Welcome to my best ever Philips Airfryer Birthday Cake Cheesecake Recipe. With a biscuit base, creamy cheesecake filling, a chocolate cheesecake topping, decorated with chocolates it is perfect for celebrating a birthday or a special occasion.
How many of you are there out there that is too scared to make a birthday cake? The fear that it will go wrong, the fear that the sponge cake will be flat, that you will burn it, that it will look ugly when decorated…there are just endless reasons why you shouldn’t do it.
Then you end up buying one from the supermarket.
I have made that mistake more than once. The ones at the supermarket (or the ones that you get made) always look so good and you end up looking with your eyes rather than thinking of the taste.
I remember choosing a Manchester United one for Dominic’s 30th birthday (wow was that really a decade ago?) and a SpongeBob one for Kyle when he was little. Oh and getting Sofia a number #1 shaped one for her first birthday.
But the last one I bought for Sofia’s birthday was awful. It looked pretty and was covered in the Winnie The Pooh family but it tasted so heavy and was not as nice as how a cake should taste.
Dominic also pointed out that decorating them was really not that hard. So I vowed never to buy one again and make my own.
The first one I did myself was for Sofia’s 2nd birthday and it was delicious. Dominic decorated it and I made the cake. An ideal partnership. It was still a bit time consuming but great fun.
But if you want easy, relatively quick and a cake that is fun too then it doesn’t get any better than a birthday cake cheesecake. Most people love cheesecakes and it’s a big crowd pleaser.
Plus if you do it in the Airfryer then it is even easier.
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Flour the bottom and sides of a spring form pan so that it no longer sticks.
Bash your digestive biscuits inside a sandwich bag with a rolling pin until they resemble breadcrumbs. Mix into them the melted butter and then push them down into the bottom of your spring form pan.
In a mixing bowl mix together the soft cheese and caster sugar with a hand mix. Add to it 5 out of 6 of the eggs, honey and vanilla essence and mix with the hand mixer until everything is well mixed in.
Using a large spoon, spoon half of it into the spring form pan over the crumbly base. Pat it down with a spatula and get rid of any lumps and bumps. Place the rest of the mixture into the fridge.
Cook it at 180c for 20 minutes, 15 minutes at 160c and then a final 20 minutes at 150c. Transfer it to the fridge and allow to set for a further hour.
After an hour, get the rest of the mixture out of the fridge. Crack in the final egg and the cocoa powder and give it a good mix with a fork.
Spoon it over the set bottom cheesecake layer and return to the fridge for 11 hours.
After it has been resting decorate it as you please. Splash melted chocolate over the sides, add lots of chocolate pieces or however you see fit depending on the occasion.
This recipe is based on cooking it in a 10 inch spring form pan (using this one) in an XL Airfryer so if you have a smaller airfryer or spring form pan then please adjust timings.
Some Airfyers operate a low, medium and large settings. If this is the case replace 180c with high, 160c with medium and 150c with low.
You can also take either the chocolate topping or the main soft cheese cheesecake filling and use them as a filling for a traditional sponge cake as we also love them like that. Or if you really want to be naughty it makes a brilliant alternative centre for a lava cake.
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