Sunday 5 February 2012

Recipe - Cheatscake

The title of this post is a bit of a play on words, nothing worse than that. ;)

Recently I was asked if I was interested to head up to London to take part in a product launch that Philadelphia was arranging. Sadly, as quite often is the case, the event was during daytime and due to work commitments I was not able to attend.

This time though I was asked if I would be interested in getting a sample on the same day as the launch, something that I was more than happy to receive.

I had absolutely no idea what kind of product it was going to be. I had thoughts of things like Philadelphia already spread on some kind of healthy bread/crackers and so on.

I can quite safely say that Philadelphia mixed with Cadbury was not on the list of things I expected. Once the parcel had arrived and I had opened it I showed it to some people at work. Their reactions were mixed, to say the least. It ranged from awesome to what the hell is that.

It seems to me that Philadelphia have created one of those products that really splits peoples opinions. You either love it or hate it seems to be the verdict.

To be honest, I've never been the biggest chocolate fan in the world so this is probably not really aimed at me.

I was thinking of things to do with it and was thinking along the lines of using it as a spread and so on when Solo came up with the idea of the cheatscake. The easiest way in the world to make a cheesecake. Said and done, we gave it a go and here's the recipe. As you'll notice this is just one of my 'guideline' recipes where you can freestyle it to suit yourself.

Before I head over to the recipe - I'm told by reliable sources that this will be out in good shops here in England (UK?) now in February if you want to try it for yourself.

Ginger Nut Biscuits
Butter, Melted
Philadelphia with Cadbury

Crush the Ginger Nut Biscuits. You can either do it in a food processor or just pop them into a plastic bag and bash them with a rolling pin.

Mix the crushed Ginger Nut Biscuits with the melted butter until well mixed. Line the bottom of ramekins with this mixture, pressing down well.

Spoon over Philadelphia with Cadbury and smooth out the surface to make it look pretty.

Top with some fresh raspberries.



  1. Mike, sounds lovely for those times when you just *must* have a treat in a hurry!

    1. Jean,

      Thanks for the kind words!

      I think you've hit the head on the nail here - it works for the quick fix. If you want the real thing with some better flavours you are probably better off going the full distance.

      But as a quick fix in a hurry , it works well.

      // Mike

  2. So how was it? It feels wrong atleast for me. I like chokolate I like Cadburys Fingers but creme cheese with choklate in it!? Nah and not on a sandwich...i doubt it will find its way to Sweden :-D

    1. Matias,

      Many thanks for taking the time to write a comment.

      To be honest, and that's mostly likely due to me not being a big fan of chocolate to start with, the chocolate was a bit overpowering.

      However - as I said to Jean in the comment above - this works well as a quick fix when you need to turn something out in a hurry. In not too big portions either if you can get a bit overpowered by rich chocolate like me.

      // Mike

  3. Oh dear. I've seen the promo stuff for this at work and my gut reaction was "This is wrong". Philly and chocolate? It just doesn't sound right, does it? I do like a nice chocolate cheesecake but I like the topping to be airy and light, I'd imagine this concoction by the Philly people is a bit too stodgy for my liking...
    Give me plain Philly with some tasty cracker any day of the week!

    1. Minna,

      This is clearly a product that divides people quite a bit. I think it works really well for people who eats Nutella straight out of the jar with a spoon. ;)

      For me it works to a certain degree, but it gets too much in too large a quantity.

      Making a cheatscake out of it is a quick and simple fix though and I'm sure that if you got any chocaholic friends it will be liked by them.

      It will be interesting to see if this 'makes it' or not. One would assume that they've done some proper market research so it might be you and me that are among the minority?

      // Mike

    2. Well now you said it! Nutella out of a jar with a spoon is equally wrong. I suppose I should give this the benefit of a doubt and at least try it, but I doubt I'll be this product's number 1 fan any time soon.
      As far as the market research goes, I reckon someone in Philly offices went "anything can be made better if you add chocolate!". I blame women for this kind of chocolate-y nonsense ;)

    3. Minna,

      I don't think I'm really in the main target audience for this either. The blame for this product would probably, as you point out, mainly lie with the part of the population that lack the penile accessory. :)

      Having said that, I'm sure there's enough chocoholics out there that will swoon over this one.

      // Mike


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