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Irish Coffee Cheesecake Squares are a lighter alternative to regular cheesecake, with a hint of coffee and whisky to keep it all interesting!



Total time

45 minutes




  • crust
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • filling
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Irish cream
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder (not ground coffee)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • garnish
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • shaved chocolate


  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. To make the crust, cream the butter and sugar and then blend in the flour and salt until the mixture is crumbly. Pat into a buttered 9x13 pan, pressing down slightly with your fingers to get an even layer.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Make the filling by creaming the cream cheese and sugar together. Make sure your ingredients are at true room temperature to avoid a lumpy batter.
  5. Beat in the homemade Irish Cream, and then the eggs, one at a time.
  6. Blend in the instant espresso, cocoa powder, vanilla, and flour.
  7. Turn the batter out onto the crust and smooth out evenly.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes just until the cheesecake is set.
  9. Let cool before slicing.
  10. Serve with whipped cream, and garnish with shaved chocolate.
  11. View the recipe instructions at The View From the Great Island

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