Cheesecake has been named the nation's favourite dessert and yeah, we totally agree 7 months ago

Cheesecake has been named the nation's favourite dessert and yeah, we totally agree

Cheesecake has been named the nation's favourite dessert and yeah, we totally agree.

A new pan-European study from Irish creme liqueur company has found that cheesecake is the preferred dessert of almost one in five people in Ireland (18 per cent) - and that Baileys is the flavour of choice (29 per cent).

While cheesecake was a firm favourite for both men and women,  the study found that Irish men are 60 per cent more likely to order ice-cream than women - who are 28 per cent more likely to be tempted by chocolate delights.

And while we may be a nation of dessert lovers, it turns out that one in four people (20 per cent) choose their sweet treat ahead of the bill at the end of the meal.

However, when they do choose dessert they love to share (69 per cent) - which, thankfully, is a good thing for the nearly 40 per cent of people who get food FOMO.

Extra spoons, anyone?

The research also found that Irish people are not treating themselves as much as they deserve, with 74 per cent of Irish admitting planning for life in general is getting in the way of moments that matter with friends in the here and now.

Whatever happened to living in the moment?!

To celebrate Ireland’s love of sweet treats, Baileys have launched a number of Treat Bar collaborations across a number of venues across the country.

These include a terrace takeover at Dublin’s Nolita, who will be serving luscious Baileys coffee serves, cocktails and desserts. Café en Seine, Opium, Yuleyard in the new relocated Bernard Shaw in Drumcondra.

Deep South in Cork will also house Baileys pop ups with their own bespoke Baileys menus full of indulgent treats for a limited time only throughout November and December.

And there will be some limited edition Baileys desserts sprinkled across the menus of Hayfield Manor (Cork), Cornstore Restaurant (Cork and Limerick), Brasserie (Galway), 44 (Belfast) and Salt (Belfast), all designed to tempt you into staying that little bit longer.