Malteser Cheesecake

Ok so I’m not the first food blogger to make a Maltesers Cheesecake but this one is special I promise! There are no Maltesers in the cheesecake itself, instead there’s rich dark chocolate and a delicious malty hit courtesy of some Malted Milk drink powder (think Horlicks, Ovaltine or as we used Asda own brand instant malt milk drinks powder, just rolls of the tounge doesn’t it?).

You will need an 8″ loose bottom cake tin, well greased with butter.


  • 250ml double cream
  • 600g full fat soft cheese
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 200g instant malt drink powder
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 100g butter melted

To decorate

  • 300ml double cream
  • 97g bag Maltesers*

In a large bowl, bash the biscuits to fine crumbs using the end of a rolling pin. My toddlers going through a charming (and not at all annoying) destructive phase so she fully embraced this…

Add the melted butter and stir until the crumbs are all coated. Press into the base of the cake tin and pop in the fridge to chill while you make the filling.

Melt the chocolate either in a bowl rested above a pan of simmering water or in the microwave using shortbursts of 10 seconds.

Whisk the icing sugar, instant malt drink powder and soft cheese together until creamy (if you have an electric whisk I’d recommend using it)

In a separate bowl, whisk the double cream until thick and fold into the cheese mixture.

Pour in the melted chocolate and mix well untill full combined.

Transfer the cheesecake mixture to the top of the biscuit base and smooth the surface with a spoon.

Pop into the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.

Once set decorate by whisking the double cream until thick and fluffy and piping or spooning along the edge of the cheesecake before topping with the Maltesers.

*Mars corp- where’s the other 3 grams of Maltesers? I miss them! Sort it out!