12 easy steps to making 'the best salted caramel cheesecake' with just 5 ingredients

This is Steffan Rhys's favourite recipe - a photo of the cheesecake
-Credit: (Image: Steffan Rhys)

When WalesOnline Editor Steffan Rhys wanted a quick dessert, he turned to TikTok, which he says "has quickly become a goldmine for those in search of culinary inspiration", he writes for Wales Online.

He said: "In no time at all, I found a simple recipe for a Biscoff salted caramel cheesecake, which sounded heavenly (and lived up to its promise when I tasted it). I had never ventured into the world of cheesecake making before. While I enjoy cooking, desserts have never been my strong suit and, for some reason, cheesecakes seemed like an insurmountable challenge, especially if they required baking (which this one doesn't).

"With work and two young children, I had almost no time to spare. However, the ingredients were so basic that I could have them all delivered as part of my online shop and then whip up the cheesecake in the scant hour I had between putting the kids to bed and hitting the sack myself.

The recipe was courtesy of TikTok user The Caketoonist. Follow the step-by-step instructions below

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The salted caramel cheesecake ingredients

Two 250g packets of Biscoff biscuits 100g melted butter 300g double cream 2x250g jars of salted caramel sauce (you will have some left over but one isn't enough) 600g full fat cream cheese

The quick and simple method

1. Line the bottom of a seven-inch circular springform tin with greaseproof paper (if your base has the option of a flat side without the lip then flip it that side up so it's easier to slide the finished cheesecake off it).

2. Take one packet of Biscoff biscuits (250g) and crush/blitz them as finely as you can.

3. Set aside 75g of the resulting crumbs for use later

4. To the remaining crumbs, add 100g of melted butter, mix it well and dump it into your tin.

5. Get your second packet of Biscoff biscuits and use those to start lining the side of the tin and use the crushed biscuit to keep them in place.

6. Press the crumb base until it's nice and flat.

7. Add 200g of salted caramel sauce and 300g of double cream to a bowl then whisk them together until evenly combined and thickened.

8. Add 600g of full fat cream cheese to your salted caramel and cream mixture and fold it in by hand.

9. When that's evenly combined, put half into your tin and press it down and around the edges

10. Add a layer of the Biscoff crumbs you saved from earlier and a drizzle of caramel sauce on top of your cream cheese mixture then top with the remaining cream cheese mix.

11. Add another layer of caramel sauce on top then leave to chill in the fridge overnight.

12. If you want to add extra decoration on the top, you can add more crumbs and sauce on top before you serve.

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