Tia Maria cheesecake

Tia Maria cheesecake

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 35 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 16

Perfect for a special occasion, this American style dessert really has the wow-factor

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
410
protein
7g
carbs
32g
fat
29g
saturates
17g
fibre
1g
sugar
24g
salt
0.89g

Ingredients

For the biscuit crust

  • 85g hot melted butter, plus extra butter for greasing
  • 14 plain chocolate digestive biscuits, finely crushed

For the cheesecake

  • 3 x 300g packs full-fat Philadelphia cheese
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Tia Maria
  • 3 large eggs
  • 285ml carton soured cream

For the topping

  • 142ml carton soured cream
  • 2 tbsp Tia Maria
  • cocoa, for dusting
  • 8 Ferrero Rocher chocolates, unwrapped

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the base of a 25cm springform tin with baking parchment. Blend butter and biscuit crumbs. Press onto the base of the tin, bake for 10 mins, then cool.
  2. Increase the oven temperature to 240C/fan 200C/gas 9. Beat the cheese and sugar with an electric whisk until smooth, then whisk in the flour, vanilla, 2 tbsp Tia Maria, eggs and 285ml soured cream.
  3. Grease sides of the cake tin with butter. Pour in the mixture and smooth. Bake for 10 mins, then turn oven down to 110C/fan 90C/ gas ¼ for 25 mins. Turn off the oven, then open the door and leave to cool inside the oven for 2 hrs. Don’t worry if it cracks a little.
  4. Mix 142ml soured cream and Tia Maria, then smooth on top of the cheesecake. Chill.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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susanh5708's picture

Well impressed!!!! Hadn't made a cheese cake before, but the results were fantastic. Going to my grand-daughters Birthday party this weekend. Will be taking one with me.
Will try it with Baileys

samitchell's picture
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Absolute winner.. lovely

jjcale's picture
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wow i made this for friends last night it looked great and most wanted seconds. will definitely be making this again.

jaynepowney's picture

I tried this cheesecake and stuck to the suggested recipe, it was gorgeous. I tried it again, using 1.5 of the suggested biscuit base, together with the appropriate amount of butter. I love the biscuit crust on a cheesecake and thought I'd try it. The result was that I had a much firmer cheesecake, as the biscuit crust seemed to absorb all the moisture in the cheesecake. It was still really gorgeous but I think that next time, I'll stick to the original recipe. This cheesecake is better than shop bought, the two versions that is!!!

di21380's picture
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Made this last week and it was fantastic
Used Baileys a lot more than the receipe states
Ended up taking it into work and everyone loved it. In fact three of the girls asked for the receipe
Will be making again but not too often due to the calories!!!!!!!!

Bentleybird's picture

Has any one tried halving this recipe? what size tin and cooking time did you use?

frania65's picture
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Tastes great! I added some more Tia Maria and it was lovely. I haven't bake the base at all and it was fine. I've also mixed all the ingrediens in a food processor instead of whisking it and it came out just perfect. Will definately make it again.

wildflower196's picture

made this with baileys and its unreal- be careful not to leave it in oven too long or it becomes a bit stodgy. i made it twice and was beautiful both times. place tin of water in bottom of oven to stop top from cracking, turn off oven and open door- leave in oven intil its cold- overnight if possible

hannah89's picture
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I was not too impressed....the new york one on here is a thousand times better.

The cocoa on the top was horrible....wouldn't of been too bad without the topping.

melanietaylor's picture
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I make this every Christmas and it always goes down a storm! The only change i've made is to buy some Thorntons Cappucino chocolates instead of Ferrero Rocher. After reading the comments above i will try Baileys this year with Baileys chocolates - yum! Can't wait!!

faye500's picture
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so gorgeous but i would recommend adding more biscuits for a thicker biscuit base. I also swapped the tia maria for Baileys and it was amazing!!!!

adamjt8's picture

Made this for a dinner party last nite and was a huge success. My sister is law said "I'm not a pudding person, but I am now!" and my neice asked whether it was a Tesco Finest Pud!! I would add some more Tia Maria into the basic recipe though, although saying that it was fab without it! Give it a go you won't be disappointed! xxx

laurenflincoln's picture
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Didn't have quite enough cream cheese when I made this so I added an extra egg and doubled the flour. Also doubled the Tia Maria and it still came out beautifully! I had to cook it an extra 10 mins and let it chill for longer to get a good set, but was really delicious and not as rich as if I'd used the full 900g. Made a topping of sour cream, melted chocolate and Tia Maria instead of the suggested one and the chocolate set to a good spreadable consitancy. Lovely!

blinded05's picture
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Made this for our anniversary and it was a hit! Absolutely delicious. I used Baileys instead of Tia Maria. Didn't dust cocoa powder, but drizzled melted dark chocolate instead---yum!! The rest of the cake was devoured the next day. Will definitely become a staple for our special occasions.

xeyetee's picture
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Awesome. Dead easy to prepare. Everyone loved it. A firm favourite.

foodiefanatic's picture

I have made this cheesecake before and it went down a treat! So, I made this last week once again as my husbands office was holding a MacMillan nurses day and everyone was invited to make a cake so that they could raise money for this very good cause. Unfortunately I was word blind and only turned the oven down to 190c instead of 90c! Luckily enough it did not burn and tuned out o.k. I would make this cheesecake again and again, it is very easy and looks so professional but the next time I will not forget to turn the temperature down.

andy_pere09's picture

Please let me know a good substitute for soured cream. Thanks

spelac's picture
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Delicious, everybody loved it! Best cheesecake ever!!

caledoniangirl's picture
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Have made this cheesecake a few times now and every time its a hit. Def and extra Tia Maria(or Baileys) to improve the flavour. Easy to make but so hard to resist!

weeny123's picture
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Gorgeous - although I didn't bother with the topping - just dusted it with icing sugar. I have also made a lemon version by substituting the Tia Maria for lemon juice and putting in some lemon zest. It freezes really well - I cut it into slices first and then can take out a couple of slices at a time.

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