Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 5th November 2010

Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies takes two of my weaknesses, Chocolate Brownies and Cheesecake and rolls them into one amazing dessert and both are given a flavour boost with the addition of Baileys® Irish Cream.

A photo of 2 Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownie squares, stacked with pieces of parchment separating the squares.

What should have been a very simple dessert took me forever, actually seemed like hours.  I’ve learned and mastered many techniques since beginning my journey into baking and desserts but for some reason mastering the art of a cheesecake swirl isn’t one of them.

A photo of 3 Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownie squares on a piece of non-stick baking paper.

These chocolate fudge brownies have double the chocolate goodness by way of the cocoa and the melted chocolate; both together provide a very deep rich chocolate flavour.

A photo of 2 Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownie squares on a small, rectangular white plate along side 2 dessert plates with a cloth napkin and 2 dessert forks.

The cheesecake filling couldn’t be easier to make, put all the ingredients in the food processor and blitz until smooth.  The cheesecake batter was so thick, yet when stealing a spoonful, it was so light and creamy.

A photo of a Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownie square on a small white plate with a dessert fork.

Do you remember when you were a little kid and you were waiting patiently for your Mom to ask, “Who wants to lick the spoon?” Making these cheesecake brownies took me right back to that moment. Adding the Baileys® kicked these brownies up a notch and I couldn’t help but do quite a bit of taste testing. My daughter, Liana, was quick to point out there wouldn’t be enough batter if I didn’t stop stealing a taste here and there (lock me up, I just couldn’t resist!).

A photo of Donna Hay's Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies placed on a white, rectangular dessert plate.

The one thing I regret when making these small little packages of pure indulgence, answering the phone in the last few minutes of baking. Those last few minutes in the brownie baking cycle are so critical, you don’t want that cake tester inserted in the centre to come out clean and rob your brownies from ooey gooey goodness.

A photo of 3 Bailey Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies stacked with squares of non-stick baking paper between each square.

Although I faced a couple of challenges when making these incredible Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies nothing can replace the experience of taking the first bite into creamy chocolate heaven.

A photo of Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies on a glass cake stand.

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20 Responses to “Baileys® Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies”

  1. Marly Says:

    Another great recipe, Grace! We’re the same way – we love the batter for some reason. This definitely looks like a recipe to veganize. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lauren at KeepItSweet Says:

    i love cheesecake brownies, but great idea with the baileys!

  3. Cookin' Canuck Says:

    These are the prettiest brownies and I can imagine they are taken to a whole new level with the creamy cheesecake.

  4. Ryan Says:

    I must let the wife know as she loves baileys.

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  6. torviewtoronto Says:

    delicious cheesecake

  7. bigFATcook Says:


    I just LOVE them!:))


  8. briarrose Says:

    Oh my these look just sinful.

  9. Sandy Says:

    Wow, so many delicious treats… so little time.

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  11. cheesecake recipe Says:

    “Very Inspiring and Truly Exceptional” is all that I can say. thanks for sharing

  12. Nicole Says:

    Awesome :D I just made Baileys brownies last night, but I wish I would have found this recipe first D: defiantly adding the cheesecake swirl next time :)

  13. Cherie Says:

    How long do you leave it to cool? Do you need to refrigerate at all? or can you simply serve….I can’t wait to make them

  14. Grace Says:

    Hi Cherie, I allowed the brownies to cool in the tin, sliced and served. Whenever I make any type of cheesecake I always put any leftovers in the fridge.

  15. natalie Says:

    hey i saw this recipe in your magazine but without the bailys and i was wondering how long it would last? cuz I’m making it for x-mas. and ill be heaps busy on the day

  16. Jacob Says:

    Love this recipe.. will try it out over the weekend. Mainly because I have a bottle of Bailey which I have not used for a long while…. Hahaha… going to try to finish off the bailey before it turns funny.

    have a great weekend.


  17. Grace Says:

    Have a great weekend too Jacob

  18. Jacob Says:


    The Brownie turned out to be great; at least my friends love it.
    Thanks for the great recipe.


  19. Grace Says:

    Most welcome Jacob.

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