31 August 2015

Mars Bar Cheesecake

We were really happy to see the return of The Great British Bake Off just a few weeks ago and we've been inspired to make a few recipes of our own based upon the theme from each episode. We've made a moist Madeira Cake and a variety of breads but dessert week is always my favourite. I have a very sweet tooth and this cheesecake we made is filled and topped with chocolate sauce, caramel and chunks of Mars. Gooey and delicious!
 



 
Ingredients
 
For the base
350g biscuits (we used chocolate digestives)
130g butter
 
For the chocolate sauce
2 heaped tbsp cream
60g chocolate
 
For the caramel
2 heaped tbsp cream
20g butter
20g brown sugar
 
For the filling
500g soft cheese
100g caster sugar
3tsp gelatin powder diluted in 50ml boiling water
300ml double cream
80g Mars Bar (approx. 2 bars)
40g Mars Bar to decorate, optional
 
 
Method
 
  • Melt the 130g of butter in a pan on a low heat
  • Crush the biscuits in a bowl until they become crumbs (we use the end of a rolling pin to do this) and pour in the butter, mixing it until the biscuits are fully coated
  • Place the biscuit and butter mix into a 20cm tin with a loose bottom, spreading it out evenly, and pop it into the fridge to set (around 40 minutes)





  • Whisk the 300ml of cream until soft peaks are formed.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream and place it into a saucepan with 20g of brown sugar and 20g of butter
  • Melt over a low heat until smooth in texture and set to one side to cool slightly. This is caramel
  • Take another 2 tablespoons of whipped cream and place into a saucepan with 60g of milk chocolate
  • Melt over a low heat until and set to one side to cool slightly. This is sauce





  • Mix the gellatin and boiling water together in a measuring jug and set to one side
  • Cut the 2 Mars Bars into small pieces
  • Mix together the soft cheese and caster sugar in a bowl, add the chunks of Mars Bar and gellatin and mix again, immediately
  • Add the remaining whipped cream and fold it through evenly





  • Add a third of the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit base
  • Spread over a third of the sauce and a third of the caramel
  • Repeat twice until everything is used
  • Use a fork to marble the final layer of sauce and caramel
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  • Set in the fridge for 4 hours
  • Use another Mars Bar to decorate if you wish
  • Scoff!
 
 

 

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47 comments :

  1. mmmmmmmm oh my this looks mega! yummy indeed thank you so much for making me hungry!!! and for linking up x

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  2. I'm not a GBBO fan, but that cheesecake looks delicious!

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  3. This looks amazing , I will have to try it as my daughter would love this xx

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  4. wow this looks divine! I could just eat a slice right now :) I haven't seen GBBO yet but I do love baking as the weather gets grim and the nights draw in which sadly I think it is starting to do.

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  5. Oooh yummy, I love experimenting with baking and this looks wonderful

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  6. Oh wow, I'm not a huge cheesecake fan but that looks incredible! I can imagine just how rich it would be too :)

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  7. need to get something straight with you Emma, Im doing Slimming world so I'm demanding you stop posting these kind of posts ;) ha ha. If i end up putting weight on this week i am blaming you as you made me make this cake!!! xx

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    1. I've put soooo much weight on since discovering a passion for baking. Eek! Good luck with slimming world.... *scoffs food* ;)

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  8. Oh yes yes yes! Will you be my mummy please? x

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  9. Oh my goodness this looks gorgeous! I've never added mars but love the idea & love the way the topping looks too. x

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  10. This looks AMAZING!! We do actually have Mars Bars here so I will be adding them to my next shopping basket! :D

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  11. Oh my goodness that looks delicious! I am literally drooling ;-)

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  12. OMG - i have to make this NOW. It looks amazing and I know that the kids would devour this

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  13. That looks so wonderful - quite a treat.

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  14. This is dreamy! That's my diet up the creek now after seeing this :) I've got to catch up with Bake Off this weekend, I think we are still on bread....

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  15. Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING!! I love the British bake off and it always get me in the mood for baking afterwards! x

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  16. omg this looks too good, I might be heading out later to buy ingredients after reading and looking at this post

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  17. I am almost licking the screen here with this, wow x

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  18. Wow, sounds divine. One to make for sure, Mich x

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  19. Emma go away, or marry me seriously! This is another one I'm going to try for sure. Droooooooooooools x

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  20. Oh my goodness. Two of my fave things popped together to make a delicious yummy treat

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  21. I am loving that The Great British Bake Off is back on, haven't had time to back anything of my own yet though! That cheesecake looks so delicious, I love Mars Bar. The marbelled effect with the caramel looks lovely.

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  22. This looks absolutely delicious! I don't really bake but my kids do so I'll show them this, thank you.

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  23. Oh good grief! That looks amazing. Cheesecake is one of my favourite things in the whole world, so will have to try this :)

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  24. Now that looks like my kind of cheesecake! Any left over for me to eat??

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  25. Can't believe bake off has passed me by this time around. This cake is a serious sugar rush!

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  26. Oh my, this looks delicious. My little boys will love this. Thanks for the recipe. X

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  27. Wow this looks amazing. I love cheese cake and mars bars. Perfect combo. Will have to make it one day. Thank you for the recipe x

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  28. Oh gosh that looks immense! So so tasty, I could just eat the whole thing right now haha #gbbobloggers2015

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  29. Yum, lovely for a treat or special occasion

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  30. Looks Delicious.

    Rachel Craig

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  31. Oh my goodness I need to attempt this but midnight I think is a little too late must wait for the morning! Bookmarked & I'm attempting - thank you

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  32. looks amazing! i love cheesecake

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  33. looks so bad for you :) but bet it tastes great

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  34. Oh my, that Picture makes my tummy rumble!! I will definitely be giving this a try

    Kirsty Fox

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  35. Some days, only a mighty dessert like this will do. Delicious!

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  36. This looks incredible! What a fun idea, must try it sometime.

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  37. What a wonderful creation!! I'd love a slice :)

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