Ann Reardon

1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS & Mars Bar Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

how to cook that chocolate cheesecake

Take the stress out of Christmas dessert. Make this cheesecake ahead, freeze it and defrost it in the fridge on the day you need it. Piled high with gooey mars bars, chocolate brownie and ganache, it’s sure to leave everyone wanting more.
I don’t feel ready for Christmas.  The school holidays have begun.  Here in Australia we have a long school break over December and the start of January.  I know this of course and should be well prepared, but I’m not. I have not finished shopping for gifts. In fact I have hardly started, but I do have dessert planned.


For the brownie you will need:

Preheat the Oven to 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit)
100g (3.53 ounces) or 1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup or 250g (8.82 ounces) sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup or 120g (4.23 ounces) self raising flour (if using plain flour add 1 tsp of baking powder)
1/4 cup or 30g (1.06 ounces) cocoa powder
1 cup or 150g (5.29 ounces) white chocolate and dark chocolate melts

To make the cheesecake you will need:

2 Tbsp gelatine powder dissolved in 1/3 cup cold water
750g (26.46 ounces) or 3 cups cream cheese

1 cup or 218g (7.69 ounces) sugar

3/4 cup or 188mL (6.36 fluid ounces) (4% fat) milk

3/4 cup or 180g (6.35 ounces) (35% fat) cream, whipped to soft peaks

To decorate:

90mL (3.04 fluid ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 2tsp (35% fat) cream

200g (7.05 ounces) chocolate

mars bars or other chocolate bars x 3

The BIG NEWS this week is the How To Cook That youtube channel just reached 1 million subscribers. 1 Million is so many wonderful people, what a big responsibility! I am humbled and still a bit amazed. Thank you to everyone who is subscribed either here on the blog or on youtube, love you all.

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  1. hi Anne,
    I think you forgot to add how much baking powder? I’m assuming a teaspoon or table spoon?
    Thanks heaps
    Love your creations xx

    • Hi Teresa, I would use one teaspoon of baking powder if you are using plain flour. Self Raising flour already has this added.

  2. Hi Anne!! This looks delicious. I want to make a brownie and I was wondering if it’s better this recipe or the one of the gooey with the peanut part. Thanks!

    • Hi Marina, I usually use this recipe for Brownies as one of my children has a peanut allergy. Either would be fine if you enjoy nuts.

  3. Amazing Anne! <3 🙂 Congratulations! Keep it up

    • Thanks Connie.

  4. Hi, how long can this cake last if I make it ahead of time? Also, if I’m making this as a cake for an outdoor birthday, how long can it last outside?

    • Hi Quaanita, If you cover it and place it in the freezer, it should last for about month.On the day you want to use it, I would keep it in the fridge or esky until you need to serve it.

  5. Hi Ann.
    I enjoy your videos very much. But could you perhaps do a segment on how long the different cakes keep? And how to preserve them best, if I’d need to do them a day, or perhaps even two, in advance? I haven’t been able to find them on your site, so I apologize if I missed it.
    Cheers from Denmark

  6. Oh wow!! This is just stunning!! I love it.

  7. Hello,
    I absolutely love your cakes they are amazing!
    I am looking for 100℅ veg cake sponge chocolate and vanilla for commercial use.
    Thanks so much.

  8. Hello I absolutely love your cakes they are amazing! I was actually going to make your Dalek cake (because I’m having a Doctor Who party) but, it is just to big for the small amount of people coming. I mean I absolutely love it no doubt I do, I am a pure Dalek lover. But I was wondering if you could make a 3d Cyberman cake with the template it would be sooooo helpful please and thank you.

  9. Congratulations!!! ☺

  10. Hi! How much bakingpowder do i need instead of self-rising flour??

  11. Its amazing.

  12. I can’t find the instructions written out, only the ingredients list. I specifically was wondering what temp the over should be set and what size pan to use for the brownies. Sorry if I missed it. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes. Love your videos.

    • Hi Mary, set the oven to 180C 350F and I used a tin that is 15×10″

      • Hi I am a bigggggg fan of you I love you soooooo much

      • Congratulations you deserve more than that I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

  13. cnngrates , u deseves much more than this .hope get the achievments u.

  14. hi congrates,u deserves more than that hopefully very soon love u

  15. Congratulations. I really like what you make.

  16. Woooohhhooooo congrats it no wonder you have these many followers it’s the best you are the best thanks to you I have improved ❤️❤️

  17. Can we please have metric measurements. I live in Scotland and would love to make this for Christmas
    Thank you
    Christine Lawson

  18. Congratulation you deserve it. I like all what you make and I tried home when am free. You are creative and natural keep that. Best of luck, HAJAR.

  19. I cant believe it!
    PS. I think you obviously should’ve got 1,000,000 subscribers anyways. You are amazing!

  20. Congratulations on one million subscribers. That’s SO huge. I do understand why. 🙂

    That cheesecake is adorable!

    • thanks Maureen

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