Amarula Cheesecake

I still can’t believe its December….Ke Desemba Boss!!… This year went by so fast….

In any case, December means weddings, imigidi (initiation celebrations) and unfortunately imingcwabo (funerals).  I always look forward to gate crashing all of them and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like that.

While some of us are looking forward to inviting ourselves at other people’s events, some are looking for recipes to prepare at these social gatherings and to entertain.  I came across this delectable Amarula Cheesecake recipe.  I’m such a big fan of Amarula if I could I would add it on anything and everything.   Hope you enjoy!

Amarula Cheesecake Recipe

Serves: 12 


250 g melted butter

1 packet tennis biscuits


625 g cream cheese

225 g castor sugar

22 g corn flour

2 eggs

6 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla extract

200 ml Amarula


70 ml cream

50 ml Amarula

240 g white chocolate

Fresh strawberries or maraschino cherries, mint leaves and freshly whipped cream for garnishing



  1. Preheat the oven to 200C۫.
  2. Using a food processor, crumble the tennis biscuits and while doing so, pour in the melted butter.
  3. Combine well. Then, using your hands, press the biscuit crust into the base of a spring form cake tin. Place in the fridge to set hard.
  4. Filling: Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, and while beating continuously, add the sugar and then the flour.
  5. Mix in the vanilla extract, the eggs and the Amarula. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for five minutes, then reduce the temperature to 100?C and bake for one hour. Allow to cool in the oven before taking it out.
  6. Topping:  Bring the Amarula and cream to the boil, lower the heat and add the white chocolate.
  7. Mix together until smooth and then pour it over the cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries or maraschino cherries, mint leaves and freshly whipped cream.

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About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 5 )

  • Mmmm, Amarula cheesecake… I am *so* going to make this (and I have a bottle of Amarula in the fridge!)! Lovely photo too 🙂

  • This looks absolutely delicious. All I have to do is find out where to buy Amarula (I live in Canada) but I do know of a South African specialty store so hopefully they sell it there.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      Hope you get to try it. Good luck with finding Amarula *fingers crossed* xx

  • Alex Baguley

    Can I make this the day before an event ? If so I leave the topping off until the day or will it be okay in the fridge overnight ? Thank you

    • Hi Alex,

      Make your cheesecake the day before and allow it to set. You can make the topping on the day of the event. Enjoy! 🙂

      Thuli Xx

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