This delicious Easy No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake is made with a Lotus Biscoff Biscuit (Speculoos Biscuit) base and topped with a creamy vanilla infused cheesecake which is spiked with 2 layers of ready made salted caramel spread. A fuss free, make ahead showstopper that’s perfect for entertaining.
My Easy No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake was born out of necessity recently.
I’m a bit of a butterfly shopper, especially when I go to Lidl and see all their weekly promotions. So, I found myself grabbing a jar of their own brand Salted Caramel Spread with no idea as to how I was going to use it.
Hence, I found myself asking the question “What do you do with a jar of Salted Caramel Spread”?
Well, a week later I saw a large tub of Original Philadelphia cream cheese in the fridge that was about to go out of date. So then the idea of salted caramel cheesecake struck me.
How do you make Easy No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake? (see recipe card for exact instructions)
- You need just 7 ingredients: Lotus Biscuits, butter, Original Philadelphia cream cheese, double cream, caster sugar, vanilla extract and salted caramel spread.
- Start by lining a cake tin with greaseproof paper.
- Place biscuits in blender to make fine crumbs (or use end of a rolling pin in a bowl).
- Add the melted butter.
- Mix in until thoroughly distributed.
- Place crumb mix in base of cake tin and flatten with a spatula. (Then put in freezer).
- Whisk the double cream to soft peak stage and place in fridge.
- Place Philadelphia cream cheese, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
- Beat with a whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Add the cream to the cream cheese mixture.
- Whisk until just combined.
- Spoon half the mixture onto the biscuit base.
- Place half the salted caramel spread in 6 dollops on the cheesecake.
- Make swirls with using a metal skewer.
- Add the rest of the cheesecake mixture and spread with a spatula.
- Repeat dollops of salted caramel spread.
- Make more swirls with a skewer.
- Chill for 5 hours and serve. (See notes for tip for removing from springform tin).
Can you add anything else to this Easy Salted Caramel Cheesecake?
I’ve made this cheesecake twice now and it’s utterly delicious as it is but to ring the changes I would add a layer of banana to the base to make it into a Banoffee Cheesecake.
Why is there no gelatine or vege-gel in this recipe?
It’s just easier to not use gelatine or vege-gel but the pay off is having to chill the cheesecake for longer. My Banoreo Cheesecake with vege-gel takes just 3 hours to set where as this Salted Caramel one takes at least 5 hours to set.
Do you need to grease the springform tin to make cheesecake?
I tried both buttering the greaseproof paper and sides of the tin and also leaving ungreased. I think the greasing of the sides may have made my cheesecake mixture stick more so wouldn’t do this again. Just line with the greaseproof or baking paper to make sliding the cheesecake off the base of the tin easier.
What’s the best way to remove a cheesecake from a springform pan?
Because we’re not using any gelatine to firm up the cheesecake a helping hand is needed.
After my first attempt at making this Salted Caramel Cheesecake I found that removing the springform outer ring was really difficult and messy.
So, for my second attempt I used a non-stick palette knife which I dipped in boiling water, dried and ran around the inner edge of the tin. (See notes in recipe for further instructions).
How many people does this Easy No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake serve?
This cheesecake serves 8 – 10 people. Hence, it’s perfect for entertaining, Christmas, etc as you can make it the night before then pull out of the fridge and serve.
What should you serve with this Caramel Cheesecake?
It’s just perfect as it is but you could add some raspberries or other berries for a splash of colour.
How long will Salted Caramel Cheesecake keep for?
You can keep this cheesecake in the fridge for 3 days.
Can you freeze cheesecake?
Yes you can freeze for up to 3 months. I would place the decanted cheesecake in a large Tupperware to freeze it (still on the metal base). Then place in a large freezer bag once frozen (minus the base).
I’d keep it in the top drawer part of the freezer to protect it. Then when you need it put on a plate covered with a bowl in the fridge to thaw overnight.
Where can you buy Salted Caramel Spread?
I bought my first jar in Lidl (own brand) during a promotion week and then found that Tiptree also make one which I found on Ocado and most likely available elsewhere too.
Do you have to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese?
Yes, I wouldn’t be able to vouch how other brands of cream cheese would work and certainly don’t use low fat cream cheese.
Do you have to use branded Lotus Biscuits?
No, the first time I made this I used Lidl own brand Speculoos biscuits which come in a smaller pack size but tasted identical to the Lotus ones in my opinion.
You’re probably wondering if there was a difference in taste? I don’t think I could tell the difference in all honesty.
More Cheesecake Recipes
I’m sure I’ve whet your appetite for cheesecake now, so once you’ve made this recipe, here are some more no bake cheesecakes you to try!
- Banoreo Cheesecake
- Passion Fruit Martini Cheesecake
- Funfetti Cheesecake
- Cheesecake with Lime & Ginger
- Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
- Maltesers Cheesecake
- Chocolate & Lime Cheesecake Surprise
I’m sure you’ll love my Salted Caramel Cheesecake as my family couldn’t get enough of it 2 weeks running. I suggested giving the second one to our neighbours but they were having none of it LOL!
Do leave a comment and rating when you make my cheesecake as it helps other readers (and makes me happy)! Better still, share a picture by tagging @FabFood4All on social media, I love seeing my recipes come to life!
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Easy No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake
- 20 cm springform cake tin
- greaseproof or baking paper
- Rolling Pin
- electric whisk or hand whisk
- medium sized bowl
- rubber spatula
- metal skewer
- non-stick palette knife
- serving platter
- 200 g Lotus Biscoff Biscuits Speculoos Biscuits
- 75 g unsalted butter melted
- 300 ml double cream
- 340 g tub Original Philadelphia cream cheese
- 100 g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 210 g jar Salted Caramel Spread
- Line a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin with greaseproof or baking paper (no need to grease).
- Make the biscuits into fine crumbs by either placing in a blender or use the end of a rolling pin to bash in a bowl.
- Add the melted butter and blend or mix in with a spoon until evenly distributed. (If using a blender, you’ll need to poke the biscuit crumb down with a wooden spoon at intervals as it tends to stick to the sides).
- Tip crumb mix into the cake tin and pat down evenly with a rubber spatula then smooth it around the outer edge to give a crisp edge.
- Place tin in the freezer (or fridge if you don’t have room) while you make the cheesecake topping.
- Whisk the double cream with an electric whisk (or by hand) until it forms soft peaks (it’s so easy to overwhip double cream so only go this far, we don’t want stiff cream as it will get whisked more later).
- Place cream in fridge.
- Then whisk together the Philadelphia cream cheese, caster sugar and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
- Next, add the cream and whisk in until just combined. Again, you don’t want to overdo this stage.
- Place half of the mixture over the biscuit base and smooth out with a spatula.
- Spoon over half of the salted caramel spread with a teaspoon in 6 evenly spaced mounds.
- Using a metal skewer (or tip of a very small knife), swirl out each mound to spread the salted caramel (it’s good practice for what you’ll be doing on the top layer).
- Add the rest of the cream cheese mixture and smooth over with a spatula.
- Repeat the spooning on of the salted caramel spread (6 mounds) to use up the rest of the jar.
- Finish off by making more swirls with a metal skewer to make a pretty pattern and fill the surface.
- Chill the cheesecake in the fridge for at least 5 hrs or overnight.
- Remove springform tin (see notes for tip) and slide onto a serving platter (the greaseproof paper can stay in place).