Tia Maria cheesecake

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 35 mins Plus cooling


Serves 16
Perfect for a special occasion, this American style dessert really has the wow-factor

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal410
  • fat29g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.89g
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    For the biscuit crust

    • 85g hot melted butter, plus extra butter for greasing



      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • 14 plain chocolate digestive biscuit, 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 egg
    • 285ml carton soured cream

    For the topping

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


    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.

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    Comments (109)

    kookgodin28's picture

    A big hit with everyone. It just fitted my 23 cm springform and took a little longer to defrost because of that, but otherwise brilliant. Will definitely be making this one again!

    becky_bamford's picture

    This was one imressive dessert! Everyone was convinced it was shop bought. I had to leave it in a little bit longer than stated as the middle wasnt set but all in all brilliant!!!!!!

    sparky00's picture

    I made this for christmas last year as an alternative to pudding and everyone had seconds even after starters and mains!!

    valgrove's picture

    I've made this about 5 times now and everytime it's a winner. First time I made it I made the mistake of not putting enough philli in (got the pack sizes wrong) and it came out beautiful. A little softer than if you were to use the right amount, but I personally preferred it like that. So even if you go wrong this recipe still turns out a winner! Everyone who comes to dinner always hopes it's Tia Maria Cheesecake on the menu :)

    pambassett's picture

    everyone loved it and could not believe it was not shop bought. a real winner1

    carolwilson's picture

    I did this for a dinner party dessert it looked and tasted so perfect they did not believe me when I said I had made it. Instead of using the chocolates I have uses bite sized pieces of chocolate flake for decoration.

    mikeemma76's picture

    This was my first attempt at baking and it came out fantastic. It was loved by everyone. It's a little rich so watch out!

    clarabell-86's picture

    Ive made this a few times and it works perfectly every time. Its absolutely delicious and so easy to make! The only thing I do differently from the recipe is add more tia maria!

    arleen's picture

    I have made this gorgeous Tia Maria cheesecake twice and both times it come out heavenly. It is an impressive cake and will delight those who you make it for.


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