easy tim tam cheesecake

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for anyone who loves tim tam, the appeal of tim tam cheesecake is simply irresistible! this outstanding combination of creamy cheesecake filling and a tim tam crust is the perfect option even for those who’re tired of the classic cheesecake and need a refreshing variation.

this creation will impress even the pickiest eaters among us. don’t worry, you won't have to work too hard to impress them! with our tim tam cheesecake recipe, you can make it without the hassle of baking and simply enjoy the compliments. the step-by-step guide has all the details that even novice bakers can make this delicious dessert in about 30 minutes. 

introduction to tim tam cheesecake

cheesecake with tim tams is a delicious dessert that combines the iconic aussie biscuit with the luxurious creaminess of cheesecake. the combination gives a flavour that’s probably better than the sum of its parts.

additionally, it’s simple to make and requires no baking to put together a tim tam cookie crust and a creamy filling. the crushed tim tams are mixed with melted butter to give a slightly crunchy base which is topped with the creamy filling for contrasting texture. the filling typically has whipped cream folded into a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, gelatine mixture, lemon juice and vanilla extract.

our tim tam cheesecake recipe adds roughly chopped tim tam pieces into the filling for a combination of creamy, chocolatey and crunchy texture throughout.

if you’re tempted to add this dessert to your kitchen to-do list, let's explore all the steps of our recipe.

tim tam cheesecake recipe

get ready to fall head over heels for our tim tam cheesecake recipe. you’ll love that it requires no baking – making it perfect for those laid-back days. additionally, it's perfect for prepping ahead for festivals and get-togethers, allowing you to spend more time with your guests.


Total Servings:-



Preparation Time:-

25 Minutes


Cooking Times:-

0 minutes


Nutritional Value:-

342 calories, 26g fat, 25g carbs, 4g protein


Recipe Category:-






  • electric mixer
  • 9-inch springform pan


  1. for the crust:
  • 20 tim tam biscuits (360 g)
  • 80 g melted butter (cooled)
  1. for the cheesecake:
  • 300 ml thickened cream (cold)
  • 350 g cream cheese
  • 3 tsp gelatine powder
  • ¼th cup boiling water
  • 60 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  1. for garnishing:
  • 4-5 tim tam biscuits (roughly chopped)


prepare the crust:

  1. crush the tim tams: using a food chopper or blender, break up the tim tams into fine pieces. ensure that all large chunks are completely broken down for a smooth texture.
  2. melt the butter: dice the stick of butter into small pieces and transfer them to a microwave-safe bowl. microwave the bowl in ten-second intervals until the butter is completely melted. let it cool slightly before continuing with the recipe.
  3. add butter to the crumbs: pour the butter over the crushed tim tams and combine them properly.
  4. form the crust: transfer the mixture into a 9-inch pan (preferably a springform pan, but a round baking pan also works) and spread it evenly. press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the pan to form the crust. you can use your hand or the bottom of a glass for this step.
  5. freeze the crust: place the crust in the freezer and start working on the filling.

prepare the filling:

  1. whisk the cream: pour the cream into an electric mixer bowl (stand or hand mixer) and whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks. at this point, the firmness of the cream is just right to hold its shape when you remove the whisk out of the bowl.
  2. chill the whipped cream: transfer the whipped cream to the refrigerator while you work on the rest of the ingredients.
  3. keep gelatine ready: add the gelatine powder to boiling water and stir until fully dissolved. you'll need it shortly in the cheesecake filling, to ensure that the filling’s shape stays intact when you remove the cake from the fridge.
  4. mix cream cheese: use your mixer again – this time, to beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  5. add other ingredients: add the lemon juice, sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese. mix well until thoroughly combined. then add the gelatine mixture – but before adding, ensure it has dissolved and cooled completely.
  6. fold in the tim tams: add the cold whipped cream and roughly chopped tim tams into the cream cheese mixture and then fold gently.

assemble the cheesecake:

  1. prep the crust: ensure the crust is cold and firm from being in the freezer. pour the filling over it and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  2. place chocolate in a small bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute or until melted. drizzle over chilled cheesecake.
  3. chill overnight: refrigerate the assembled cheesecake overnight to allow it to set properly.

variations and customisations

double chocolate tim tam cheesecake: create a delicious double chocolate cheesecake by layering milk and dark chocolate cheesecake fillings. make the filling for those layers by adding both milk and dark chocolate into separate mixtures. then pour the milk chocolate layer over the tim tam crust, followed by the dark chocolate layer. let the cake be in the fridge until it's cold.
triple chocolate tim tam cheesecake: if you’re not satisfied with just a double chocolate cheesecake, we recommend the triple chocolate layered cheesecake. it's as easy to make as the standard version. in a food processor, blend one-third each of cream cheese, cream and sugar until smooth. add white chocolate and dissolved gelatine, then pour into the pan and chill. repeat the process with milk and dark chocolate layers. chill until set.
salted caramel tim tam cheesecake: if you’re into caramel, try adding salted caramel to your cheesecake! just buy salted caramel from a store or make it yourself and mix it into the cheesecake filling. don't forget to drizzle some extra salted caramel on top for the perfect finishing touch. then, enjoy a slice (or maybe more!) of this fantastic variation!

    serving and presentation tips

    • chill before serving: letting the cake be in the fridge allows it to set properly, resulting in a cake that holds its shape. it ensures that the cake is firm enough to slice neatly and hold its shape when plated.
    • release properly from the pan: to release the cheesecake from the pan and prepare it for serving, gently run a knife dipped in hot water along its edge to loosen it from the sides. re-dip the knife as needed to ensure smooth separation without dragging. once loosened, open the latch on the pan and carefully remove the sides.
    • garnish creatively: consider topping your cheesecake with crushed tim tams for a special touch – because let's be honest, there's no such thing as too much tim tams! you can also drizzle the cheesecake with melted chocolate or caramel sauce.
    • serve smaller slices: serving smaller slices allows guests to enjoy the dessert without feeling overwhelmed by its richness. so go for smaller slices, and before you start slicing, dip the blade of a sharp knife in hot water for neat cuts.


    in conclusion, if you're looking for a dessert that's both delicious and surprisingly easy to make, then look no further than tim tam cheesecake! this no-bake wonder has a mouthwatering cookie crust and a creamy filling that's just divine.

    to make things even more interesting, we've included some fun variations you can try. from double and triple chocolate to salted caramel cheesecake – every one of them is amazing and almost equally easy to make.

    and if you're whipping one up for a gathering, use our serving and presentation tips to bring out the best of your creation! by adding personal touches and using proper serving techniques, you can create a lasting impression of your tim tam cheesecake experience.

    so, grab your ingredients and get ready to indulge in a slice of this aussie dessert!

    faqs on tim tam cheesecake

    q. what are the key ingredients for tim tam cheesecake?

    a. the key ingredients for a tim tam cheesecake recipe include cream cheese, tim tam biscuits (as you might have guessed!), sugar, butter and whipped cream. you can use gelatine also to improve the stability of the cheesecake filling.

    q. can i use alternative biscuits for tim tam cheesecake?

    a. you can swap the tim tams with different biscuits if availability is an issue. try experimenting with biscuits that have similar chocolate or malt flavours to customise your cheesecake.

    q. how long does it take to prepare tim tam cheesecake?

    a. you'll need roughly 25 minutes to prepare the classic version of cheesecake with tim tams. and, of course, you need about 6 hours of refrigeration to let it set perfectly. the exact duration for preparation can vary depending on the tim tam cheesecake recipe, but most versions can be ready within a few hours.

    q. can i make tim tam cheesecake in advance?

    a. the cheesecake with tim tams is an excellent choice of dessert to make in advance. simply prepare it before an event or special occasion and let it chill in the refrigerator for several hours. chilling is essential for properly setting the filling, ensuring it firms up perfectly.


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