Well it has been a bit quite around here over the last few weeks as I have been working hard on the latest issue of The 4 Blades Magazine – The Desserts Issue. We worked so hard on creating a really thorough issue to cater to all dietary requirements. Some recipes were made several times to perfect, some were scraped from the mag and new ones added in last minute because they were just to good to leave out. This Sticky Date Cheesecake with Butterscotch Sauce is one of the recipes that was made several times over the last few months; not because it wasn’t perfect. Because it was soooo good I had to keep making it for people who kept requesting it again and again! This cheesecake was a massive hit at my boy’s school when I recently took one in for their morning tea recently. I am sure it will impress your guests just as much.

I LOVE cheesecake and I love any opportunity there is to create new versions. Those that know me know I don’t tend to cook a lot of baked cheesecakes. I am not sure why especially given how easy they are to make – just like this one! It is full of flavour and has a delicious butterscotch sauce to accompany it. Trust me when I say a little goes a long way!

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Looking for some new and exciting dessert recipes to wow your friends on that special occasion? The Desserts Issue of The 4 Blades Magazine is packed full of recipes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. We have everything from cheesecakes to pastries, delicious cakes and tarts, desserts for all seasons and desserts for those times you want something 5 minutes ago. There is something here for everyone.  

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  • Enjoy delicious warm desserts sure to warm you up in the cooler months. Can you imagine making your own churros and donuts (gluten-free!) from home? We show you how!
  • We teach you how to make tempting cold classic recipes with a twist like Double Decker Chocolate Mousse and Coconut Creme Caramels.
  • We feature an amazing selection of Champion Cheesecakes including Sticky Date Cheesecake with Butterscotch Sauce and the deliciously full flavoured Paleo Lemon Cheesecake!
  • Wow your friends with your home made patisserie items. How do Chocolate éclairs, Fruit Flan, Vanilla Slice and Profiteroles sound? Gluten free options too!
  • Our scrumptious range of cakes and tarts are sure to impress. Along with some family favourites, we have Red Velvet Cake and Caramel Mud Cake with a twist.
  • Join us at The Ice Cream Parlour for healthy Ice Creams, Sauces and everything in between! The Hokey Pokey Ice Cream will be a new family favourite!
  • Short on time? We have 6 delicious recipes you can create in under 10 minutes.
  • Just fancy something small after dinner? Try the home made After Dinner Mints or Raw Salted Caramel Balls.

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Sticky Date Cheesecake with Butterscotch Sauce

  • Serving Size: 10

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 70



  • 300g dried pitted dates
  • 200g water
  • ½ tsp bi carb soda
  • 500g cream cheese blocks, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 90g brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground mixed spice

Butterscotch sauce

  • 150g brown sugar
  • 200g pure cream
  • 60g butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Line a spring form tin with baking paper.
  2. Place pitted dates (300g), water (200g) and bi carb soda (1/2 tsp) into clean bowl. 5 minutes / 100C / Speed 2.
  3. Pour into a bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Into bowl, no need to clean it, add the cream cheese (500g), eggs (2), sugar (90g), cinnamon (1/2 tsp) and mixed spice (1/4 tsp).
  5. Mix on Speed 6 until combined. The time will vary depending on how soft your cream cheese it.
  6. Add the date mixture. Mix on Speed 6 until well combined.
  7. Pour into prepare tin. Place into oven and bake for approximately an hour. It will have a very slight wobble to it. Leave the oven door ajar and allow to cool.
  8. Once cooled place into the fridge for 4 hours to completely set and chill.
  9. To make the caramel sauce place the brown sugar (150g), cream (200g) and butter (60g) into bowl. 9 minutes / 100C / Speed 4.
  10. Serve the chilled cheesecake with warm or cooled sauce.


Please do not copy or share my recipes in full elsewhere. Please share the recipe URL instead. Before commencing any recipe, please be sure to read and adhere to the user guides and safety manuals of your thermo mixer and/or other appliances used. Each appliance differs; therefore, the recipes and methods are to be used as guides only. Exercise caution and common sense in the kitchen at all times.

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