Pinterest Hidden Image

Based on my popular no-bake cheesecake recipe, it's such an easy yet decadent vegan dessert!

With a deliciously creamy vegan baileys cheesecake filling on a no-bake espresso cookie crust.

Made using homemade dairy-free baileys (but you can also use storebought Bailey's almande if you prefer)

📖 Recipe Overview

  • Taste - Bailey's cheesecake with hints of white chocolate and Irish whiskey.
  • Texture - Decadent, smooth, and creamy.
  • Level of Ease - Really easy to make, you will need a good high-speed blender.
  • Best Served - For any special occasion, great for birthdays, Christmas, or alongside a vegan Baileys coffee!
  • Free-From - Eggless and dairy-free, with the option to make it gluten-free.

🧾 Ingredients Needed

Here's everything you need to make this easy no-bake Baileys cheesecake recipe from scratch:

ingredients for dairy free baileys cheesecake measured out in bowls on a wooden surface.Pin

Ingredient Notes

  • Non-Dairy Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur. I do recommend using homemade as it is much thicker and I find it tastes a lot closer to the original Baileys than the storebought almond milk version!
  • Cacao Butter. Similar to my matcha cheesecake, the filling is made without coconut oil and instead is set with cacao butter. Cacao butter has a slight white chocolate flavor to it, which really compliments the Irish cream flavor.
  • Cashews. These give the filling its classic cheesecake flavor and provide richness and structure.
  • Vegan Cream Cheese. My favorite brand to use for vegan cheesecake recipes is Violife. I can't vouch for how well a homemade vegan cream cheese will work.
  • Vegan Cookies. Oreos or oreo-style cookies for a chocolate crust.
  • Espresso Powder. Or coffee beans ground to a powder adds a little kick to the cookie crust. And baileys and coffee are a match made for each other.
Pin

🥣 How To Make Vegan Baileys Cheesecake

This easy no-bake Baileys cheesecake comes together in 3 simple stages, the no-bake crust, filling, and decorating.

  1. Blitz the cookies and salt in your food processor until finely ground.
  2. Add the butter and blend until the mixture sticks between your fingers.
  3. Press the crust into a lined cake pan and smooth it out with the back of a spoon.
oreo cookies in a food processor jug and pressed into the base of a cake pan.Pin
  1. Blend all of the filling ingredients (homemade Irish cream, non-dairy cream cheese and yogurt, cashews, maple syrup, cocoa butter, vanilla, and salt) until smooth and creamy.
  2. Transfer the filling to the cake pan and refrigerate it until set.
baileys cheesecake filling in a blender jug and in a lined cake pan.Pin

Decorating Tips

  1. Remove the cheesecake from the cake tin. Gently push up the removable base until the cake releases.
  2. Top with vegan whipped cream.
  3. Dust with cocoa powder.
  4. Finish with chocolate curls (check out this Black forest cheesecake which runs through how to make them in detail).
baileys cheesecake being topped with whipped cream, cocoa powder, and chocolate shavings.Pin

You can also top the cake with caramel sauce or a splash of homemade vegan Baileys liqueur just before serving to make it extra delicious!

slice of baileys cheesecake on a ceramic plate with irish cream liqueur being drizzled over it.Pin

💬 FAQs

How to store vegan baileys cheesecake?

Store the cheesecake in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can baileys cheesecake be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in a sealed container.

I recommend slicing the cheesecake into individual servings to make it easier. Then just defrost the slices an hour before serving, or overnight in the fridge.

Can I make baileys cheesecake gluten-free?

Yes, you can. Just make sure all of the ingredients you use in the Baileys (eg. vegan condensed milk) do not contain gluten.

And simply swap the cookies for a GF brand.

Can I make this cheesecake without nuts?

Yes, you can use soaked sunflower seeds in place of the cashews. Again, just check the labels on the other ingredients as all brands will vary.

baileys cheesecake cross-section on a wooden cake stand.Pin

🍰 More Vegan Cheesecakes

Stay in touch with me through social media @ InstagramPinterestTikTok, and Facebook. And subscribe via email to get all our new recipes!

Baileys Cheesecake (No-Bake, Vegan)

5 from 18 votes
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
6 hours
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12
PRINT RECIPE PIN RECIPE

Description

Delicious vegan Baileys cheesecake made with homemade dairy-free Baileys Irish cream. No-bake, easy to make, and perfect for special occasions.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 160 g (5.6 oz) vegan oreos,  or oreo-style/bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 50 g (¼ cup) vegan butter

Filling

  • 250 ml (1 cup) vegan baileys, (quarter of the recipe)
  • 200 g (1 ½ cups) cashews , soaked *see notes
  • 400 g (1 ¾ cups) vegan cream cheese, I use homemade or Violife
  • 60 g (¼ cup) vegan Greek-style yogurt, or coconut yogurt
  • 90 ml ( cup) pure maple syrup
  • 100 g ( cup) cacao butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Toppings (optional)

  • ½ batch vegan whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • chocolate curls

Instructions

  • Prepare: Soak the cashews in water for 4 hours, rinse and drain. You can also quick-soak your cashews by soaking them in boiling water for one hour.
    Make vegan baileys (you need a ¼ batch for this recipe).
  • Make the crust: Line the bottom of a 7" or 8" cake tin (with a removable base) with some parchment paper.
    Add the cookies, espresso powder, and salt to your food processor and blitz for about 30 seconds until evenly finely ground. Add in the vegan butter and blend again until evenly combined and the mixture sticks together between your fingers. 
    Press the cookie mixture into the base of the cake tin, and smooth it out with the back of a spoon, making sure it is compact. Set aside in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
  • Make the filling: Add all of the filling ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz for several minutes until smooth and creamy with no lumps.
    Pour the mixture into the cake pan and place it back in the fridge to set for a minimum of 5 hours (or overnight if preferred).
  • Serving: Once set, carefully remove the cheesecake from the cake tin by lifting the bottom of the pan (see notes).
    Top with vegan whipped cream, dust with cocoa powder, and decorate with chocolate curls or shavings.
    Use a hot wet sharp knife to slice the cheesecake into portions before serving.
  • Storage: Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it in an airtight container for up to a couple of months.
    I recommend first slicing the cheesecake into individual portions so that you can defrost them as needed. Then just allow them to sit at room temperature for an hour before serving.

Notes

  • Soaked cashews: Soak them in water for 4 hours, rinse and drain. You can also quickly soak them by soaking them in boiling water for one hour.
  • If the cake is sticking to the sides of the pan, carefully wipe the outside of the pan with a damp cloth.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg
Did you make this recipe? Tag me TodayBe sure to leave a rating and a review in the section below, and mention @addictedtodates or tag #addictedtodates

© addictedtodates.com. All content and images are protected by copyright. If you want to share this recipe, please do so using the share buttons provided. Do not screenshot or republish the recipe or content in full. instead, include a link to this post for the recipe.

*This recipe was originally published in April 2019. The recipe has since been improved and updated to simplify the instructions.