Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday and a Peanut Butter Toblerone Cheesecake

Happy new year everyone, hope you all had a good one. Lots of reasons to celebrate today... it's the new year and it's my blog's 2nd birthday!  I can't believe my blog is 2 years old!! What a year it's been too. I just realised I didn't really celebrate the first birthday of my blog which was an important milestone (sorry blog!) so I definitely had to make something special this year. I planned a special cake and bought a special mould but what happens? My oven dies :(  I can't believe it! I know I've been moaning quite a bit on twitter about my dead oven but it's like a part of me has died. However, oven or no oven, I was determined to make something spectacular for my blog's birthday. When life throws you a curveball you 'keep calm and bake cakes' ... well make a cake in this case :) 

So I present to you a peanut butter toblerone cheesecake. It has my favourite ingredients and tastes absolutely divine!! It is rich and creamy and heart-stoppingly good. So good that my friend Kate came over immediately in her pyjamas at 10pm on a sunday night to try some and her verdict "wow!!! What a treat - love the hidden chunks of toblerone!" 

Thank you everyone who has visited and/or commented on my blog this past year. It has been a really good year and I look forward to even more exciting baking/blogging in 2012 (see baking/blogging resolutions here). Do help yourself to a slice of cake - there's plenty to go round :) 

 oreo cookie base 

 add filling on top and chill in the fridge 

 top with Peanut Butter M&Ms - my favourite :) 


Recipe adapted from Kraft

For the crust
2 x 154g packs of Oreo cookies (I wanted a thicker base) 
75g butter, melted

For the filling
500g cream cheese
250g smooth peanut butter
200g caster sugar
250ml double cream
100g toblerone, chopped 

  • First make the crust by blitzing the oreo cookies in a food processor and adding the melted butter to it. 
  • Press onto the  bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and put in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to set. 
  • Pour the double cream into an electric mixer (or use a hnd mixer) and beat until it stiffens. 
  • Scoop out the cream and place the cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar into the bowl. Beat until well incorporated. 
  • Add the cream back to the mixture and continue mixing briefly.
  • Finally stir in the chopped toblerone pieces.
  • Pour the filling on top of the crust and smooth the top with a spatula. 
  • Decorate with peanut butter m&m's.
  • Chill for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight. 


  1. Happy 2nd Birthday! This looks like a great cheesecake!

  2. Happy birthday blog! I hope time has flown by and it sounds as if you have had lots of fun. Hope the oven is fixed soon but your cheesecake is truly birthday worthy and that's obviously what you were supposed to make . Keep calm and bake.

  3. Happy 2nd Birthday! Your peanut butter cheese cake looks awesome! I have never done many recipe with peanut butter but your recipe sounds great. Makes me wanna rush to the store & get all the ingredients & do it. I'm sure my boys will love it . By the way they send their regards to you. They wanted me to let you know that your recipes rocks! :)

  4. Happy 2nd Birthday blog! haha, I laughed out loud when you apologised to your blog for missing it 1st time round! So sorry to hear about your oven, really hope it gets sorted soon but I'm secretly glad it did break because if it didn't we might never have seen this amazing dessert!!! Oreo crust, peanut butter filling, toblerone and peanut m&m's? Hello! This is far too decadent and delicious to be posting on the 2nd January! especially for all those whose new years resolution it is to eat healthier!! haha...but luckily I'm not one of those people so keep posting treats like this! I am definitely adding this to my to bake list!!

  5. Happy 2nd Birthday blog!
    Here's to another fab year of blogging and yummy treats. :D

  6. Absolutely delicious cheesecake!! Happy birthday to your blog and happy new year to you :)

  7. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear BLOG, Happy Birthday to you :)

    Even though I haven't known about your blog for very long! I'm SO SO SO happy for you! 2 years is a long and you've done so well with the mention in the magazine and winning the Jamie Oliver book ~

    I can't wait to see the baking adventures your blog will take us on this year and PLEASE save me some cheesecake my mouth is watering so badly!!!

  8. happy 2nd birthday to your blog! I've really enjoyed reading it over the part year. Hope you continue to wow us with more tasty bakes! Very sorry to hear about your oven though.

  9. Happy 2nd Birthday!! My hubby just fixed my oven - it was the starter. He switched it with the broiler starter and now it works just fine. Granted I can't broil anything, but he saved us money from having a repairman come out and we just need to replace the broiler starter. Good luck!

  10. Happy Second Blog Birthday!! Many happy return and what a cake to celebrate with! Looking forward to reading loads more delicious recipes this year!

  11. Happy birthday blog, amazing powers that cheesecake must have to draw out your friend in her jammies!

  12. How upsetting about your oven - I live in fear of mine dying. Like you I would be bereft. Very much hope it gets sorted soon.

    Mind you, you might not have come up with this glorious cheesecake if your oven had been working and it sounds utterly divine. Yes please, I will have a slice.

    Happy blogiversary. Two years is quite a milestone. You have a great blog and I look forward to seeing what's going to be on it this year.

    Also wishing you a very happy and successful 2012.

  13. Happy 2nd birthday to your blog! Your cheesecake looks wonderful.
    Sorry to hear about your oven.

  14. MissCakeBaker - thanks! the cheesecake was amazing :)

    Cakeboule - thanks! I will know of the oven fate on wed, still a long wait :(

    Lostinausten - thanks and thank you to your boys! I'm so glad my recipes rock :) *blush* I'm sure they will love this cheesecake and its so easy to make.

    Cupcake Crazy Gem - thanks! I think this was the silver lining. All things happen for a reason, right? :) I did put a health warning initially but then took it off as I thought it might offend! Glad you like this decadent cheesecake, its definitely not on any diet list! :)

    Live a Little Bakery - thanks :)

    Hazel - thanks and happy new year to you too :)

    Daisy - thanks for the lovely brithday song :) sending some cheesecake over now...

    Jo - thanks, do come back and see what else I have this year (I dont know yet!) fingers crossed about the oven.

    Lynne - thanks. i hope its a simple problem that wont cost the earth either. will keep you all updated.

    Kate - thanks, I hope I can come up with lots of delicious recipes! I have a few in mind once the oven is back in action.

    Janice - thanks! I sent my friend a pic and she rushed over. I did offer to drop it round the next day at a decent time but she couldnt wait! I think it's almost all gone now!

    Choclette - I was inconsolable when my oven died :( but yes silver lining and all that. thank you for your kind words! I hope I can keep up the blog this year, I do have a lot of things I want to bake and new things to try.

    Wordsofdeliciousness - thanks, it really was a wonderful cheesecake.

  15. Happy Second Blog Birthday and a Happy New Year of course!

    Hope you can get back to baking soon!

  16. I've been looking for a different cheesecake to make, maybe this one is it! LOL

  17. Happy 2nd birthday! What a delicious way to celebrate and I hope there are many, many more birthdays to come! :D

  18. WOOOOOOOOOOW, LOVE IT.. What a Delish, Thanks for sharing & Happy New Year :) I am soo happy to follow your blog :D

  19. Happy 2nd blog birthday! So pleased to have found your blog!! Really enjoying reading! Happy new year too! I look forward to reading more about your baking!

  20. Happy second birthday! This cheesecake looks to die for...peanut butter M&Ms are my absolute favourite. I always thought you could only get them in the US - are they available in the UK too? Yum, yum, yum, this post has me drooling over my desk right now :-)

  21. Happy 2nd blog-birthday to you ;0)
    And, if I may say, such a lovely recipe to celebrate it with too ... Santa managed to fit the HUGEST white chocolate toblerone on his sleigh for me this year so I will be bookmarking this for sure ;0)

  22. Happy Birthday! This looks delicious, and I love that it doesn't require an oven.

  23. Happy 2nd birthday blog!! 2 years is a long time! Quick thinking on the cheesecake too! :-)

  24. Happy second blogiversary! What an ideal post to celebrate. I love no-bake cheesecakes... they're one of my favourite desserts! :)

  25. Happy second birthday!! I can't believe it's possible to moan too much about a broken oven, I'd be lost and definitely very moany! GG

  26. Kelly@Kell's Kitchen - Thanks, I hope so too!

    Judy - Do try it :)

    Lorraine - thanks! :)

    Loly - thanks so glad you like it. Happy New year to you too :)

    princeproductions - thanks, hope you will find my blog interesting and happy new year to you too :)

    thelittleloaf - thanks. I love peanut butter m&ms - you can buy them in cybercandy and certain shops that import stuff from USA but its not cheap!

    Chele - thank you. ooh I'm sure it'll be great with your white toblerone :)

    Cookie sleuth - thanks, yes good thing no oven required :)

    laura - thanks, couldnt let me blog down... again ;D

    Charles - thanks! I am loving them too :)

    GG - thanks. I have certainly felt VERY lost, upset and moany!

  27. This cake must be heavenly! Toblerone is my favorite chocolate. Wow!!!

  28. Asmita - thanks, I love toblerone too. I hope you give this a try :)

  29. Happy 2nd blog-nniversary! This cheesecake is excellent for this excellent! I wish you lots fun in baking and blogging!

  30. Happy bloggy birthdaaaaay! After reading the words 'hidden chunks of toblerone' I didn't think this could get any better, but then I saw the Oreo base!! This is going straight to my 'to bake' list. Hope your oven gets better soon!

  31. Kim - thanks. I promise you won't regret trying this recipe :) and my oven is working again - yay! :)

  32. Oh my goodness this looks amazing. I found this link via and I so wish I hadn't ;-) Off to the shop now to buy what I need... I think I can say tonight is someones birthday somewhere and have one of these.

    1. I hope you enjoyed it - it's an amazing dessert.


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