Oh hi, welcome to the first cheesecake recipe on my blog. A Millionaires inspired cheesecake with a biscuit base, caramel cheesecake layer, milk chocolate ganache layer, topped with whipped cream, mini millionaire bits and of course sprinkles.

Anyway, back to the cheesecake, I feel that because I am only just starting out that a lot of the recipes I have on here are quite basic like my Velvety Vanilla Cupcakes, Velvety Vanilla Birthday Cake and Chocolate Overload Cupcakes so I thought I a Basic Vanilla Cheesecake would be a bit boring so I decided to mix it up a bit.

I live in Scotland and I eat A LOT of shortbread and A LOT of millionaires shortbread, so I thought why not turn a classic into a cheesecake. This cheesecake does need to be left to set in the fridge overnight so you would need to make it the day before you wanted to serve it.

The cheesecake mixture, is soft cheese, double cream, icing sugar and condensed milk for sweetness. If you were making a plain vanilla cheesecake adding the condensed milk I think would make it taste more like ice cream (and who doesn’t love ice cream?!) to make this more Millionaire style I added caramel. I used Carnations Caramel but you can use any as long as it is thick and gloopy. If it is a thin caramel sauce then it will make the filling too soft and it won’t set.

Another tip when making cheesecake is when you are mixing the soft cheese and icing sugar you should be able to tip the bowl upside down, like you would meringue and the contents shouldn’t move. The same thing after adding the double cream and the caramel.

For this recipe I used an 8” Spring Form Tin. A spring form tin is one with the claps on the side. I just find it makes it so much easier to get the cheesecake out compared with loose bottomed tins.

This cheesecake should last 2-3 days in the fridge.

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This recipe will serve 10-12.

Shopping List

For the Biscuit Base

350g Plain Biscuits (I used Digestives)

100g Unsalted Butter

2tbsp Golden Syrup

For the Cheesecake

400g Soft Cheese

75g Icing Sugar

200ml Double Cream

100g Condensed Milk

100g Caramel

For the Chocolate Ganache

200ml Double Cream

200g Milk Chocolate

For the Topping

200ml Double Cream

Mini Millionaire Shortbread

Sprinkles

Method

To Make the Biscuit Base

  1. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor until they resemble crumbs.
  2. Add the butter and syrup and pulse until the biscuits resemble wet sand.
  3. Pour the mixture into your cake tin and press into the bottom of the tin using a spatula or the back of the spoon.
  4. Put the cake tin to one side.

To Make the Cheesecake

  1. Add the soft cheese and icing sugar to a large bowl and beat until the mixture is thick and holds itself. If you hold the bowl upside down the mixture should not fall out.
  2. Add in the double cream and mix. Again until the mixture holds itself.
  3. Add in the condensed milk and caramel and mix again until the mixture holds itself.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin on top of the biscuit base and smooth.
  5. Leave in the fridge overnight (at least 8 hours) until it has set.

To Make the Chocolate Ganache

  1. Add the chocolate and cream to a bowl and melt in the microwave on 20 second bursts until the chocolate has completed melted. You can also put water in a saucepan and heat, when the water is simmering put the bowl over the bowl of water (be sure that the bowl isn’t touching the water) and stir until completely melted.
  2. Leave the mixture to the side of 5-10 minutes until cool.
  3. When the mixture is cool pour over the top of the cheesecake and put back in the fridge until the chocolate has set.

To Decorate

  1. Once the chocolate ganache has set remove the cheesecake from the cake tin.
  2. In a bowl whisk the double cream until it is thick and holds its shape.
  3. Pipe the cream on top of the cheesecake and decorate with mini millionaire shortbread and sprinkles.

Suppliers

Biscuits – I used Digestive biscuits

Golden Syrup – I used Lyles Golden Syrup

Soft Cheese – I used a supermarket own brand

Icing Sugar – I use Silver Spoon

Double Cream – I used a supermarket own brand

Condensed Milk – I used Carnations

Caramel – I used Carnations

Milk Chocolate – I used a supermarket own brand

Mini Millionaire Shortbread – I bought these from the bakery section of my local supermarket

Sprinkles.- I used two types of sprinkles on this cheesecake. I used chocolate curls and gold pearl sprinkles from Wilton.

Baking Playlist

When I bake I always listen to music so I thought I would share some of the songs I listen to when I bake. When I was making this cheesecake I was singing along to the radio.

Higher Love – Kygo ft. Whitney Houston

Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

Human – Rag N Bone Man

Better Half of Me – Tom Walker

Sweet But Psycho – Ava Max

Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi

 Your Song – Rita Ora

Give Me Everything – Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer

Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon

Sun Queen – Gerry Cinnamon

Sorry – Justin Bieber

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it please tag aspoonfulofvanilla on Instagram so I can see them. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Also you can leave me a comment at the bottom of this page and let me know what you think of this recipe.

52 Comments

  • kderbyshire

    19 February 2020 at 7:13 am

    This sounds incredible 🙂 I do love a cheesecake. If may be 7.15am but is it wrong to still want one now?! 😉

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      19 February 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Cheesecake for breakfast is the best way to start the day! haha

  • bournemouthgirl

    19 February 2020 at 10:37 am

    It looks so yummy and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing this recipe x

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      19 February 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you! I try and make it as easy as possible so everyone can have a go no matter your expereince!

      1. bournemouthgirl

        19 February 2020 at 7:45 pm

        I am not good at baking so these this is a great one to try

        1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

          19 February 2020 at 9:06 pm

          It is and it’s delicious I’m sure your friends and family will love it!

  • allofbritnee

    19 February 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Oh wow!! This looks delicious!!!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      19 February 2020 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you!

  • Kim

    19 February 2020 at 9:52 pm

    This looks delicious! 😍

  • ecbcmanchester

    20 February 2020 at 9:58 am

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious I am going to have to try this recipe!! Thank you for sharing! Emma x

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      20 February 2020 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you!

  • Enn

    20 February 2020 at 5:05 pm

    OH MY GOSH THIS LOOKS DIVINE!! I will definitely be trying this recipe!!!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      20 February 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

  • nortoncharity

    20 February 2020 at 11:33 pm

    This cheesecake looks absolutely delicious! I wanna make it now!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      22 February 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you!!! Yessss do it!

  • gemmaajaynee

    22 February 2020 at 5:18 pm

    This looks amazing! I have been trying to get more into baking and this looks so great 😍 I definitely wanna give this an attempt at some point xx

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      23 February 2020 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you! Also yessssss! Do it!

  • itselliekblog

    22 February 2020 at 5:35 pm

    my sister loves millionaire’s shortbread, so I know she’d love this just as much. Looks so tasty!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      23 February 2020 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you! I tried to make it as close to the original as possible I am sure your sister would love it!

  • Holly

    23 February 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This looks heavenly!!!!!! Please send some my way!

    Holly x
    http://www.adailydoseofholly.com

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      23 February 2020 at 10:32 pm

      If I could mail it to you I would!

  • Chelsea Denisse

    24 February 2020 at 11:10 pm

    What a great recipe!! Makes me want to try my hand at cooking for once. It looks delicious.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      25 February 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely give it a try!

  • Hannah Louise Blog

    25 February 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Oh my god this looks amazing, all of a sudden very hungry!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      25 February 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you! Sorry for making you hungry haha

  • carljones

    25 February 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Looks amazing but no way did it last 2 to 3 days…🙄 😂

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      25 February 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Nope, not in my house at least maybe it might last longer in yours? haha

      1. carljones

        25 February 2020 at 9:26 pm

        Nope maybe just the one sitting…

  • thisscribblermum

    25 February 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Wow! This looks so good! Both my favourites chocolate and cheesecake. 😊

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      26 February 2020 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you! Possibly two of my favourite things too!

  • itsjustjessie12

    27 February 2020 at 9:52 am

    This looks incredible, I have such a sweet tooth and cheesecake and shortbread, a man I’m in heaven

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      2 March 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you!

  • fourfoxsakeblog

    4 March 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m supposed to be eating healthily but I am SO making this at the weekend! It is right up my street. The only thing that could possibly top this would be a tablet cheesecake. Could you imagine how amazing that would be? Shame we can’t get tablet down here in the Deep South of England 🙁

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      6 March 2020 at 2:13 pm

      You can have a treat! Oooh a tablet cheesecake sounds incredible! I will add this to my list of recipes and will try and post it after Easter!

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  • sandraans

    6 March 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Cheesecake without baking? THAT SOUNDS AMAZING! After I moved to my new flat, I understand that I am having so small a kitchen that there isn’t any place for the oven. It makes me very often sad because I can’t make so many recepts…. like lasagna and cheesecakes. But your recipe is the answer to my question! Thank you for sharing it! ♥

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 March 2020 at 10:03 pm

      No problem! I have a few different flavours of cheesecake coming in the next few weeks but this recipe can be adapted to so many flavours. You can make the cheesecake chooclate flavoured by adding 200g of melted chocolate.

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  • In Asian Spaces

    20 March 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Ahh this looks delicious!!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      21 March 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you!

  • serialjetsetter

    30 April 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve never quite mastered the art of baking. I’m too experimental and throw things in and then it ends in disaster. I like the idea of a no bake cheesecake. Maybe I this i could manage!

    https://serialjetsetter.com/

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      1 May 2020 at 10:18 pm

      I try and make my recipes as versatile as possible as long as you follow the amounts you could really through any flavours you wanted in!

  • aimsysantics

    10 May 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Oh, Millionaire’s shortbread is amazing and then you go and add in the cheesecake element! I definitely have to give this recipe a try, it just looks delicious and it’s no-bake!
    Also really liked your video for this, you should definitely do more for your recipes. You have a new subscriber here!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you so much! I am planning to do a lot more videos in the future, maybe in a different style too! It is the perfect dessert you should definitely give it a try!

  • sreidy17gmailcom

    10 May 2020 at 3:55 pm

    This looks delicious! I love millionaire’s shortbread!

  • lucyliveshere

    10 May 2020 at 6:48 pm

    This looks all kinds of amazing! 😍😍😍

  • adamjnew85

    10 May 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Oh wow this looks good, and might even be within my capabilities 😊

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 9:58 pm

      Of course you would be able to do it! I hope you enjoy when you do!

  • S. K. Nijjar

    11 May 2020 at 1:51 am

    Omg! This looks so amazing. I love cheesecake! Thanks for sharing, will definitely try this out.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you!

  • Cristina Rosano

    9 April 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I might have said it so many times, but everything involving millionaire shortbreads is a huge yes to me! This look absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you! x

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