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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake


In New Zealand the 6th February is a public holiday as it is the day that our Treaty was signed between the British and the Maori back in 1840 (Haha, look at my history teacher training coming out!).  This year the 6th of Feb happened to be a Monday which meant a long weekend baby!  Simon and I headed up North to my families beach house in Ruakaka.  The weather was pretty rubbish so there wasn’t much swimming going on.  However, I had a relaxing time reading my book and baking (I made Neenish tarts too, which will be posted up soon).  On the Sunday I felt like making something rich and indulgent.  I decided upon a mint cheesecake.  I didn’t have any recipes with me though (and there’s pretty much zero cell phone coverage and no internet), so I made this one up!  I was pretty impressed with the result too and will be making it again :)


1 cup biscuit crumbs (we use Farmbake Choc Chip Fudge Cookies)
⅓ cup butter, melted

250g cream cheese
⅓ cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon gelatine
2 teaspoons hot water
1 cup cream
¼ teaspoon green food colouring
1 teaspoon peppermint essence
5 – 6 mint slice biscuits, roughly chopped
1 Cadbury mint bubbly chocolate bar, crumbled (optional decoration)

Combine the biscuit crumbs and butter.  Press into the base of a 20cm round spring form tin and then chill.  Whip the cream until it holds its shape, then refrigerate.
Beat the cream cheese, caster sugar, food colouring, peppermint and vanilla essence together until smooth.
Sprinkle the gelatine over the hot water and then stir to dissolve.  Add the gelatine to the cream cheese mixture and beat the mixture again. 
Add the mint slice biscuits and whipped cream, fold the cream through.
Cover the biscuit base with the cream cheese mixture and smooth out the top.  Refrigerate for at least two hours or until set.  Sprinkle the Mint Bubbly chocolate bar over the top to decorate.


Hope all my fellow Kiwi’s had a great long weekend!



  1. Wow, amazing work on the fly! It's making me drool at my desk


    1. I just pinned this, and it has already been repinned over 20 times!

    2. Haha, cool. What is your pintrest link? I use that site too :)

    3. This is me over at Pinterest. I'm a little addicted :P http://pinterest.com/jagiri/

  2. I shld make this for a Whanau mtg. It looks delish! You shld have long weekends more often!

    1. I should have called this Kaitoro Cheesecake!
      We should have long weekends more often - you get lots of lovely quilting done too!

  3. This makes a lovely tasting cheesecake, made it last night for pudd, everyone loved it.

  4. This was fantastic and even the visiting brother drooled...... thank you and keep up the great work, the Worrall-Baders

    1. Wow, you've been busy making cheesecakes! Glad this and the baileys one were a hit :)

  5. Absolutely delicious, the yummiest cheesecake we've had, I also made the ginger crunch which was also delish. Thanks for the great recipes. :)

    1. Aww, I'm so glad you liked it!
      I was bored one day while away on holiday (raining while at the beach) so I made this recipe up :)

    2. Your so clever, its a winner at our place;-)

  6. mmm! I love mint and cheesecake - combined, sounds wicked! Going to make this tonight. I'm contemplating adding some melted dark choc to it so it's more of a chocolate mint but then that saying is in my head... "why fix something that isn't broken". Ohh the dilemna :P

  7. This looks so yummy, do you think I could make this without gelatine or do I really need it? I've made cheesecakes that I out I tithe fridge without gelatine so??.
    P.s love your blog :)