I’ve always enjoyed baking, because I love my desserts! Well, these days not so much affinity towards desserts. As I get older, I noticed that my tolerance for sweets gets lower. Nonetheless, I still enjoy baking. It’s a great form of leisure! So you see, I love cheesecake, and I also love brownies. I thought, why not combine them? I also have a fresh bottle of Baileys Irish Cream in my refrigerator. It’s time to put it to good use! Presenting… Baileys Cheesecake Brownie Bars!
Baileys Cheesecake Brownie Bars
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Oreo cookies whole
- 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Cut and place a piece of baking paper at the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Wrap the outside of the pan with a large piece of heavy duty foil.
Mix melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and Baileys Irish Cream thoroughly.
Beat in cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder, one ingredient at a time. Do not overbeat.
Spread batter into bottom of prepared pan.
Cover the surface of the batter with a layer of Oreo cookies. It is ok to have some gaps.
Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, fully mixing into the batter before adding the next.
Add Baileys Irish Cream and mix until smooth.
Pour batter into pan with brownie batter.
Spread chocolate chips on the surface of the cheesecake batter.
Bake 55 - 60 minutes, poke the middle of the cake with a stick. The cheesecake layer should leave no residue on the stick. At this point, turn off the oven, but leave the door slightly open and allow the pan to rest in the cooling oven for one hour.
Remove cake from the over after one hour, and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Once it is completely cooled, place it into the refrigerator to chill. Slice into bars and serve when completely chilled.
You may adjust the sugar levels to adapt to your taste. I reduced the sugar in the cheesecake layer and everything turned out just nice!
You may also adjust the amount of Baileys Irish Cream in both batters.
Do note that every oven is different, so make sure you check your cake while it is in the oven from time to time and adjust the temperature and cook time accordingly.
This dessert is definitely NOT child-friendly, but it's a favourite among the adults! 😉
Enjoy baking! Hope you enjoy these bars as much as I did! 🙂