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Mars Bar Cheesecake

I tweeted last week a few weeks ago; cassata or mars bar cheesecake? There was an overwhelming response for the mars bar cheesecake to be made. It was relatively easy to make as far as cheesecakes go, but I couldn’t help think how sweet the end product would be. Along with the mars bars, I...


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Mars Bar Cheesecake
September 2, 2010

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Mars Bar Cheesecake

I tweeted last week a few weeks ago; cassata or mars bar cheesecake? There was an overwhelming response for the mars bar cheesecake to be made.

It was relatively easy to make as far as cheesecakes go, but I couldn’t help think how sweet the end product would be. Along with the mars bars, I had to add melted chocolate and butterscotch sauce (which is essentially just sugar). I happily shared the leftovers with people at work, family and even the lady we get our daily coffees from!

We each took a bite, and whilst we all thought it was really good, we couldn’t help but think how bad it was for us. Luckily we only had a small slice, as not to feel morbidly obese. It resulted in us talking about the Heart Attack Grill, and then watching and cringing watching the following youtube video (you have to see it to believe it):

Mars Bar Cheesecake

Get your hands on:
250g plain chocolate biscuits
125g butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
20g butter, extra
300ml thickened cream
50g milk eating chocolate, chopped finely
3 teaspoons gelatine
1/4 cup (60ml) water
2 x 250g packets of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
3 x 60g Mars Bars, chopped finely

Serve it with: A run on the treadmill

1. Blend or process biscuits until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add butter, process until just combined. Press biscuit mixture evenly over base and side of 20cm spring form tin, place on tray; refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm.

2. Meanwhile, make butterscotch sauce; combine brown sugar, extra butter and 2 tablespoons of the cream in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves.

3. Make chocolate sauce; combine chocolate and another 2 tablespoons of the cream in another small saucepan; stir over low heat until chocolate melts.

4. Sprinkle gelatine over the water in small heatproof jug; stand jug in small saucepan of simmering water, stir until gelatine dissolves. Cool 5 minutes.

5. Beat cream cheese and caster sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Beat remaining cream in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Stir gelatine mixture into cream cheese mixture with Mars Bars; fold in cream.

6. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture into crumb crust; drizzle half of the butterscotch and chocolate sauces over cream cheese mixture. Pull skewer backwards and forwards through mixture to create marbled effect. Repeat with remaining cream cheese mixture and sauces. Cover cheesecake; refrigerate about 3 hours or until set.

Serves 8.


43 comments on “Mars Bar Cheesecake
  1. Honey @ honeyandsoy

    Yes you may most definitely tempt me! πŸ˜‰ It looks divine! and yes, I would also have a sliver instead of the usual cheesecake slice. It looks perfect for a mid-afternoon sugar hit, though!

    September 2, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Yes, perfect for 3:30-itis!

      September 3, 2010 at 11:35 am
  2. Lianne

    yummmms (: definitely got my attention!! awesome combination. I do love mars bar, and cheese cake. what could be better than this?? (: thanks for sharing the recipe!

    September 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hehe yes, an awesome combination indeed πŸ™‚

      September 3, 2010 at 11:36 am
  3. Lisa

    I am literally fainting at the thought of so much sugar, I didnt think it could get any more calorific than the scottish nugget of a deep fried mars bar, but this seems more wholesome with all the calcium in the cheese, πŸ™‚

    September 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha yes, calcium is important πŸ˜‰

      September 3, 2010 at 11:36 am
  4. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    wtf… you eat for free if you weight over 350 lb?! They spread their buns with LARD?!?!! Holy crap, I know this should not surprise me but I can’t help but be horrified.

    And after watching that video, it seems actually kinda healthy to eat this entire delicious cheesecake.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I can’t believe that place is allowed to even exist!

      September 3, 2010 at 11:37 am
  5. penny aka jeroxie

    Gosh…. I have a sweet tooth. I think I shall one slice and be in heaven…


    September 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Glad you enjoyed watching that horrific youtube! hehe

      September 3, 2010 at 11:37 am
  6. kiran

    Beautiful darling! Heavenly. This cheese cake can cause all sorts of happiness… from a sugar hit to acting as a comfort slice. This I must try.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      mmmmm sugar hit πŸ™‚

      September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am
  7. kristy @ ksayerphotography

    Hehehe serve it with a run on the treadmill πŸ˜›
    This looks amazing πŸ™‚ Though I’d probably only be able to manage a teeeennnyyy tiny slice

    September 3, 2010 at 6:51 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha I’m glad someone picked up on what to serve it with πŸ˜‰

      September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am
  8. KingToad

    I would eat a small size of the cake.
    As for the Heart Attack grill, it may be funny to watch but unfortunately there is a dark side to it all and watching the diners they are treating it as a joke whilst compromising their health. As for the doctor (so called), he must have been a proficient doc……….
    A documentary could be made out of it including the after effects!.

    Anyway, love your new look blog. Congratulations.

    September 3, 2010 at 9:53 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks! Yes, it’s a bit sad that people thing Heart Attack Grill is a good thing!

      September 3, 2010 at 11:40 am
  9. Sarah

    oh my gosh… I can’t eat any cheese but I would suffer the horrible stomach ache for a bite of that right about now!

    September 3, 2010 at 11:31 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Just imagine you are eating a slice, and avoid the tummy ache πŸ™‚

      September 3, 2010 at 11:41 am
  10. Anna Johnston

    Oh dear… I’m in such a quandary because I know I should say “just a small slice thanks” – but in my smallest ‘true confessions’ voice I’d have to say…. “Umm…., I want a proppa size slice tah” (& I know I could eat it…, all of it…, just watch me)… lol

    September 3, 2010 at 11:33 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha eyes bigger than your stomach? I know I suffer from that!

      September 3, 2010 at 11:42 am
  11. chocolatesuze

    why hello delicious chocolatey cheesecake! where have you been all my life

    September 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hehe want to deep fry it? πŸ˜›

      September 6, 2010 at 11:56 am
  12. April @ My Food Trail

    You should know better than to think about how much sugar is in a dessert!! We’d never eat anything if we all thought like that! πŸ˜› It looks so decadent!

    September 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha I know, this is the first time I thought about how bad something is for me!

      September 6, 2010 at 11:56 am
  13. Chef Bee

    I love cheesecake. Seems like I keep running into recipes with candy bars today. This looks great.

    Plan B

    September 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      thanks πŸ™‚

      September 6, 2010 at 11:57 am
  14. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    hehe that’s gorgeous and I admire how modest a slice you’ve got there! I should really cut things that thinly (instead my typical slice is 3 times that hehe-bad me!).

    September 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hehe very modest indeed! It doesn’t happen very often!

      September 6, 2010 at 11:57 am
  15. Jeanne Edwards

    Gee!! Shellie what a popular make this Yummy Cake proved to be,
    is a long time since I had a taste of one similar, yours of course looks so much more taste tempting, and lots richer also. So glad all enjoyed it, and I guess they all thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. I reckon it would have to be an awesome ‘Stress Reliever’. Well done.
    Hugs, Jeanne.x πŸ™‚

    September 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Hehe thanks, a very good stress reliever!

      September 6, 2010 at 11:58 am
  16. kristy @ ksayerphotography

    This post was way too sweet to not be included in my sweet saturday post! Have a look πŸ™‚

    September 4, 2010 at 6:45 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks for the link up babe! x

      September 6, 2010 at 11:58 am
  17. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Oh….my…..goodness. My fiance saw this and surely won’t rest until I make it. I love the photo of the whole cake, where you can see all the swirls of butterscotch and chocolate!

    p.s. the Heart Attack Grill – hilarious and scary all at once! Is that a real place? If it is, the fact that people who way over 350 pounds can eat there for free…..that is just sooooooo scary and wrong. Where did you find this?

    Heidi xo

    September 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I always like to try and get the swirls to look right!
      re: Heart Attack Grill… the boys knew of it, don’t know how they found it!! scary!

      September 6, 2010 at 11:59 am
  18. Von

    Mmmm…this looks so good! I love mars bars and I love cheesecakes- it sounds like an awesome combo!! I try not to think about the unhealthiness of the food I make…haha. At least it’s (probably) better than store bought stuff!

    September 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I usually try not to think of the unhealthiness either, but when you are using sugar and all of that, I couldn’t help not to!

      September 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm
  19. delicieux

    Mmmm this looks so delicious Shellie. It reminds me of the Mars Bar slice my Nan used to make. Damn it was good!! I might have to make this and reminisce.

    September 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks! mmmm mars bar slice sounds just as good!

      September 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  20. Agnes

    Hehee, you should feed it to people you don’t like / who don’t like you. It’ll have one of two effects –

    1: it might win them over or
    2: They might go into a sugar induced coma!

    September 7, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha good thinking Agnes!

      September 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm
  21. Laura

    I made this last night was DELISH !!
    Question: did you add the three tablespoons of gelatine? I thought it was too much and added one, but am thinking three may have been needed? CHecking if it was a typo or not! TIA

    September 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Oh glad it worked out so well for you! I just checked the recipe and it does say 3 TEAspoons. oops!! Must have been one of those days when I was typing it up. I’ll fix it now, but good on you for adjusting it!! Thanks πŸ™‚

      September 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm
  22. Emma @CakeMistress

    Holay smokes, now THAT’s an epic cheesecake. Full of so much deliciousness! Have you seen Paula Deen’s deep fried decadent cheesecake? I think yours beats it πŸ™‚

    September 13, 2010 at 9:19 pm
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