English Toffee Cheesecake Recipe - Delicious Dessert from England

English Toffee Cheesecake

English Toffee Cheesecake Recipe - Delicious Dessert from England
Region / culture: England | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 12


English Toffee Cheesecake
English Toffee Cheesecake

English Toffee Cheesecake is a decadent and rich dessert that combines the creamy texture of cheesecake with the crunchy sweetness of toffee bits. This dessert is perfect for special occasions or as a treat for yourself.


The exact origins of English Toffee Cheesecake are unclear, but it is believed to have been inspired by traditional English toffee candy. The combination of creamy cheesecake and crunchy toffee bits has become a popular dessert choice for many.


For crust

For filling

For topping

How to prepare

  1. For the crust:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  3. In a bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, chopped almonds, 0.5 cup of toffee bits, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, and salt.
  4. Add butter and stir until moist clumps form.
  5. Press the mixture over the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 10-inch diameter springform pan.
  6. Bake the crust until just set, about 5 minutes. Set it aside and reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (163°C).
  7. For the filling:
  8. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended.
  9. Beat in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each one.
  10. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts.
  11. Pour half of the mixture into the prepared crust and sprinkle with toffee pieces.
  12. Pour the remaining mixture over the top.
  13. Bake until the edges are puffed but the center is barely set, about 55 minutes.
  14. For the topping:
  15. In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  16. Pour the topping over the hot cheesecake.
  17. Bake the cake until the topping is just set, about 5 minutes.
  18. Chill the cake overnight for best results.


  • Try adding a layer of chocolate ganache on top of the cheesecake for a decadent twist.
  • Swap out the toffee bits for chopped pecans or walnuts for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe to ensure a smooth and creamy cheesecake.

- Be careful not to overmix the cheesecake batter, as this can result in a dense and tough texture.

- Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before adding the sour cream topping to prevent it from cracking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve English Toffee Cheesecake with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of additional toffee bits for added sweetness and crunch.

Cooking Techniques

Use a water bath when baking the cheesecake to prevent cracking and ensure even cooking.

- Allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar to prevent it from sinking in the center.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute graham cracker crumbs with crushed digestive biscuits for a different crust flavor.

- Use almond extract in place of vanilla extract for a nuttier flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

English Toffee Cheesecake can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together for a more delicious dessert.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the cheesecake with whipped cream and a sprinkle of toffee bits for a beautiful and elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair English Toffee Cheesecake with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of dessert wine for a perfect ending to a meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover cheesecake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, allow the cheesecake to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 520 per serving


Carbohydrates: 45g per serving


Total Fat: 38g per serving

Saturated Fat: 20g per serving


Protein: 10g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Calcium: 10% of daily value per serving

Iron: 8% of daily value per serving


Contains: Dairy, Nuts


English Toffee Cheesecake is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in calories and fats. It is best enjoyed in moderation as a special treat.


English Toffee Cheesecake is a luxurious and indulgent dessert that combines the creamy texture of cheesecake with the sweet crunch of toffee bits. Perfect for special occasions or as a treat for yourself, this dessert is sure to impress your guests. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately intrigued. The combination of creamy cheesecake and crunchy toffee seemed like the perfect dessert for any occasion. I knew I had to learn how to make it.

I had heard about this English Toffee Cheesecake from a friend of mine who had travelled to England and tasted it at a quaint little café in London. She raved about how decadent and delicious it was, and I knew I had to try it for myself.

I asked her for the recipe, but she told me it was a closely guarded secret passed down through generations in her family. Disappointed but determined, I set out to find a way to recreate this delectable dessert on my own.

I scoured cookbooks, searched online, and asked around for any hints or tips on how to make English Toffee Cheesecake. Finally, after weeks of research, I stumbled upon a recipe that looked promising. It was a combination of a traditional cheesecake base with a toffee-infused topping that sounded absolutely mouthwatering.

I gathered all the ingredients I needed and set to work in my kitchen. As I mixed and baked and cooled, the sweet scent of toffee filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the cheesecake was ready.

I took my first bite, and I was transported to another world. The creamy richness of the cheesecake paired perfectly with the sweet crunch of the toffee, creating a heavenly flavor that danced on my taste buds. I knew I had found a new favorite dessert.

From that day on, English Toffee Cheesecake became a staple in my dessert repertoire. I made it for family gatherings, dinner parties, and special occasions. Each time, it was met with rave reviews and requests for the recipe.

As the years went by, I continued to perfect my recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my taste. I added a dollop of whipped cream on top, a sprinkle of crushed toffee bits, and even a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra touch of decadence.

I shared my recipe with friends, who in turn shared it with their friends. Before I knew it, English Toffee Cheesecake had become a beloved dessert in my community, with everyone clamoring for a taste of my delicious creation.

But the best part of all was the memories I made while baking this cheesecake. I would think back to that first time I tried to recreate the recipe, the excitement and anticipation I felt as I waited for it to come out of the oven. And now, every time I make it, I am reminded of that moment and the joy it brought me.

So, if you ever find yourself in need of a show-stopping dessert that will have everyone begging for seconds, look no further than my English Toffee Cheesecake. It may have been a journey to discover the recipe, but the end result is truly worth it.


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