Mars Bar Cheesecake

This is the second time I've made this cheesecake, and the first time, whilst tasting divine, it looked like a truck at hit it. This time I adjusted a few things, and it looked slightly better. Nothing like the recipe picture said it would look like, but it still looked good. And most importantly it tasted amazing, and thats what the SYV critics said :-)


250g plain chocolate biscuits
150g butter, melted, plus 20g butter extra
300ml thickened cream (full fat)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
50g milk chocolate, finely chopped
3 and 1/2 teaspoons gelatine
1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water
2 x 250g packets cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
3 x 60g Mars bars, finely chopped

1. Crush the biscuits in a food processor until they resemble coarse breadcrumbs.

2. Combine the crushed biscuits with the melted butter.

3. Press this mixture into the base and sides of a 20cm springform tin, and put in the fridge to chill and set for at least half an hour.

Butterscotch Sauce:
4. Place the extra butter, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of the cream in a saucepan and combine over the stove until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Chocolate Sauce:
5. Place the chocolate and 2 tablespoons of cream in another saucepan and again combine the ingredients over the heats until the chocolate has melted.

6 Place the cream cheese and castor sugar in a bowl and beat using an electric beater until the mixture is smooth.

7. Add the chopped Mars bars to the cheese mixture and combine.

8. In another bowl, whip the remainder of the cream until soft peaks form.

9. Bring the water to the boil and take off the heat. Add the gelatine and stir until all the gelatine is dissolved. Let the mixture cool slightly, but do not let it set.

10. Add the gelatine mixture to the cheese mixture and stir well.

11. Fold in the cream.

12. Layer in half this cheese-cream mixture into the biscuit base prepared earlier.

13. Drizzle in half the chocolate and butterscotch sauces.

14. Repeat this process for the remainder of the cheese-cream mixture and sauces.

15. Cover the springform tin and place in the fridge to set. Leaving it overnight gives the best results.


Photo courtesy of one of my awesome brothers... blame him for the DOF issues :P


  1. Looks and sounds delicious! Cheesecake & Mars sound like a match made in heaven to me.

  2. nice photo! it tasted even better than it looks...