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15 Minute Baked Cheesecake

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Recipe for 15 Minute Baked Cheesecake!

So quick, easy, and super delicious!  What a treat.

Yield: 2 single pie plates or 2 single and 8 mini Cheesecakes

15 Minute Baked Cheesecake

15 Minute Baked Mars Bar Cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1 x 200g Bakers Tennis Biscuits or any other tea biscuit as Arrowroot
  • 125 g melted butter
  • OR 1 x 9” Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crust and 8 x 4 oz ready-to-use single-serve graham cracker crusts - store-bought.

Filling for Cheesecake

  • 2 x 225 g Original Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Bricks
  • 2 x 397g Tins Condensed milk
  • 125ml Lemon juice (± 2-3 lemons)


  • 1 x 400g bag Mars Bar minis
  • 12-15 Mackintosh's Toffees. Enjoy the rest of the bag as is 


In a large bowl mix cream cheese, condensed milk, and lemon juice.

Use a handheld mixer and beat until it's totally smooth and silky.

Do not worry, it will start out lumpy but the longer you beat it the thicker it will get and be silky smooth at the end.

Once done, spoon out enough on the crust and bake at 180C / 350F for ± 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool down properly. If you wish, you can place it in the fridge to speed up the process.

In the interim prepare your topping.

Cut up the Mars Bar mini chocolate as well as the unwrapped Mackintosh’s Toffee into 4 pieces each, as this will help with the melting process.

Place all mars bar and toffee pieces together in a glass bowl and then in the microwave and nuke for 30-second intervals.

Mix and blend after each session. It will be very sticky from the toffee, but that’s understandable.

Add ±10 ml milk to the mixture once 80-90% melted and continue to nuke and blend until you have a smooth mixture. If you prefer it softer you can add more milk, but I found that you do not need more than 10ml.

Spoon the topping while it is still liquid-like and semi-warm and before it sets and solidifies in the middle of your cheesecake, so it can run towards the sides of the cheesecake, and spread in a nice smooth manner.

Place in the fridge to set fully.

You can decorate this with fresh fruit or with whatever you have available. I made some with chocolate topping and some plain.

Unfortunately, I did not have any cherries or raspberries or even red/green cherries available, as this will make an awesome decoration as well.

Super easy and super delicious.


** Topping:

If you're in South African you can use BARONE, which is similar to the English Mars Bars I used. I added the Mackintosh Toffees for extra gooeyness. This is my adaptation of what I remember as a BARONE.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1535Total Fat 80gSaturated Fat 30gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 45gCholesterol 87mgSodium 1245mgCarbohydrates 187gFiber 4gSugar 91gProtein 19g

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The topping of this 15 Minute Baked Cheesecake has BARONE (a South African favorite snack) and it’s made with the goodness of smooth caramel, malt-infused nougat, and real, thick milk chocolate!   

If you’re in South African you can use BARONE, which is similar to the English Mars Bars I used. I added the Mackintosh Toffees for extra gooeyness. This is my adaptation of what I remember as a BARONE.


Bar One

As per WikipediaBar One or BARONE is a popular chocolate bar invented and manufactured in South Africa by Nestlé and sold in South Africa and India. It is similar to the English Mars Bars and consists of a layer of malted nougat with a caramel topping and covered in milk chocolate. In South Africa, there are other variations, including a Bar One Peanut version and one flavored with coffee.

It was first manufactured in South Africa in 1965 and is produced at the Nestlé factory in East London. In India, it is one of the top 5 most sold chocolate bars.


BarOne and Mars Bar


What is Cheesecake?

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar. If there is a bottom layer, it often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sometimes sponge cake.

Place of origin: Ancient Greece


I found the following post a very interesting read: All 34 Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes, Ranked in One Sitting 


What is the best cheesecake in the world?

Ron Rosenbaum of The Village Voice had this to say… “There will never be a better cheesecake than the cheesecake they serve at Junior’s… it’s the best cheesecake in the material world.” That same year, New York Magazine conducted a blind taste test and rated Junior’s the best cheesecake in New York.

 I quote from Junior’s   Read the full story here:

World’s Most Fabulous

In 1973, Junior’s found its cheesecake celebrated in print. Ron Rosenbaum of The Village Voice had this to say… “There will never be a better cheesecake than the cheesecake they serve at Junior’s… it’s the best cheesecake in the material world.” That same year, New York Magazine conducted a blind taste test and rated Junior’s the best cheesecake in the New York. Since then, our cheesecake has won several accolades and awards including the “Best Overall Mailorder Cheesecake” from the Wall Street Journal and Best Food Gift NY from People Magazine. Taste the difference yourself and you’ll know why we say “The World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake.”
Search the internet and you will see that on Google you will find 246,000 Monthly searches  for Cheesecake
Well now you will find one more, i.e. the 15 Minute Baked Cheesecake and I can confirm and vouch this is so good and delicious, and it only has 3 ingredients for the filling!  This is one to keep on hand for when you’re in a rush and want to prepare something quick, easy, and oh so delicious for those unexpected guests coming tonight.  You can try all the other awesome recipes in due course, but this 15 Minute Baked Cheesecake is a keeper in My Favorite Recipe Book.

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