Oh hi guys, welcome back to another blog post. This week it is for this delicious Tablet Cheesecake. A buttery biscuit base, Vanilla Cheesecake with chunks of tablet, decorated with double cream and more tablet.

What is Tablet?

Tablet is a sugary sweet from Scotland. It is made using sugar, condensed milk and butter and it is normally flavoured with vanilla. Tablet is different from fudge it is more brittle and grainy whereas fudge is a lot softer.

If you don’t live in Scotland and tablet isn’t ready available in the supermarket then you can get some from Amazon. I would highly recommend trying it, if you never have. Even if you don’t want to make the cheesecake it is still utterly delicious!

What Equipment Will I Need?

I use an 8” Spring Form Tin to make my cheesecakes. If you don’t have one don’t worry you can use any cake tin you have even a loose based one. If your cake tin is bigger or smaller then you may find that the cheesecake is thinner than mine or thicker. If you end up with too much mixture you could split it into individual pots.

To pipe the decoration on the cake I also use a Wilton 1M Piping Tip. All decoration is optional so you could use another piping tip or not use one at all and decorate it in another way. It is completely up to you.

Quick Run Through

For the base of the cheesecake I used a mix of Golden Oreos and Hobnobs. It is completely up to you what you use whether it be a completely dry biscuit like a digestive or a more oaty one like a Hobnob. I crush the biscuits to a fine crumb so they almost look like sand. I then add the melted butter and golden syrup and add it to the cake tin.

To make the cheesecake I used soft cheese, double cream and Icing Sugar. I also used Dr Oetker Vanilla Extract and tablet, I didn’t make my own tablet I used Lees. I start by mixing the soft cheese and icing sugar together for a few minutes.

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Then I add the Double Cream and Vanilla. I mix until it is thick and can hold its shape. The best way to test this is by turning the bowl upside down like you would for meringue and if the mixture doesn’t fall out then it is ready. Once you get to this stage you can then add in the chunks of tablet. I used a spatula to fold them in and then put the mixture into my cake tin.

I leave the cheesecake to set overnight but for a minimum of 8 hours. Once it has set take it out of the tin and you can decorate. All decorations are optional. I piped double cream creating a double boulder and then piped some swirls on top. I finished it off with some more chunks of tablet.

What Ingredients Do I Use?

I use mostly supermarket own brands. I used Golden Oreos, McVities Hobnobs and Lyle’s Golden Syrup for the base. For the cheesecake I used Dr Oetkers Vanilla Extract, Lee’s Tablet and Silver Spoon Icing Sugar. Baking can be expensive and especially just now you may be finding it hard to get your hands on ingredients so it doesn’t need to be branded as long as you have the ingredients.

If you don’t live in the UK then some of these products may be slightly different for example in the US I think Icing Sugar is known as Confectioner’s Sugar and Double Cream is called Heavy Cream.

Alternatives

To make the biscuit base you can use any biscuits you want. If you would prefer to use all Golden Oreos or a biscuit with chocolate or a filling then you will need to reduce the butter to 60g and use 1tbsp of Golden Syrup. You could alternatively use any plain biscuit you wanted like a digestive.

You also don’t need to make this tablet at all you could use any of your favourite chocolate or sweets.

No-Bake Tablet Cheesecake

Sarah Mark
Buttery Biscuit Base, Tablet Cheesecake decorated with Double Cream and more Tablet.
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

For the Base

  • 100g Hobnobs
  • 100g Golden Oreos
  • 70g Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup

For the Cheesecake

  • 300 g Tablet
  • 400 g Soft Cheese
  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Decoration

  • 120 g Tablet (optional)
  • 250 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar (optional)

Instructions
 

To Make the Base

  • Put the butter and golden syrup in a heat proof bowl and melt in the microwave. I melt in 20 second bursts and stir in between to ensure the butter has completely melted. Leave to one side.
  • In a food processor blitz your biscuits to a crumb. Add the butter and pulse for 20-30 seconds until the butter is incorporated and the biscuits now resemble wet sand.
  • Pour the mixture into your cake tin and press down with the back of a spoon, until the entire base is covered by the biscuit and it nice and level.
  • Leave to one side.

To Make the Cheesecake

  • Cut your tablet up roughly into 1cm x 1cm squares and leave to one side.
  • In a bowl mix together the soft cheese and icing sugar, until it is nice and thick.
  • Pour in the remaining double cream and vanilla, while mixing on a slow speed. The mixture should be thick and holds its shape. To test it hold the bowl upside down, if it doesn't fall out its ready.
  • Finally, fold through your chunks of Tablet.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin and smooth. Put the mixture in the fridge for overnight (or at least 8 hours).

To Decorate

  • Cut your Tablet into chunks and leave to one side.
  • Remove the cheesecake from your cake tin.
  • Whip the double cream until it is thick. If you would like to sweeten the cream add a tablespoon of icing sugar.
  • Pipe the mixture onto the top of the cheesecake and decorate using the left over Tablet.

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25 Comments

  • Lucy

    20 May 2020 at 10:15 am

    What a fab recipe! I’m from Scotland too and I LOVE tablet. I have been thinking of making a cheesecake for ages as they’re my fave – will definitely be trying this one. I’ve never thought about using different types of biscuits for the base, what a fab tip. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 May 2020 at 3:39 pm

      Cheesecakes are my fave too! It is such a great cheesecake the Tablet does make it quite sweet! You can use any of your favourite biscuits for the base to make it even more delicious!

  • Amy

    20 May 2020 at 1:34 pm

    4 stars
    Oh my gosh I am in love with this. Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts and the idea of using tablet is something I’ve not seen before! This looks so yummy!

  • Adam

    20 May 2020 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve never heard of tablet before, might have to get some to give it a try.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 May 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Tablet is a staple food in Scotland. It is similar to fudge but harder and more crumbly. You should definitely give it a try!

  • aspoonfulofvanilla

    20 May 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you! No-bake recipes are brilliant in their own way and there are a lot less things that can go wrong!

  • Kim

    20 May 2020 at 6:44 pm

    5 stars
    This cheesecake looks delicious! 💗 I’ve never heard of Tablet before but I’ll have to give it a try.

  • Jaya Avendel

    20 May 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Loving the new blog look!
    And tablet sounds delicious, since I always like my fudge a little on the harder side. In this cheesecake, it must take the cake. 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 May 2020 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you! It is similar to fudge but harder I am sure you would enjoy it!

  • Baby Boomer Super Saver

    21 May 2020 at 8:10 am

    What a beautiful cake! I’d never heard of tablet, but it sounds good! I think I’ll plan a trip to Scotland, lol. I would think a nut crust would also be good.

  • Holly

    21 May 2020 at 9:46 am

    5 stars
    That sounds absolutely delicious!! I had tablet a long time ago and really loved it!! I love cheesecake too (although I hated it for years) so I might have to give this a go if I can find some tablet!! 🙂 xx

    Holly | http://www.gollymissholly.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 May 2020 at 10:11 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed it! It is something not a lot of people have tried or know about! I hope you enjoy if you manage to get some!

  • Eric

    21 May 2020 at 12:32 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never heard of a tablet cake! Great recipe and website! Love the photos!

  • lifestyleseason

    21 May 2020 at 12:42 pm

    5 stars
    Wow this looks delicious! I want to try this.

  • Blog of Sunshine

    21 May 2020 at 3:30 pm

    5 stars
    OMG! These look so amazing!

  • Amanda

    21 May 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve never even heard of tablet before but this looks fabulous! And I love cheesecake! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Johnny

    21 May 2020 at 5:19 pm

    5 stars
    I actually thought it was fudge at first when I saw the cheesecake. It’s great to see people play around with ingredients and toppings when it comes to baking!

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

  • Zuri Walker

    22 May 2020 at 1:35 am

    5 stars
    My goodness, this looks amazing! I have never tried tablet before, so I’m going to check more into it soon! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Annelize

    29 May 2020 at 2:22 pm

    In South Africa we also make tablet (even though we call it fudge) with the exact same recipe and I totally love it! Your cheesecake looks so stunning – the piping is gorgeous!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you! Omg I had no idea you had something similar to tablet in South Africa!

  • Claire

    31 May 2020 at 3:16 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! This looks absolutely delicious! You’ve sold me!

    I’ve not made cheesecake for so so long x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2020 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you! Oh no! I hope you enjoy if you do make it!

  • Lewis pettigrew

    8 June 2020 at 10:19 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing tastes great and is so easy to make 5 stars from me

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 June 2020 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you so much!

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