Nutty Irishman Cheesecake Swirled Brownies


Nutty Irishman Cheesecake Swirled Brownies!! Perfect for St. Paddy’s Day, and whenever you’re craving the luscious blend of Bailey’s Irish Cream and hazelnut-flavored Frangelico lurking in fudgy, dark chocolate and smooth cream cheese. Decadence is a must every once in a while. 🙂

Pulling  these brownies together is a cinch when using your favorite brownie mix. Yep, I said it. Just use a mix! While I’ve made plenty of brownies from scratch, I get the highest accolades when grabbing a box of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate.

If you prefer a fudgy brownie over their cakier counterparts, this mix is for you. Ghirardelli nailed it, and who am I to complain. Life just got easier.

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Nutty Irishman Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

I basically prepare the brownie as instructed then spike it with Bailey’s and Frangelico. The cheesecake mixture also gets a dose of the delicious cocktail duo to ensure that Irish cream and hazelnut liqueur mingle in every bite.

Nutty Irishman Cheesecake Mixture

Sprinkle a good handful of chocolate chips over the swirled batter to make everyone even happier.

Nutty Irishman Brownies Ready for Oven

In less than an hour you’ll have super-moist, rich brownies with the complementary texture and flavor of spiked cheesecake swirls. These irresistible beauties can be made ahead and are freezer friendly. Enjoy!!

Nutty Irishman Brownies Baked

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Nutty Irishman Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

A luscious blend of Bailey's Irish Cream and hazelnut-flavored Frangelico lurking in fudgy, dark chocolate and smooth cream cheese is downright sinful.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, chocolate dessert, freezer friendly
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 2-inch brownies
Author Kim Peterson



  • 1 20-ounce package Ghiradelli Brownie Mix (I used Triple Chocolate)
  • 1 large egg
  • cup vegetable oil
  • cup water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips



  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan. Line with a rectangular piece of parchment so there is overhang on two sides. Grease the bottom and sides of parchment as well.
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with a spatula just until combined. Do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared pan and set aside.


  • In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese, yolk, sugar, Bailey’s, Frangelico, and salt until combined and smooth. Dollop mixture over the brownie batter. Run a sharp knife back and forth to create swirls. 
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Bake in the center of preheated oven 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs. 
  • Allow brownies to cool completely on a rack. Brownies can be made 3 days ahead. Wrap well and refrigerate, or can be frozen up to 3 months.


* The colder brownies are, the cleaner the cut will be when slicing them.

*Republished post with updated recipe and photos.