Baileys Coffee Cheesecake (vegan, no-bake)

Deliciously creamy no-bake vegan Baileys Coffee Cheesecake. This cake is surprisingly easy to make, perfect for any special occasion!
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Soaking time: 4 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 40 minutes
5 from 3 votes
baileys cheesecake on cooling rack.
For all you bailey’s lovers and coffee lovers, this one’s for you! I’m not much of a fan of alcohol, so you will very rarely see me posting a recipe which includes it, in fact this is the first one. But seeing as many of you love the classic baileys cheesecake, it is my moral duty to create a veganized version 🙂
I remember my mother used to love (and still does actually) a baileys coffee, which for those of you who aren’t familiar with is similar to an Irish coffee but uses baileys liquor instead of whiskey. I thought it would be interesting to use this drink as the theme for a cheesecake, as baileys and coffee flavours do pair so well together.
This cake is definitely one for a special occasion, and guaranteed to be a dream come true for any baileys coffee lovers that you know. And if you’re a coffee fan, you’ve gotta try my vegan tiramisu recipe as well!
Dairy-free baileys coffee cheesecake

This Bailey’s coffee cheesecake is:

  • Plant-based and Vegan-friendly
  • Indulgent and delicious
  • Creamy and rich
  • Great for special occasions
  • Great for coffee lovers
  • Easy to make
  • Egg-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Free from animal derived products
  • Gluten free (check labels of ingredients if you have a severe allergy/intolerance)
Dairy-free baileys coffee cheesecake
baileys cheesecake on cooling rack.

Baileys Coffee Cheesecake (Vegan, No-Bake)

5 from 3 votes
Deliciously creamy vegan Bailey's Coffee Cheesecake. No-bake and easy to make, it's the perfect cake for any special occasion!
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Soaking time 4 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 40 mins
Servings 10


  • 9" springform cake pan



  • 2 cups roasted buckwheat
  • 1 cup oat flakes
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp ground espresso coffee
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 18 medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil solid
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 3 cups cashews soaked in water for 4 hours and rinsed
  • ¾ cup bailey's dairy free almande liquor
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • cup cacao butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 400ml can chilled coconut milk use only the thick part from the top of the can


  • 2 400ml can chilled coconut milk use only the thick part from the top of the can
  • 1 ½ tbsp bailey's dairy free almande liquor
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste


  • leftover crust dough to make bliss balls held aside according to instructions below
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegan-friendly chocolate


  • To make the crust, pulse the buckwheat in your food processor until it forms a light crumb consistency.
  • Add the oat flakes, salt, espresso powder and cacao powder and continue to pulse until the mixture is a flour consistency.
  • Add the dates, coconut oil and vanilla extract and continue to pulse until the mixture ticks together and forms a dough.
  • Line the base of your springform cake tin with parchment paper (this will make it easier to remove the cake once ready!).
  • Hold aside approximately ¼ of the dough, this will be used to form bliss balls to decorate the cake later! Press the remaining dough into the base of the dish using a spatula and then the bottom of a glass to smooth is out and form an even layer and set aside
  • For the filling, add the cashews, maple syrup, baileys almande liquor, vanilla bean paste and coconut milk to your high speed blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the melted cacao butter and blitz further for about 30 seconds to combine.
  • Pour the filling on top of the base and tap the cake tin off your work surface to knock out any air bubbles.
  • Place in the freezer to set for 4-6 hours. Once set, remove the cake from the springform tin (whilst still frozen).
  • To make the cream topping place all the topping ingredients into a large bowl and use an electric whisk to mix until smooth.
  • Transfer the cream into a piping bag and set aside in the fridge until ready to decorate the cake.
  • For the bliss balls, using the dough which was reserved earlier, roll into small bliss balls using your hands.
  • Add the cacao powder, coconut sugar and ground cinnamon to a bowl and mix together.
  • Gently roll the bliss balls in the mixture to dust them.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate around the outer edges of the cake and allow the chocolate to drip down the sides.
  • Pipe the cream topping over the entire surface of the cake.
  • Sit the bliss balls around the outer edges of the cake.
  • Use the remaining cacao powder mixture to dust over the top of the cake.
  • This cake will store for a few days refrigerated in an airtight container, alternatively freeze and defrost as required
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