Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake

Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake

Serves 10-12
Prep time 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Total time 6 hours, 40 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Christmas
Delicious cashew and chocolate cheesecake. Very easy, very rich and yummy.


  • Extra butter for greasing

For the base

  • 50g Roasted and salted cashews
  • 100g Dark chocolate chips
  • 200g Arnott's shredded wheatmeal biscuits
  • 50g Unsalted Butter

For the filling

  • 500g Light cream cheese
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 125ml Light sour cream
  • 250g Cashew paste/butter (Melrose or Ceres)

For the topping

  • 250ml Light sour cream
  • 100g Milk chocolate chips
  • 30g Soft brown sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 170 C. Grease the sides and base of a 23cm springform tin.
To make the base, place the biscuits, cashews, dark chocolate chips and butter in a food processor. Process until the mixture comes together as a clump.
Pour the base mixture into the prepared tin and press into the base and up the sides using your fingers. Place the tin in the fridge to chill while you make the filling.
Making Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake
To make the filling, place the cream cheese, egg, egg yolks, sugar, sour cream and cashew butter into the food processor. Process until you get a smooth mixture. Pour the filling into the base.
Making Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake
Cook for 1 hour, checking after 50 minutes. The top should feel dry and set. Once cooked, remove the cheesecake from the oven and let stand while you make the topping.
Making Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake
To make the topping, place the sour cream, brown sugar and chocolate chips into a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk the mixture to blend in the melting chocolate. Once the mixture is well combined and all the chocolate has melted, take it off the heat.
Making Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake
Carefully pour and spread the topping over the cheese cake. Put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Making Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in its tin (about 3 hours). Once cooled, cover it and put it in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.
Making Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake
Remove from the springform tin and serve.
Chocolate Cashew Butter Cheesecake


Amines, Low Salicylates, Low Glutamates.

Recipe notes:

  • All ingredients should be at room temperature before starting.
  • The cheese cake can be made up to 2 days in advanced and stored in the fridge, covered in glad wrap.  Keep the cheesecake in the tin, to preserve its shape.
  • Can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To freeze, keep the cheesecake in its tin and wrap in 2 layers of glad wrap, then a layer of tin foil.  Defrost overnight in the fridge.  Freeze for up to a month.


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