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What to bake this week

Baileys chocolate cheesecake

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 8 

baileys chocolate cheesecake 


  • ½ pack reduced fat digestive biscuits
  • 2 packs light Philadelphia soft cheese
  • 100g low fat unsalted butter
  • 100ml icing sugar
  • 300ml light double cream
  • 25ml Baileys
  • 100g grated chocolate


  1. Melt the butter and add the crushed biscuits. Place the mixture into a greased baking tin. Leave to set for about an hour.
  2. Whip the soft cheese. Mix the cheese with the Baileys and icing sugar. Make sure you sieve the icing sugar to avoid lumps in the cake.
  3. Fold the double cream and grated chocolate into the cheese mixture. Put the mixture onto the cooled biscuit base and leave to set in the fridge for about 2 hours. Sprinkle some more grated chocolate on top of the cake when you serve.

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