter, smoothing out the top.
  10. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the pan.

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Does it get more Irish than this? St. Patrick’s Day has a fighting chance as a top holiday, yet.

Have you ever baked with Bailey’s, or have a St. Patrick’s Day dessert I should try? Comment below or with the little talking bubble near the title!

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