Extreme Chocolate Daim Cheesecake


+ + December 7, 2016

Katy’s birthday was in November so I asked her which cake she wanted. She requested a Daim bar cheesecake… but I’m not sure she realized what she was getting herself into! I admit, I went a bit overboard with this. There is a LOT of chocolate. It’s beyond decadent, but definitely delicious.

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Ingredients

Base:
Gluten free brownie mix

Filling:
500g full fat soft cheese
100g icing sugar
300ml double cream
12 Daim bars broken into bits
150g milk chocolate
150g dark chocolate

Decoration:
Extra Daim bars and chocolate sprinkles!
Salted caramel sauce

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So the first thing that happened when making this was that I spent most of a Sunday afternoon eating a roast and didn’t realize that Tesco closed at 4. So most of these ingredients were collected from various small grocery stores or off-licenses.

One thing I could not find were gluten free biscuits, so instead I picked up a gluten free brownie mix. I whipped it up, then put it into the bottom of a springform cake tin – about a centimetre thick. I popped it into the oven to bake, and voilà! A base!

Next I melted the two chocolates (milk and dark) in a small glass bowl over boiling water.

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While my chocolates were melting, I mixed the cream cheese and icing sugar with an electric mixer. Once they were combined, I added the double cream and kept mixing – the mixture gets quite solid.

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With my chocolate melted, I added it a little bit at a time, always mixing with my electric mixer. The mix will be a bit mousse-like, but also REALLY solid. I shouldn’t move from its shape. If yours isn’t solid, keep mixing on a low speed until it is!

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Take your Daim bar pieces and fold them into the mixture.

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Then scoop all of the mixture into the springform tin!

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I decided to put most of my decorations on top right away so that they would sort of bond with the cheesecake while it set in the fridge overnight. I piled on the assorted chocolate sprinkles, which also had milk and white chocolate chips in them! And of course I added more Daim bar.

I left the cheesecake to set in the fridge overnight, and the next day it was still very solid and could be easily removed from the springform pan.

Katy is also a salted caramel fiend, so I finished off each slice with some warm caramel sauce… as if this wasn’t sweet enough!

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This cake was so delicious, even though it was massive and I mainly had to eat it alone since Katy left for her trip to America when we were still only half way through. Even though I swore I’d had enough of this for at least the next year, seeing the photos now make me wish I still had some.

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Definitely only for real chocolate fiends, and I highly recommend only making this if you have more than two people willing to eat it!

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  • Mmmmm this sounds so good. Whenever I go to Ikea I get the Daim cake. It is the BEST.

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    Wow, lots of calories !

    • Why are all of your comments about the nutritional value of my posts?