Gluten Free No-Bake Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Prep: 60 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 2 hrs
Total: 3 hrs
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 1 cake
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
715 Calories
52g Fat
59g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 715
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 280mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This absolutely luscious, ultra-decadent, gluten-free Irish cream chocolate cheesecake recipe is actually an easy, no-bake recipe. It's a perfect special occasion or holiday gluten-free dessert recipe and whether on gluten-free diets or not, people will swoon over this super silky cheesecake.

I find that it's best to cut this 8-inch cheesecake into 12 wedges just because it's so incredibly rich. And a dollop of whipped cream and berries are a nice addition when serving to offset the richness of this Irish cream inspired dessert.

Our recipe is a gluten-free adaption of the recipe Irish Cream Cheesecake, which appears in the cookbook "Irish Pub Cooking" by Love Food Publications.


For Cookie Crumb Crust:

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • 8 ounces milk chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar, divided

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 pint heavy cream, or 2 cups whipped cream, chilled

  • 3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

  • Whipped cream, for garnish

  • Raspberries, or blueberries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Prepare the Cookie Crust

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prep an 8-inch springform pan. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit. Butter bottom and sides of the pan. Place cut parchment paper in bottom and press to fit. Butter top of parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Place gluten-free cookies in a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Melt the butter and stir into crumbs. Stir to blend. Press cookie crumb mixture into bottom of the pan. Chill for 1 hour.

Prepare the Filling

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the chocolate chips in a 4-cup microwave-safe bowl. Melt on high for 1 minute. Remove from oven and stir. Return to microwave and continue to cook on high for 1 more minute. Stir chocolate chips which should be completed, or almost completely melted. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

  3. Place the cold, heavy cream in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the 2 tablespoons sugar and whip just until peaks forms. Set aside.

  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the Irish cream liqueur and beat until blended.

  5. Use a large spatula to fold the cooled melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture.

  6. Fold the prepared whipped cream into chocolate cream cheese mixture. Continue to fold the whipped cream in until the mixture doesn't have streaks of cream.

  7. Scoop the mixture into springform pan and use a spatula to smooth the top of the cheesecake.

  8. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before cutting and serving.

  9. To serve, cut into 8 to 12 wedges and top with a dollop of whipped cream and berries.


  • Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.