Sticky Date Cheesecake


Serves 10
Difficulty Medium
Preparation 20 MINS
Cooking 1 HR 5 MINS
Looking for a decadent treat, look no further with this Sticky Date Cheesecake.


1 cup dried dates, chopped
3/4 cup water
750g cream cheese, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 cup flaked almonds
cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling

Butterscotch Sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar, extra
1/2 cup Autralian cream
100g butter, cubed
whipped cream, for serving
Handy Tips
Line the sides of the springform pan for easy removal. Run knife around the inside of tin for easy removal of the cheesecake. Butterscotch sauce can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to one month before using. This cheesecake may be baked and served warm as a dessert.


  1. Combine dates and water in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and reserve liquid, cool.
  2. Beat cream cheese with electric beaters until smooth. Add eggs, brown sugar and spices and beat until smooth and creamy. Fold in the dates. Pour mixture into a buttered 23 cm springform tin lined with non stick baking paper. Place tin onto a lined baking tray (to catch any drips). Sprinkle with flaked almonds and cinnamon sugar and bake at 160° C for 1 hour or until cooked and golden.
  3. Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in the oven, undisturbed until cold.
  4. Combine butterscotch sauce ingredients and reserved date liquid in a saucepan and bring to the boil stirring until butter is melted. Simmer for 2 - 3 minutes. Serve warm sauce with sliced cheesecake and a dollop of cream.

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