Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It’s a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!It’s funny how we associate different holidays with different candy.  For me, I crave Peanut M&M’s around Christmas.  My mother would always put out a big jar of red and green Peanut M&M’s for the month of December.  It was part of the holiday decoration, but it was also super convenient to just walk by and grab a couple…and then walk by the other way and grab a couple more…and then walk by…oh, you get the idea.  Halloween?  That’s totally mini-Butterfinger and mini-Snickers time.  None of those little candy pumpkins or whatever.  I want a Butterfinger!  But then come Easter?  More Peanut M&M’s…except this time they need to be pastel-colored instead of red and green.

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!Yup, this post is about Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake, but I’m saying that Peanut M&M’s are my candy of choice for Easter.  That’s because Laura and I have differing opinions on candy…at least when it comes to Easter candy.  She loves Cadbury Creme Eggs, and she requests one for her “Easter basket” (can adults still have Easter baskets??) every year.  While I don’t dislike Creme Eggs, they aren’t my go-to choice when I’m craving something sweet.  I think it’s because as a kid I thought they were actually eggs.  And who wants chocolate with their scrambled eggs?  Not this 4-year-old little boy!

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!True story: Laura and I were walking through Walmart in early January, and we ran into the Cadbury guy setting up a display of Cadbury Creme Eggs.  (Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not actually a rabbit who sets up the Cadbury display.  I saw the man with my own eyes.)  I actually stopped and made a comment to the effect of “Wow, Easter candy already?”  We got into an interesting conversation how Cadbury actually sees a rise in demand for their Creme Eggs right after the Christmas season.  Sure enough, he was right.  A couple of weeks later, all of those Creme Eggs were gone.  I mean I do love to get into the holiday spirit (*ahem* Mardi Gras tree *ahem*), but 3 months early!?

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!I waited a couple more months before I picked up the Creme Eggs for this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake.  Over the years, I’ve toyed around with Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes and Creme Egg Ice Cream.  (Laura loved both as she’s the Creme Egg connoisseur in our house.)  But this year, I decided a cheesecake was in order.  (Because, seriously, when is a cheesecake not in order??)  Chopped Creme Eggs sprinkled into the cheesecake batter with more Creme Eggs on top.  Add in a caramel and chocolate drizzle, and you’ve got a dessert that will make every bunny happy…even the one who delivers the Cadbury Creme Eggs!

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!Do you have any fun Easter traditions?  Robbie is old enough this year to do an indoor Easter egg hunt, although I’m pretty sure he won’t know why.  Chances are he’ll be asking to do more “egg hunts” every day for a week after Easter.  Maybe we’ll stick some dog bones in some of the eggs so we can teach Robbie that the Easter bunny brings treats for everyone in the house.  Speaking of everyone, I wonder if I can shove a slice of cheesecake into an Easter egg for me?  I bet I can try!  Cheers, friends!

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!

Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It’s a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 6 hours
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 462kcal

Ingredients

For the Oreo Crust

  • 25 Oreo cookies separated and filling removed
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar

For the Cheesecake

  • 32 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 additional large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Cadbury Crème Eggs

For Topping

  • chocolate sauce see note
  • caramel sauce
  • several additional Cadbury Crème Eggs

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the Oreo cookies and sugar in a food processor or mini-chopper. Pulse until finely ground. Transfer mixture into a medium bowl and stir in melted butter.
  • Press mixture into bottom and sides of 9” springform pan.
  • Bake at 375°F crust for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

For the Cheesecake

  • Using a countertop mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until completely smooth (~3 minutes).
  • Add sugar; continue mixing on medium speed until well combined. (Tip: Don’t forget to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl to fully incorporate the sugar.)
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Whisk the eggs and egg yolks together and add to the bowl in 2 additions, mixing fully after each addition.
  • Add the sour cream and vanilla; mix until fully combined. (Tip: Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure the filling is fully mixed.)
  • Chop each of the Crème Eggs into 4 pieces and sprinkle across top of the crust. Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the chopped Crème Eggs.
  • Wrap the bottom of the pan with a piece of aluminum foil and place in a large baking pan. Fill pan with about ¾” of water. Bake at 325° until center of cake is just barely set (approx. 80-90 minutes). (Tip: Pull the cheesecake out of the oven when there is about 1" ring of "looser" filling left in the center of the cake.)
  • Remove cake from oven and cool for 10 min. Wrap entire pan in plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  • The next day, remove the cake from the freezer and release the springform pan. Transfer the cake to a serving platter and defrost in a refrigerator for 4-5 hours. (Tip: Place large Crème Eggs in refrigerator now as it will make them easier to slice later.)

For Topping

  • Before serving, drizzle chocolate and caramel sauce over top of cheesecake.
  • Garnish with both sliced and whole Crème Eggs.

Notes

Use chocolate sauce (not chocolate syrup) for drizzling on top of the cheesecake. Check the ice cream toppings or coffee sections of your local store as that’s where I found bottles of both chocolate sauce and caramel sauces. Syrup is too thin for drizzling on top of a cake.

Get into the Easter spirit with a slice of this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake!  It's a dessert that everybunny will enjoy!

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32 Comments

    1. Thank you so much, Mimi! I do love cheesecakes, and I also have fun experimenting with new ideas. 🙂 Laura might be the creme egg connoisseur in our house, but I was still quite pleased with this cheesecake. Thanks so much for the kind comment, my friend!

  1. I’m so with Laura when it comes to Cadbury Creme Eggs – I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! If I happened to find an easter egg with a slice of THIS cheesecake with Cadbury Eggs in the batter, I’d have to play the lottery or something – cos – JACKPOT!!!! That would be one egg I wouldn’t share no matter what! I remember when Lil Shashi was around 2, I took her to an egg hunt and she seemed to think that the whole point of the egg hunt was to find them, put them in her basket and then run around to see whose baskets were empty and place her eggs in those empty baskets of other kids – whaaaat??? And there I was trying to whisper to her the joys of NOT sharing!!! I kid, I kid – maybe… #parentingfail
    Seriously though – this is pretty genius – I was gonna make cookies and crumble up Cadbury Eggs into them but was worried how they might impact the texture of the cookies – but in cheesecake that would work for the best! Fantastic idea! And hope Robbie has fun easter egg hunting – I remember being to one when Lil Shashi was older and someone had put $$ bills into a bunch of eggs – that Lil Shashi proceeded to spend on discounted Easter candy!!! GOSH!

    1. That’s so funny that you and Laura share the creme egg addiction…wait, I shouldn’t be surprised here at all. You and Laura seem to share a lot of the same tastes! 🙂 So Lil Shashi’s egg hunt story totally reminded me of last year when we took Robbie to the 4th of July parade. He ran up to get the candy they threw from the floats…only to turn around and give it to the other kids. But, hey, if Robbie turns out anything like Lil Shashi, then I’ll be one proud papa! Also, I’m cracking up at spending the money from the egg hunt on discounted Easter candy…that’s a girl after my own heart right there!

  2. Laura and I are totally on the same page when it comes to Easter candy. Gimme ALL the creme eggs (and the caramel ones too) and nobody gets hurt. But I’m a little disappointed a bunny doesn’t set up the Cadbury display. I might write to the company and suggest that they could have their people dress up as bunnies while they set up the displays. That’s a winning idea if ever I heard one :). Now just pass me a few slices of this cheesecake and I’m set for the rest of the week!

    1. Oh, the caramel creme eggs. Wasn’t that a genius invention when they came out with those? I’m not a huge fan of the regular creme eggs (I blame my 4-year-old self there), but the caramel ones? Yes, please. Also, I 100% support having the Cadbury people dress like bunnies. Seeing the guy stock the Cadbury display was a little like realizing that Santa Claus and Daddy wear the same shoes. Also, cheesecake is in the mail heading your way! 🙂 Thanks, Kelsie!

  3. This cheesecake looks mouthwatering, David! Thanks for bursting my bubble – I thought the Easter bunny set up the egg display!! 😉 Seriously though, I can’t believe that people start buying them just after Christmas!

    1. I know, I know. Sadly, the Cadbury guy is the one who stocks the creme eggs…not the Easter bunny. Although, as Shashi suggested above, I think Cadbury should start making their delivery people dress in bunny costumes. Agree? Thanks so much, Marissa!

  4. You guys take it seriously when it comes to candy! I don’t have certain candy associated with holidays; there’s only one rule – it should (most of the times) be chocolate. Also, starting a holiday season 3 months ahead is a good thing cause you need to sample all the candy and choose the winners (Having few favourites shouldn’t stop you from sampling new kinds, right?) But personally, I haven’t had a single chocolate egg this year yet. Yes, embarrassing. And this cheesecake. I’m speechless. Well done!

    1. Haha! Yes, we do indeed take holiday candy seriously around here. I guess it’s not so much serious as it is each holiday has traditions that remind us of childhood. Know what I mean? But I do agree that putting a certain holiday candy out 3 months ahead of time is a little silly…but then again, that’s what people are buying, so might as well put it out right? Now quit reading this response and go find a chocolate egg! Promise?

  5. Of course, adults can still have Easter baskets – I am excited about mine every year 🙂 So disappointed that the Cadbury display was not set up by a rabbit but as long as he still deliveries delicious Easter treats to our homes I am happy. Would love to have a Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake delivery as well – looks so delicious! Have a wonderful Easter Holiday, my friend ♡

    1. Haha, ok I’m so glad adults can still have Easter baskets. I’ll tell Laura to make sure the Easter bunny doesn’t forget me this year! (Truthfully, a bag of Peanut M&M’s is all I need…hah!) And, yes, I was a little dismayed to learn that the Cadbury guy and the Easter bunny are two separate people. Maybe we should take Kelsie’s recommendation and petition Cadbury to have their delivery folks dress as bunnies. I mean that seems reasonable, right? 🙂 Thanks so much, Miriam, and happy Easter weekend to you and your family as well!

  6. My candy of choice at Easter has to be jelly beans! I always buy a few extra bags and I always hunt for a few bags of black jelly beans! They are my favorite, but sometimes just black ones are hard to find. I buy them as soon as I find them because they tend to disappear quickly from the store. People either love ’em or hate ’em. Now I think everyone loves a great cheesecake! This one looks perfect for Easter! 🙂

    1. Yes! My #1 choice for Easter candy is peanut M&M’s, but jelly beans aren’t far behind. Laura and I picked up a big bag of Starburst jelly beans at Sam’s Club last weekend, and I’ve been nibbling my way through this week thanks to those. They’re so good! I don’t think jelly beans would translate into a cheesecake too well, though. Haha! Thanks so much, Kathy! 🙂

  7. You’re too funny, David! Adults can definitely have an Easter basket. Heck, I still really look forward to my stocking each Christmas too…it’s one of my favourite things to open! I associate certain candy with holidays too….definitely mini eggs for Easter. Never thought of M & M’s for Christmas, but makes sense. Oh, and I always consider one of those Terry’s orange chocolates a Christmas thing too. Anywho, this cheesecake it delicious any time of year if you ask me. I won’t turn a piece (or two) down. YUM! Cheers to a wonderful weekend, my friend!

    1. Yes! Ok, I’m glad you agree with me about adult Easter baskets (and adult Christmas stockings, too)! It is funny how we associate different candy with different holidays, isn’t it? I mean I guess we do the same with flavors in general (like maple in the fall, gingerbread around Christmas, pumpkin spice…well, all the time…hah). Either way, I’m always down for a slice of cheesecake, and this creme egg version was a fun twist. Thanks so much for the comment, my friend…and a happy weekend to you, too!

  8. I’ve always loved the idea of a Cadbury Cream Egg Cheesecake David, and I’m so glad you’ve created one. It’s complete genuis! Yeah, I also remember straight after Christmas here that the Easter Eggs started to appear. I do wonder who buys them at that early time of the year? I mean its not even close to Easter is it, but like your store they also went quickly too. Still, I suppose the Christmas stuff will soon be in the shops here too. LOL. Have a great weekend feasting on this cheesecake. I’m jealous!

    1. So Cadbury Eggs appeared over there right after Christmas, too? Crazy! I mean I can’t blame Cadbury. If folks are requesting creme eggs, then give ’em what they want, right? And all of those early eggs here sold out within a couple of weeks…in January! Thanks, Neil…and I hope you and Lynne had a great holiday, my friend! 🙂

  9. I didn’t try Cadbury creme eggs until I was an adult, and I can’t say they’re my favorite either – mostly because I dislike how messy they can be. But if you put them in a cheesecake that I can eat with a fork?! There will be no holding me back! I hope your family has a lovely Easter 🙂

    1. I’m with ya, Mara! I enjoy candy, but I don’t need to get messy eating my candy. Call me crazy and all. But in cheesecake form? Now I’m on board! 🙂 Hope you and Mr. Cakepants had a great holiday, too! (Also, it’s snowing here in the northeast right now…I’m thinking that move to California is a smart one!)

  10. I was never a big candy person. I was more of a cake and pie type of girl. So when you talk about Easter Treats I think carrot cake, cheese cake, tarts, pies. All that to say I’m 10000% not this Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake. I’m not a fan of Cadbury Creme Eggs, I think it’s a texture thing. Great Recipe David.

    1. I do enjoy holiday candy, but truthfully I’m more into the baked goods, too, Mary. Carrot cake is seriously one of my all-time favorites! But I’m with ya on the Cadbury Creme Eggs. They aren’t my favorite, either, but Laura loves ’em. I think it brings back childhood memories, so I can’t argue with that! Plus, that Cadbury commercial with the bunny try-outs is seriously a classic! 🙂 Hope you had a great holiday, my friend!

  11. I’m with you – I love being festive in general, but am not a fan of how early the marketers try to advertise for holidays these days. Christmas displays seem to get put up earlier & earlier every year!

    I’m also with you on chocolate peanut butter reminding me of Easter… Actually, when I was a little kid, I got sick on Easter after eating something chocolate PB & then it grossed me out for years haha but I’m very much over that now! 🙂

    1. I totally agree with you about the holidays getting earlier and earlier. I mean I guess I can’t blame the retailers because that stuff is selling…even as early as it is. And I’m very glad you’re over the chocolate + PB thing because that’s one of the best dessert combos of all time! 🙂 Hope you and the family had a wonderful holiday, Nicole!

  12. Cadbury creme eggs fall into the same category as peeps. Once a year they sound good, I get all riled up about how amazing they are. Try one, then get my fill till next year.

    That said, I bet you could totally stretch it out with this amazing looking recipe! I love me some cheesecake but pair that with oreo crust and those eggs I bet that would be good more than once a year!

    1. Haha! I couldn’t agree with you more, Matt! I’ve seen them trying to release Creme Eggs at Halloween (with some sort of green goo in the middle), and no. Just no. Creme Eggs are Easter. Same with Peeps! I mean can you imagine making this cheesecake using those Halloween Creme Eggs with the green goo? Uhhh…no thanks. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well, my friend!

  13. Just wondering what “sugar” you’re referring to in the crust instructions, as it isn’t listed in the crust ingredients! Thank you!

    1. Hey Ashley! Oh my gosh, that it totally a typo. The recipe was supposed to include several tablespoons of brown sugar in the crust. I just added it in, but it also would be fun without the sugar if you’ve already made the cheesecake. (The Oreos are already sweet by themselves!) Thanks for pointing this out, and I apologize for the error. I hope you enjoy this cheesecake! 🙂

      1. Thank you so much for the quick reply, David! I will be making it this weekend for my family so I appreciate the info. Thanks for this amazing recipe! 🙂

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