Monday, September 26, 2016

After Eight Cheesecake | #AfterEightBakes ♥

I was recently invited by After Eight to take part in their #AfterEightBakes challenge to make a yummy dessert using a packet of After Eight, as well as other ingredients of course. Being a fan of After Eight chocolate I gladly accepted and decided to make an After Eight Cheesecake using the recipe and ingredients provided by them.

The cheesecake is a baked one, something I have never tried before as I've only ever made cheesecakes that you set in the fridge, but it was fun to try something new and I whipped up the cheesecake filling in the 15 minutes before I had to drop Tyler Lee to preschool and finished it after I had dropped him off - so if I have time to make a cheesecake everyone does!

Ingredients: 
120g digestive biscuits
300g pack of After Eight
50g unsalted butter, plus 5g for greasing
700g light cream cheese
150g caster sugar
200ml reduced fat soured cream
3tbsp plain flour
4 free-range eggs
2tsp vanilla extract

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C.
2. Grease and line the base of a 23cm cake tin with unsalted butter.
3. Crush the biscuits.
4. Melt the unsalted butter and add the biscuit crumbs, stir to combine then place in the base of the cake tin and spread in an even layer.
5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden, then remove until cool.
6. For the filing, beat together the light cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
7. Add reduced fat sour cream and flour and beat again.
8. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla essence, beating well between each addition.
9. Pour the cream cheese mix onto the biscuit base.
10. Place After Eight onto your cheesecake mix and bake in the oven for an hour.
11. Once the cheesecake is cooked, leave it to cool in the oven - this prevents the top from cracking.
12. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before removing from the tin.
13. Serve and enjoy!

The only trouble I had is that my oven is useless and it took two hours for the cheesecake to bake instead of the one stated in the recipe method.

The cheesecake was a hit with my family though, all of us being After Eight fans. It was super simple to make and was a lovely treat to enjoy at the weekend.

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  1. Oh wow, it looks amazing :) I made the brownies for us all but I love cheese cake!! Your looks amazing. I need to try. Stumble and pinned so I can make one. Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays. ..

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