Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles

These Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles are full of chocolate and Baileys flavor! I am totally in love with the tasty mixture of textures. Between no bake cheesecake, cookie crumbles and whipped cream, these trifles have it all!

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles in glass cups

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles in glass cups next to a glass of Bailey's with ice

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles

You know those days where you totally think you’re killin’ it? At least in one aspect. And then…

Well, that happened to me the other day. I bought all the stuff to make dinner in the slow cooker for a night the latter part of last week. I try to have a slow cooker meal at least one night a week – usually Wednesday, since that’s the night we go to small group.

Well for some reason I just could not remember to put everything into the slow cooker in the morning. Twice I forgot to do it. Twice.

#fail

So finally Monday morning, I was all ready to go. The meat needed to be used since we’d been out of town for the weekend and I couldn’t use it. So I put the stuff I needed right in the middle of the counter Sunday night so that there was no way I’d forget the next day.

And I didn’t! I put everything into the pot and felt awesome about it. I couldn’t wait to get home to dinner already made, leaving me more time to bake.

Then I walked in the door after work and realized that while I had put everything into the slow cooker, I never turned the thing on. FAIL! For the third time.

It’s the story of my life lately. Too many things swirling around in my head at one time. Too many fails.

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles in glass cups with a bite on a spoon
Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles in glass cups

Fortunately it was something I could throw on the stove and cook and it turned out fine. The hubs was happy with it, so that was what mattered.

Clearly I need chocolate to make me feel better though. These Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles will do just fine. Not only are they chocolate, but the are spiked. 🙂

I sure hope you love Baileys as much as I do. I have used it in so many recipes – Baileys Puppy Chow, Baileys Chocolate Pie, No Bake Baileys Cookie Balls.

I decided I wanted to use it in some cheesecake, but keep it kind of simple and layer it in a jar/cup. I love the way textures can be combined when you pile everything into a cup or jar. Here are our layers in this particular dessert:

– Thick, creamy Baileys chocolate cheesecake – no bake, I might add
– Light and lovely Baileys whipped cream
– Crumbly, crushed Oreo cookies

So many things to love with two layers of each. The Baileys, the chocolate – yum! I used dark cocoa, so these have a very deep chocolatey flavor. You could certainly use regular cocoa, if you prefer.

These cheesecake trifles would make an awesome treat for St. Patrick’s Day, or for any time you’re looking to spice things up with some Baileys action. I mean really, is there ever a bad time for Baileys? Not in my opinion!

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Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles in glass cups

 

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Recipe

Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Trifles
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles are full of chocolate and Baileys flavor! I am totally in love with the tasty mixture of textures. Between no bake cheesecake, cookie crumbles and whipped cream, these trifles have it all!


Ingredients

CHEESECAKE LAYERS

  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature (I use Challenge Cream Cheese)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 4 tbsp Baileys

WHIPPED CREAM AND COOKIES

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 2 tbsp Baileys
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 15 Oreo cookies, crushed

Instructions

1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and cocoa together in a bowl until smooth.
2. Add Baileys and mix until well incorporated. Set aside.
3. In another bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until it starts to thicken.
4. Add Baileys, cocoa and powdered sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
5. To make the trifles, divide half of the cookie crumbs evenly between the four cups (or jars) and spread into an even layer in the bottom of the cups.
6. Pipe, or spoon, an even layer of cheesecake filling on top of the cookie crumbs in each of the four cups. You should only use about half of the filling.
7. Pipe, or spoon, an even layer of whipped cream on top of the cheesecake filling in each of the four cups.
8. Divide remaining cookie crumbs between the four cups and evenly distribute the second layer of crumbs on top of the whipped cream. You can keep a little bit of crumbs aside, if you want to use them to sprinkle on top of the finished trifles.
9. Pipe, or spoon, remaining cheesecake filling on top of cookie crumbs, distributing evenly between the four cups.
10. Top each trifle with a swirl of whipped cream and a few more cookie crumbs, if you kept some aside in step 8.
11. Refrigerate until ready to serve. I recommend setting them out for about 15 minutes prior to eating, so that they aren’t too firm.

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Enjoy!

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60 Comments
  1. Kathy

    This was so good that I would request it for my last meal!  My Husband  and guests loved it!   Great dessert after out corned beef and cabbage and soda bread dinner on St Patrick’s Day!

  2. Ashley

    I absolutely loved this mini trifle! Props to you. The whipped topping was on the thin side. Is there a way to thicken it up, like adding corn starch? Thanks!

    1. Lindsay

      Did you add the full amount of powdered sugar to the whipped cream? I know people often like to reduce sugar amounts, but in this whipped cream it helps it firm up and stay firm. Another common way to thicken whipped cream is with gelatin.

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them!

      1. Ashley Gibbons

        Yes, I did add the full amount of powdered sugar. I only ask about adding corn starch because a similar recipe to yours says to add it to firm it up. It turned out like a soup consistency….

      2. Lindsay

        Yeah I wouldn’t expect cornstarch to be helpful. I believe you need heat applied to cornstarch for it to actually thicken things like it’s supposed to.

  3. Marla Vilneff

    I would like to make these for a party. I have 40 mini cups of 5 oz each. Approximately how many times the recipe should I make? What size glasses were used in this recipe. Thanks

    1. Lindsay

      I believe these are 9 oz glasses, so you could probably get about two of your smaller trifles for every one of mine and the recipe makes 4, so 8 of the smaller size.

  4. Sammy

    Love these and they look delicious!! Making these for a work party but because I know there are those who don’t/cant drink alcohol, I’d like to substitute the Baileys, just not sure with what! Any suggestions?!

  5. Anita

    Made these yesterday for a picnic and they were a huge hit!! I found the cheesecake part to be very yummy! But I do agree the whipped cream was the best part.
    I made these in 12 mini 4 ou mason jars. Did not need to double the recipe. Ya, I’ll be making these again!

  6. Kathleen

    I am actually interested in making these but wanted to do it as one big trifle?? What would you suggest for amounts in a trifle bowl???

    1. Lindsay

      I’d probably suggest looking at this trifle as a bit of a guide. They are similar in amounts and layering, but that one is full sized. One difference is that the cheesecake layer has some whipped cream mixed in to lighten it up and add volume so you have enough for a larger trifle. I’d suggest doing that with this recipe – it’s 8 oz Cool Whip or 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream + 1/2 cup powdered sugar for homemade whipped cream. Then layer similarly to the full sized trifle – you might need some additional of the chocolate whipped cream to have enough. You could also add chocolate sauce, like I used caramel in the other if you wanted. I hope that helps!

  7. Lindsay

    I’m making this for Father’s Day (my dad is a real nut for anything chocolate). I’m pretty excited about it and can’t wait to assemble them (the glasses I bought are being washed right now while the layers chill in the fridge) and have my dad taste it  🙂 I did make a few small changes; I added an extra teaspoon of Baileys and a pinch more sugar to the whipped cream just to give it an extra kick. I also used thin, chocolate filled Oreos instead of the regular ones – they were much easier to crush AND it adds just an extra little bit of chocolate flavor. 

    I’ll let you know how they turn out and what the reviews are 🙂 Thanks for yet another great recipe!

  8. Brittany

    These look delicious!! I can’t wait to make them, along with everything else you post!!

    Could I just omit the Baileys in both the cheesecake and the whipped cream or would it need to be replaced with something else?

    Thanks so much!!

    1. Lindsay

      You can just leave the Baileys out of the whipped cream, but in the cheesecake layers I’d replace it with either milk or sour cream. Enjoy!

  9. Andre Beluchi

    Chocolate cheesecake trifles does sound really good. Oh, my wife and kids would go crazy if I made them this type of tasty treat. They each have a passion for chocolate and even enjoy making chocolaty desserts. 

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      The whipped cream mixture shouldn’t separate. The powdered sugar gives it stability. You should be able to make them a day or two in advance.

  10. Shelley Marlow

    Oh I wish I knew the uk recipe measurements this looks gorgeous !! Cheesecake , baileys ans Oreos what’s not to like!

  11. Jean H

    These are easy and come out very pretty, but I didn’t care for the cream cheese layor. It had an odd taste. I’m glad I tried them before I made them for company.

    1. Wendy P

      The cookie and whipped cream were the only parts that were compelling to eat. I agree the cream cheese layer was ‘odd’ and mostly uneaten.

      1. Lindsay

        I just remade the cream cheese layer to see if I could get that “odd” taste and it seems fine to me. I can’t figure out what that would be. The only thing I can think is that cream cheese can have a bit of tang to it and maybe that’s what you’re tasting? I would think that 1/2 cup of sugar would cut that down and be fine, but if not you could try adding a bit more sugar or even more cocoa? Even a bit of vanilla extract could help balance it out a bit – I just didn’t want to take away from the Baileys flavor. It should be easy to taste it while making it so that you are happy with the flavor before layering it into the cups.

  12. Eva

    Cream cheese layer and cream layer seemed to turn out the same colour. Couldn’t see the difference when placed in the glass. Any ideas???

  13. Fee

    What sugar are you using in your cheesecake mix ? Thought if using caster sugar might be too crunchy? Making these cheesecakes as look amazing

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I used granulated sugar. I’ve use it many times and never noticed it being granular in the cheesecake. It should be fine.

      1. Lindsay

        You can swap it out for milk in the cheesecake layers and just leave it out of the whipped cream.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I would think so, but I haven’t done it, so it’s hard for me to say how to adjust. I’d consider using some brownies though instead of crushing up that many cookies. You’d probably need to at least triple the recipe.

  14. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Wow wow and WOW! These parfaits are just gorgeous! Chocolate, cheesecake, Oreos – what’s not to love?!

      1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

        I haven’t done that, so it’s hard for me to say how much the ingredients would change. You’d need to at least triple it, probably more. I might recommend using some cut up brownies as layers so that you aren’t having to crush a ton of cookies.

  15. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    I can’t even deal with how badly I am craving two of these right now. Not one, but at least two (at the bare minimum).

  16. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

    ugh, forgetting to turn the slow cooker on is the worst!! but these trifles would definitely fix any bad day! yum!!

  17. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    I’m loving these trifles! They are gorgeous and I bet they taste amazing with the addition of the Bailey’s.

  18. Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting

    I can imagine these to be really delicious as I am a huge fan of Bailey´s, especially in baking!

  19. Mir

    That head-smack moment when you realize you forgot to turn the slow cooker on…the opposite of priceless.
    I love these! Any excuse to use Bailey’s, really. But in little adorable trifles, even better!

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