Feast your eyes and your tummies on these fabulous Bailey’s Cheesecake Doughnuts. Easy doughnuts are filled with Bailey’s cheesecake mixture and topped with Bailey’s flavored milk chocolate ganache.
These are for all parents who sneak-eat candy bars in the closet. Some of you may be surprised at the notion that parents eat candy bars and cookies in the closet but it is definitely a thing. Yes, parents hide treats for themselves and eat them secretly, away from the kids.
I, myself, have been caught by my son eating a cookie behind the pantry door or while hiding somewhere many times. Some might think it’s mean or selfish to hide the treats from the kids and eat it all by yourself but it’s necessary. Parent’s know that everything goes to kids, everything you have and everything they have.
If they see you eating something yummy, they instantly turn into a begging puppy and you can’t help but give them everything. So it’s quite rare when a parents can actually eat a treat when kids are present.
Adults need treats too. We work hard and we deserve to eat that Snickers bar in peace, without having to share most of it with the kids. It would be nice to just eat a cookie without hearing those chilling words, “what are you eating and can I have it?”
Parents can’t just say “no, its mine, you already ate yours” because we spend years teaching kids to share and we are bound by our own rules. But, if we can offer a valid explanation as to why they can’t have it…that’s a whole other story.
So I offer you a treat, just for adults!
These Bailey’s Cheesecake Doughnuts are stuffed with a creamy Bailey’s cheesecake filling and topped with Bailey’s flavored milk chocolate ganache. These doughnuts have just the right amount of sweetness and a touch of boozy Bailey’s flavor. It’s a great treat to have with a cup of coffee or when a sweet tooth strikes.
So make a batch of these awesome doughnuts and share it with your adult friends. These doughnuts would be perfect for a party or to treat your co-workers to a nice Friday breakfast treat. Bailey’s Doughnuts are also perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s day.
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Bailey’s Cheesecake Doughnuts
- 8 original refrigerated biscuits (I used Pillsbury grands) 1 package
- 5 cups oil for frying
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 oz milk chocolate
- 5 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream hot
- Preheat oil in a fryer, dutch oven, or a medium sauce pot to 340-350°F. (If using a pot on a stove top, I recommend a medium setting.)
- Open the can of refrigerated biscuits and carefully take them apart. Let biscuits rest on the board for a few minutes, while the oil is warming up.
- Fry biscuits, 2-3 at a time, until golden brown. Flip to the other side and fry until that side is golden brown as well.
- Place some paper towels on a wire rack. Take out cooked doughnuts and place them on the wire rack to cool.
- Beat cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and Bailey's Irish Cream in a bowl for 2-3 minutes. Transfer cheesecake mixture into a piping bag fitted with a pastry filling tip. Set aside.
- Once doughnuts are cool for a couple of minutes, fill each doughnut with some cheesecake mixture from the piping bag.
- Chop milk chocolate and place it in a small mixing bowl.
- Bring Bailey's to simmer, be careful not to let it actually boil. Pour hot cream over the chopped milk chocolate and stir with a whisk until melted and smooth.
- You can dip each doughnut into the chocolate ganache or spoon ganache over each doughnut.
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Can I make thither a day ahead? If show do I store them?
These…. hahaha thither…I need a doughnut!
OMG these look AMAZINGGGG!
Thank you so much, Jessica!!
I love your recipe. I can hardly wait to make them. What can I use in place of the Bailey’s cream?
Bailey’s is it’s own specific flavor so you wouldn’t be able to replicate that taste exactly but you can make it non-alcoholic and and come close to the flavor with extract. For ganache, you can use heavy cream and like 1/4 tsp or rum extract. For the filling, you can omit Bailey’s and may be use a some heavy cream, little bit of chocolate syrup, and rum extract. I’d say 3 Tbsp heavy cream, 1-2 tbsp chocolate syrup and 1/2 to 1 tsp rum extract.
I haven’t tried this exact non-alcoholic substitution but I have used rum extract instead of alcohol quite a bit.
I really hope it works out well 🙂
Oh boy ! So inviting ! Thank you so much !
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
First of all, I really enjoy Baileys especially the Homemade variety. And I totally understand sneaking a treat or two. Parents are allowed to do that. This recipe is a must make.
Haha, we’re definitely allowed to 🙂
Thank you, Marisa!
Kari Foss says
Thank you, Kari!
Yum I can’t wait to get to the store so we can try these. I’m not much for using alcohol in my cooking, what can I use instead of the Baileys Irish Cream?
Well, Bailey’s is it’s own flavor so you wouldn’t be able to replicate that taste exactly but you can make it non-alcoholic and and come close to the flavor with extract. For ganache, you can use heavy cream and like 1/4 tsp or rum extract. For the filling, you can omit Bailey’s and may be use a some heavy cream, little bit of chocolate syrup, and rum extract. I’d say 3 Tbsp heavy cream, 1-2 tbsp chocolate syrup and 1/2 to 1 tsp rum extract.
I haven’t tried this exact non-alcoholic substitution but I have use rum extract instead of alcohol quite a bit.
I hope it works out well for you!