Christmas Pavlova Cheesecake

Christmas Pavlova Cheesecake
30 Mins
Prep time
150 Mins
Cooking time
Serves 8-10

What you need

  • 2 x 133g packets OREO cookies
  • 40g butter, melted
  •  2 x 250g PHILADELPHIA original block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1½ Tbsp cornflour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar, extra
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour
  • 300ml thickened cream, extra
  • 120g CADBURY Baking white chocolate
  • 250g raspberries
  • 2 x 30g CADBURYFLAKE bars, crumbled

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 170⁰C. Grease a 24cm round springform pan, line base and side with two layers of baking paper.
  2. Process OREO cookies until fine crumbs form. Add butter, process until combined. Press mixture onto base of pan using the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.  
  3. To make cheesecake, beat cream cheese, sugar, rind, cornflour, 3 eggs and yolks in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add cream; beat until thickened. Pour filling over cookie base. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes.
  4. To make pavlova top, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add extra sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating after each addition until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick and glossy. Beat in cornflour.  Remove cheesecake from oven. Reduce oven to 120⁰C. Spoon meringue over cheesecake, using the back of a spoon, swirling to create peaks.
  5. Bake for a further 1 hour or until the pavlova top is dry to the touch. Turn oven off; cool in oven with door ajar.
  6. To make chocolate cream, combine half the extra cream and the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on 80% power for 60-90 seconds, in bursts, until smooth and chocolate melts. Remove from the heat; cool. Beat remaining cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixture until soft peaks form. Gradually fold in chocolate mixture until smooth and combined. Place cake on a cake stand or plate. Spread with chocolate cream; top with raspberries and crumbled FLAKE bars.