Cheese cake

Speculoos cheesecake

  • serves 16
  • Easy

Check out our indulgent cheesecake recipe with crunchy speculoos biscuits, creamy speculoos biscuit spread, and lightly whipped cream. This impressive dessert will serve up to 16 guests - an easy way to finish your next dinner party

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This Speculoos cheesecake recipe is created by original GBBO winner and expert baker Edd Kimber. Edd Kimber says: “Cheesecake is probably the ultimate prepare-ahead dessert. It needs a long rest in the fridge before serving so it’s best to think ahead for this dish, but the preparation will be well rewarded with a beautiful cheesecake lavishly topped with biscuit spread and tangy whipped cream.”

Ingredients

BASE

  • speculoos biscuits 250g (I use the Lotus brand, widely available in supermarkets)
  • unsalted butter 85g, melted, plus extra for the tin

CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • full-fat soft cheese 840g, room temperature
  • soured cream 150ml, room temperature
  • caster sugar 300g
  • cornflour 3 tbsp
  • eggs 3 large, room temperature
  • vanilla bean paste or extract 1 tsp
  • lemon 1, zested

TOPPING

  • speculoos biscuit spread 3 heaped tbsp, room temperature
  • double cream 400ml
  • vanilla bean paste or extract 1 tsp
  • soured cream 50ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Lightly butter and line the base and sides of a 23cm springform cake tin with  baking paper.

  • Step 2

    To make the base, put the biscuits (keeping aside 2 for decoration) into either a food processor, and whizz, or into a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the biscuits into fine crumbs. Tip the crumbs into a bowl and then pour in the butter, stirring together to evenly mix. Put this mixture into the cake tin and use the base of a glass to compact the crumbs firmly into an even layer, also pressing it slightly up the sides of the tin. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Put aside to cool.

  • Step 3

    To make the cheesecake filling, put all of the ingredients into a large bowl and use electric beaters to mix until smooth. Pour the mixture into the tin and gently level out. Wrap a wide sheet of foil around the base and sides of the tin and put into the oven, sitting it inside a roasting tray. Pour boiling water into the tray so that it comes about halfway up the sides.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1 and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes-1 hour 20 minutes or until set around the sides of the cake but with a gentle wobble in the middle. Turn the oven off but leave  the cheesecake inside for 2 hours to cool down slowly, then remove and cool fully at room temperature. Once cooled, put into the fridge overnight to chill and set completely.

  • Step 5

    When ready to serve, spoon the biscuit spread evenly over the top of the chilled cheesecake.

  • Step 6

    To finish, put the double cream and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to soft peaks. Add the soured cream and fold to combine. Dollop the cream onto the cheesecake and top with the reserved biscuits, crumbled into small pieces.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 516
  • Fat 38.2g
  • Saturates 22.8g
  • Carbs 36.9g
  • Sugars 28.5g
  • Fibre 0.3g
  • Protein 5.9g
  • Salt 0.6g
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