We all know that cheat days are the best days. Being able to ditch the Green Tea and plain chicken for cheese, bread and of course… dessert. So when my housemate’s birthday was coming up I was excited to take cheat day to a new level with this amazing Kinder Cheesecake. Spolier Alert: everyone loved it! So much so, that my housemate has taken the remains into her bedroom to enjoy it in bed on her birthday – goals.
If you love Kinder as much as me, or you’re looking for some baking inspiration then definitely follow my step-by-step instructions, try this recipe out and let me know how you like it! Enjoy, bakers.
250g of biscuits
3 teaspoons of powdered gelatine
200g of melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons of boiling water
500g of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia specifically used for baking)
85g of caster sugar
375ml of thickened cream
2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste
200g of kinder chocolate
4 kinder buenos
1 kinder egg
1.First things first, take a little bit of extra butter to grease the cake tin. Be sure to grease the sides as well as the bottom as we’ll be pulling the biscuit up there too.
2. Next, put the biscuits in a sandwich bag and using a rolling pin or meat hammer (because you know, not everyone has every piece of kitchen equipment), crush the biscuits to small crumbs. When complete, move the biscuit to a mixing bowl and add the melted butter until fully combined.
3. Press the biscuit mixture into the base and side of the prepared tin and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, mix the gelatine with the boiling water and stir until combined. Be careful with this because although you need to let it cool before you add to the mixture, if you stop stirring it will clump up. So keep stirring regularly while preparing the next step.
5. Next, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Now you need to gradually add in the gelatine mixture – gradually is key here so that it gets evenly distributed across the mixture.
6. In a separate bowl, whip the thickened cream with an electric mixer and slowly fold into the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and gelatine mixture.
7. Meanwhile, melt the kinder chocolate and combine into the mixture. Note: if you think the mixture is a bit too runny, add some more whipped cream. However, these measurements worked perfectly for me.
8. When completely combined, pour the mixture over the biscuit base and level out with a flat spatula. Refrigerate overnight.
9. When the cheesecake has set, it’s time to do the fun part and decorate it. Take the buenos and break up into separate pieces and place around the cake. Next, crush the kinder egg and sprinkle around the edge of the bueno pieces. Finally, if it is a birthday or occasion, write a message with some chocolate letters for a finished look.
Let me know how you like it!