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stack of Baileys Streusel Cheesecake Cups with top one missing a bite.

Baileys Streusel Cheesecake Cups

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Baileys Streusel Cheesecake Cups start with a shortbread cookie crust, followed by a decadent Baileys Irish Cream cheesecake. The finishing touch is an irresistible pecan streusel topping!




  • 12 pecan shortbread cookies
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp. Baileys Irish Cream (or 1 Tbsp. vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


  • 2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 4 pecan shortbread cookies, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Baileys Irish Cream (or 1 tsp. vanilla)
  • 2 Tbsp. cold butter



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Press a pecan shortbread cookie into the bottom of 12 separate cupcake liners, then insert liners into muffin tins.
  3. Beat cream cheese until throughly softened in mixing bowl. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula and beat 2 minutes on medium high until creamy.
  4. Add Baileys Irish Cream or vanilla to cream cheese. Beat at least 1 minute on medium high. Add sugar and beat well.
  5. Add egg and mix until blended. 
  6. Spoon cheesecake batter on top of shortbread cookies in cupcake liners until it reaches the top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then take out of oven and top with streusel topping. 
  8. Return cheesecake cups to oven and bake 10 to 15 more minutes until cheesecake is set.


  1. In a separate bowl, mix pecans, shortbread cookie crumbs, flour, brown sugar, Bailey's Irish Cream (or vanilla).
  2. Add cold butter and mix well with hands until streusel is crumbly. 
  3. Top cheesecake cups with streusel as directed above.
  4. The weight of the streusel will make a dent in the cheesecake and create a cup that surrounds the pecans.
  5. Cool cheesecake cups for 30 minutes before serving. 


Store leftover cheesecake cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baileys cheesecake, cheesecake cups, pecan streusel