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Snickers Cheesecake

October 20, 2014

Snickers Cheesecake  - erinmadethis (10 of 6)

I guess it’s obvious that I like to bake. I really like to bake cakes for friends birthday’s. Especially cakes that are a re-creation of their food loves. One year, I made Martha Stewart’s Six Layer Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake for my friend Sarah. A two day process resulted in a pretty epic and delicious cake.

Snickers Cheesecake  - erinmadethis (12 of 6)

A couple of months after Sarah’s birthday and the six layer cake was her sister Nicole’s twenty fifth birthday. Nicole doesn’t have a very sweet tooth {How we are even friends, right?} and we got to talking about what she wanted for her birthday cake. Sarah interjected the conversation “Nicole, you always like tea cake when we were younger, what about a tea cake?”.

Snickers Cheesecake  - erinmadethis (13 of 6)

You know, a tea cake. Dense, buttery cake topped with cinnamon sugar. Sarah got a six layer salted caramel chocolate cake and she thought it was appropriate to suggest a tea cake for her sister’s big 2-5. We’re still laughing about this two years later. I ended up making a Bailey’s chocolate cake with a Bailey’s butter cream. Which was very fitting for a boozy Hunter Valley weekend.

Snickers Cheesecake  - erinmadethis (14 of 6)

Snickers Cheesecake  - erinmadethis (11 of 6)

This time though, it was my brother’s birthday. He loves Snickers and cheesecake. Well, all chocolate bars really. So I combined the two to create the almost unspeakable Snickers Cheesecake. There’s a Peanut Butter Oreo base, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Snickers Chunks, Caramel, Chocolate Ganache and Salty Peanuts. An that is all I really have to say about that.

 

Snickers Cheesecake
Serves 10
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hr
FOR THE BASE
  1. 21 peanut butter oreos
  2. 20g of butter, melted
FOR THE CHEESECAKE
  1. 750g of cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup of sour cream
  3. 3/4 cup of caster sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 vanilla bean {or 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste}
  6. 2 snickers bars, chopped
FOR THE CARAMEL
  1. 200g of caster sugar
  2. 75g of butter
  3. 125mL of cream
FOR THE GANACHE
  1. 200g of dark chocolate
  2. 1/4 cup of cream
TO ASSEMBLE
  1. 1/3 cup of salted and roasted peanuts
FOR THE CHEESECAKE
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line and grease a 20cm round spring form tin.
  2. Place the oreos and the melted butter in a food processor and blitz until fine crumbs are formed.
  3. Place in the bottom of the tin and press down firmly to create the cheesecake base.
  4. Place the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.
  5. Add the sour cream and vanilla and continue to beat.
  6. Next add the eggs and continue to beat.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the tin on top of the oreo base and dot the snickers chunks over the mixture, slightly pushing them down.
  8. Bake the cheesecake for about an hour or until slightly browned and still jiggly in the centre. Do not remove it from the oven, instead allow it to cool in the oven.
FOR THE CARAMEL
  1. Once the cheesecake has cooled, make the caramel placing the sugar and the water in the base of a heavy bottom saucepan. Do not stir.
  2. Once the sugar is a slight amber colour, remove from the heat and whisk in the butter.
  3. Once it is all combined, return to the heat and add the cream while whisking. It'll become silky and smooth and there will be no fat separating from the caramel.
TO ASSEMBLE
  1. Pour the caramel in the cooled cheesecake {there will be a natural lip around the edges that will hold it in}
  2. Make the ganache by zapping the chocolate in a ceramic bowl for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  3. Add the cream and zap again for a further 30 seconds.
  4. Remove and whisk, this should be enough to melt it, but zap again if needed.
  5. Pour the ganache over the caramel which should have slightly set.
  6. Decorate with the salty peanuts.
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23 thoughts on “Snickers Cheesecake

  1. Jessica

    Oh my! What an impressive cheesecake! I’m a new reader and I just love your gorgeous photography. What I would do for a slice of this cake! 🙂 amazing!

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  4. Nicole- Seeking Victory

    Oh gosh, how have i not found your blog until now? I go to your title page (from the fab foodie Fridays) linkup and there are two recipes involving peanuts and chocolate. I think we are going to be friends.
    This cake is inspired. You are terribly clever

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