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Milk chocolate digestive biscuit base, Cadbury’s Heroes chocolate cheesecake filling, and all the Cadbury’s Heroes goodness on top!

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Cadburys Heroes cheesecake

It’s the week before Christmas, and I know what you’re craving… another cheesecake! But honestly, this beauty is a winner as it’s a CADBURY’S HEROES CHEESECAKE! I know, I know, I have excelled myself this time and used a classic treat that’s found in so many homes this Christmas. I, myself, am blown away because Heroes are one of the best things about Christmas?! That, and being together with your family and friends.

Christmas campaign

This Christmas, Costcutter has launched the campaign ‘bringing Christmas together’, and I am up for that. One of the best things about Christmas is spending time with people you love, and having a lovely time. Whether it’s the perfect Christmas dinner, the perfect wine, or the perfect dessert, in this case, they are here to help. Honestly, they have all the bits you need for anything last minute, for all things cheesecake and more. 


They set me a challenge of creating something with Philadelphia, Mcvities and Heroes, so I decided to create a cheesecake that involved all of these favourite cheesecake bits, that you can all buy in Costcutter stores! The classic part of my cheesecakes, Philadelphia cream cheese was already a winner as I use it ALL of the time! Then the Mcvities chocolate digestives and Cadbury’s Heroes brought to life this insane cheesecake. Along with some other staple ingredients, this beauty is SO YUMMY I can’t cope.


I thought that as most of my other cheesecake recipes have a plain digestive base, I would make this a milk chocolate digestive base, as I have so many requests for this all of the time! Because the biscuits have the chocolate coating, you reduce the butter in the base to 100g. The melted butter effectively melts the chocolate, so it helps to set. If you still use the 150g, you would have a bit of a sticky mess on your hands!


For the filling, I used 3x the 180g tubs of Philadelphia full-fat cream cheese. These are the perfect size for it, as you need 525g roughly, and these pots bring you up to 540g, so it’s pretty darn close! The rest of the filling ingredients you can also find in Costcutter stores – the milk and dark chocolates for the filling, the icing sugar, the double cream and of course… The Cadbury’s Heroes!

For the filling, you can easily use just dark chocolate or just milk chocolate, but I personally adore the mix of the two. The dark chocolate is better at setting a cheesecake, but you get some extra sweetness from the milk chocolate. I haven’t tried this cheesecake with a white chocolate filling yet, but I stand by my mix of milk and dark. 


For the decoration of this beauty, I decided to do things a little differently, and do a ganache style ‘drip’ cheesecake, with plenty of Cadbury’s Heroes on top. Of course, with a sprinkling of some cute festive sprinkles. For the filling, I left out the eclairs, as they’d be too solid to cut, but used everything else on the inside. The eclairs went on top, with even more Heroes!

This cheesecake is the ideal dessert to have found the Christmas dinner table if you are a fan of chocolate. If you aren’t, there are plenty of other cheesecakes you can make if you still want something delicious! Make sure to check out what Costcutter has on offer this Christmas for all your festive needs, and have a wonderfully lovely Christmas with all your friends and family! Enjoy! x

Cadbury's Heroes Chocolate Cheesecake

Milk chocolate digestive biscuit base, Cadbury's Heroes chocolate cheesecake filling, and all the Cadbury's Heroes goodness on top!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Cheesecake
Keyword: Chocolate, Christmas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Decorating Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 15 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Cheesecake Base

  • 300 g milk chocolate digestives
  • 100 g unsalted butter

Cheesecake Filling

  • 125 g milk chocolate
  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 525 g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 300 ml double cream
  • Cadbury's Heroes (optional)


  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 ml double cream
  • Cadbury's Heroes


For the Base!

  • Blitz your biscuits to a fine crumb using a food processor, or a bowl with the end of a rolling pin.
  • Melt your butter to liquid, and then mix in with the biscuits. 
  • Press into the bottom of an 8"/20cm deep springform tin. 
  • Chill the base for 20 minutes. 

For the Filling!

  • Melt the two chocolates together until smooth. 
  • Whip together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. 
  • Add in the melted chocolate and whip until combined. 
  • Add in the double cream, and whisk until thick!
  • Mix with the spatula to make sure its all smooth and combined, and then add in some chopped Heroes and stir through. 
  • Spread onto the biscuit base, and leave to set in the fridge for 5-6 hours, or preferably overnight!

For the Decoration!

  • Melt together the dark chocolate and double cream in short bursts in the microwave. Stir until smooth!
  • Spread and drip the ganache over the top and sides of the cheesecake, and add on some Cadbury's Heroes!
  • Sprinkle on your favourite sprinkles, and enjoy!


  • This cheesecake will last for 3 days in the fridge!
  • I used a good handful of chocolates in the filling (excluding the eclairs), and a good handful on top (including the eclairs!)
  • You can make the cheesecake in advance and freeze before decoration, just make sure to set it fully first before freezing. 
  • You can find the delicious ingredients in all Costcutter stores this Christmas!
  • This post was sponsored by Costcutter stores

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  1. Amy on April 7, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Jane what would the measurements be for using milk chocolate in ganache?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 9, 2021 at 11:44 am

      Hello! You could use 150g of chocolate and 75ml of cream xx

  2. Urs on September 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing, I blitzed the eclairs into the biscuit base instead of leaving them whole as a decoration, as I am usually the only one that eats the eclairs anyway. The wee hero chunks in the middle were so nice. Would make again x

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Awh yay! So glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Sophie on April 3, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Jane,
    How long do you recommend beating the cheesecake mixture for? As I whipped mine for a couple of minutes but it still didn’t set enough.
    I was using a KitchenAid to mix the cream cheese and everything together but it still didn’t set.

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 3, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      It might just be that you didn’t quite whip enough, or the chocolate was a smidge too hot so melted the mixture ever so slightly? If in doubt, you can put it in the freezer for an hour before serving to help firm it up. Practice makes perfect with no bake cheesecakes however on how far to take the whipping!

  4. Jenny on December 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    5 stars
    This is great as we got 4 tubs of Heroes for Christmas!

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