This might just be the cheesecake to end all other cheesecakes! Not for the fainthearted, it is ridiculously delicious and incredibly moreish! With a chocolate biscuit base, a smooth vanilla middle with crunchy pieces of Oreo Biscuits, topped with a chocolate ganache and even more Oreo's, this is a treat worth making!
This recipe can be made to your own preferences, so there will be a few 'or' suggestions, make it your own!
250g Digestive Biscuits
95g Salted Butter
30g Golden Syrup
195g Dark Chocolate (or your preferred chocolate)
660g Cream Cheese
315ml Double Cream
110g Icing Sugar
2tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Pack of Oreo's (or any other biscuits you enjoy i.e. Biscoff Biscuits, Brownies, Hobnobs, Ginger Nuts)
For a Ganache:
115g Dark Chocolate
115g Double Cream
For a Biscoff Topping:
130g Milk Chocolate
40g Biscoff Biscuit Spread
Plus any other toppings you would like, we enjoy extra Oreo's, Chunks of Brownie, White Chocolate Drizzle and more!
Grease a round 9inch tin, a spring base tin will make it much easier to get the cheesecake out once set
We are going to make more of a crunchy tiffin style base rather than a traditional biscuit crumb base, so chop your digestive biscuits into small bite size pieces
Gently melt your butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a pan or in the microwave, beware not to burn
Mix in the biscuits until all thoroughly coated
Add the base mixture into your tin and press down firmly, make sure you cover all the edges
Take your cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla and mix until combined and smooth (this is easiest in a mixer but you can of course do it by hand)
Add your cream a bit at a time and continue to stir until combined
Take your Oreo's or biscuits of choice and chop or crush to your desired size, we like to have a few smaller and larger pieces for variety
Gently mix in your Oreo's until they are evenly coated in your cheesecake mixture
Place your cream cheese mixture on top of the base and use the back of a spoon or a spatula to evenly spread the mixture to the edges, make sure you have no gaps
Next, make the topping! For the ganache, gently heat the the cream in a saucepan until it reaches a gentle simmer
Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a large mixing bowl, quickly but carefully pour the cream over the top
Mix/whisk until smooth and glossy and all the chocolate is melted
Pour the ganache over your cheesecake topping
If you would rather make a Biscoff Topping, gently melt the chocolate, butter and Biscoff Biscuit Spread in a saucepan or in the microwave, take care not to burn. Once melted, stir to thoroughly combine and pour over your cheesecake
Decorate! Take whatever decorations you want, brownies, more melted chocolate, biscuits, sprinkles, anything you fancy, and decorate as you like.
Place the cheesecake in the fridge until set (usually at least a few hours)
Cut yourself a giant slice and ENJOY!
If any of you make this recipe please don't forget to share with #bakingwithalana, I love seeing your pictures!