A proud Australian mum has revealed how her 11-year-old daughter made her a delicious Caramilk birthday cheesecake – after finding an easy-to-follow recipe online.
The mum posted photos of the finished product on Facebook, with many unable to believe the beautifully presented cake was made by a child.
She was proud of her daughter for following the recipe on ‘mostly’ her own, but admitted the Caramilk icing never made it to the cake as it had separated.
A ‘proud’ Australian mum has revealed how her 11-year-old daughter made her a delicious birthday cake – after finding an easy-to-follow Caramilk cheesecake recipe online
‘Of course mumma bear helped, but she was so very sweet and independent,’ the mother wrote.
‘It was demolished as it was so divine that most went back for seconds,’ she said.
The top of the cake was artfully decorated by the youngster with fresh fruit.
‘When making the Caramilk cream, it was left whipping unattended for too long and started to seperate so we didn’t use it,’ the girl’s mum said.
The cake can be made two days before it is to be served, according to the recipe and calls for Nice biscuits, butter, coconut, Caramilk chocolate, Caramilk cream cheese, regular cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, sour cream, eggs and thickened cream.
It is made in three parts – the base, filling and icing. And is completed in just seven steps, according to the popular recipe.
People marveled at the young girl’s cake and said it ‘looked professional’.
The cake was made by the 11-year-old with an ‘easy to follow recipe’ and ‘a little help from mum’
The cake is made in three parts, the base, filling and cream icing which the 11-year-old didn’t use, opting for fruit instead
‘What a great little baker! My 31-year-old self can’t make a baked cheese cake without it cracking,’ one woman said.
Another woman jokingly asked if the child ‘delivered’.
Caramilk cheesecakes have become popular over the last year and hundreds of Australian cafes and amateur home cooks are baking indulgent cheesecakes with the famous Cadbury chocolate blocks.
Not only is the dessert delicious and a crowd-pleaser but it’s also easy to make as it requires no oven time and minimal ingredients.
Photos of the elaborate desserts have been flooding social media since the block re-launched in Australian supermarkets, ranging from Malteser-topped cakes to oozing caramel creations.
Hundreds of Australian cafes and amateur home cooks are baking indulgent Caramilk cheesecakes with the famous Cadbury chocolate blocks
Not only is the dessert delicious and a crowd-pleaser but it’s also easy to make as it requires no oven time and minimal ingredients
The cake can be made by using few ingredients including biscuit crumbs, butter, cream cheese, vanilla essence, condensed milk and Cadbury Caramilk chocolate.
In one online recipe a Caramilk flavoured cream cheese is also used, though this product is unavailable at certain Coles and Woolworths supermarket store locations.
Some home bakers chose to make cheesecake slices rather than a classic circular dessert and decorated the top with other chocolate.
Although Cadbury’s Caramilk chocolate has become a popular confectionery sweet in Australia, it currently remains to be a limited-edition product.
Although Cadbury’s Caramilk chocolate has become a popular confectionary sweet in Australia, it currently remains to be a limited-edition product
The cake can be made by using few ingredients including biscuit crumbs, butter, cream cheese, condensed milk and Cadbury Caramilk chocolate
One woman posted to the popular Mums Who Cook and Bake Facebook group and revealed the simple recipe she followed to make the cake.
Melissa admitted she had never made a cheesecake before but was very happy with the end result and said it tasted ‘so good’.
She also added a caramel ‘dulce de leche’ on top of the cake, which is a Latin American confection made using sweetened milk and can be purchased from Woolworths for $6.
In one online recipe a Caramilk flavoured cream cheese is used, though this product is unavailable at certain Coles and Woolworths supermarket locations
The recipe itself involves combining biscuit crumbs and butter and applying the mixture firmly into a baking tin.
Then combine the remaining ingredients together using an electric mixer and pour over the crumbs into the tin.
Refrigerate the cake for three hours or until it’s set then decorate as desired and serve.
Other cafes across Australia, including the Simply Bliss Bakehouse in New South Wales, have also previously shared images of their Caramilk cheesecakes customers can purchase.
HOW TO MAKE CARAMILK CHEESECAKE
1.5 cups (175g) sweet biscuit crumbs
125g butter, melted
400g can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 teaspoons powdered gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
Cream cheese or Caramilk flavoured cream cheese
Cadbury Caramilk chocolate
1. Combine the biscuit crumbs and butter then press into the base and 3/4 of the way up the sides of a buttered and lined 20cm round springform pan
2. Beat the philly with the condensed milk and vanilla until smooth and combined. Stir in the gelatine mixture.
3. Pour the mixture over the prepared base and refrigerate for three hours or until set.
4. Decorate as desired and serve