Snickers Cheesecake Cake

filed under: Cheesecakes on February 18, 2015

This show-stopping Snickers Cheesecake Cake is definitely meant for special occasions! It’s so sweet you may get a tooth-ache! 😉 If you love decadent desserts be sure to head on over and look at this!

Snickers Cheesecake Cake

Layers of chocolate cake, snickers cheesecake, fudge sauce, caramel, whipped topping, and snickers candy of course! Think it’s a mouthful to say? Just wait until you try a bite!

5 from 7 votes
Snickers Cheesecake Cake!
snickers cheesecake cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Cooling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
55 mins

This show-stopping Snickers Cheesecake Cake is definitely meant for special occasions! It’s so sweet you may get a tooth-ache!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickers cake, snickers cheesecake cake
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Rettke
Snickers Cheesecake
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 16 "fun size" snickers candy bars chopped (2 cups total)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. McCormick® vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee, can substitute hot water
  • 1 (12-oz.) package milk chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
Snickers Frosting
  • 9 fun size Snickers bars
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Whipped Cream I used Cool Whip®
  • 4 extra Snickers® bars chopped for garnish
Snickers Cheesecake
  1. Place cream cheese into bowl of stand mixer. Mix on medium-low speed for 30 seconds. Add in sugar and eggs and beat until smooth.
  2. Remove bowl from stand and stir in chopped candy bars by hand.
  3. Stuff face full of chopped snickers pieces and tell no one. Ever.
  4. Prepare an 8-inch springform pan by spraying with bakers spray and lining with parchment.
  5. Pour the filling into the pan and bake until set, 35-40 minutes at 325 degrees.
  6. Set the pie on a wire rack and let it cool completely.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before assembling cake.
  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping
  4. the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350, until a cake tester comes out clean.

  5. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. (I prepared my cakes in two 8in round cake pans)
  1. Pour water to depth of 3 inches into bottom of a double boiler (or medium pan) over medium-high heat, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; place chocolate and salt in top of double boiler (or medium pan) over simmering water.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until melted.
  4. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until blended and smooth. Remove from heat; add butter and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until smooth.

Snickers Frosting
  1. Melt Snickers bars with 1 stick butter in a saucepan over very low heat. (about five minutes) Once melted, remove from heat and add
  2. confectioners sugar (starting with 3 cups and adding more only if frosting seems to runny) then the milk.
  3. Whisk until smooth.


Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

Snickers Cake

I recently had a conversation and it went something like this:


“What? What is it?”


Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

Yes, it most definitely is.

But I could not help myself. It was magical, that spilling forth of sugary sweet rich chocolate ganache and Snickers® frosting.

Yes, I said Snickers frosting. Poured on a cake. A cake with a Snickers cheesecake inside.

Sandwiched between layers of dark chocolate cake.

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

Then topped with whipped cream and more chocolate ganache and Snickers frosting.

I think this cake ranks right up there with one of the most over-the-top I have ever made. And I have made a few my friends.

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

Recipes for a Snickers Cake

I believe the first one I ever made was actually more than 2 years ago – White Chocolate Cheesecake Milky Way Cake-, but not nearly as pretty as anything others are making!

Recipe adapted from Snickers® Bar Cheesecake Pie, Snickers® Frosting, Perfect Chocolate Cake.

There is a heck of a lot going on with this Snickers® Cheesecake Recipe, but it actually all went pretty smoothly. (Also, feel free to use a box mix for the chocolate cake; I recommend a Dark Chocolate)

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!


How to Make a Snickers Cake:

Prepare Snickers Cheesecake and allow to cool for a couple of hours.

Prepare cake and allow to cool for at least one hour. (30 minutes in the freezer)

Prepare ganache immediately after making the Snickers frosting.

Place one 8-inch layer of chocolate cake on the cake stand. Carefully place cheesecake on top of that. Set other layer of 8-inch cake on top of cheesecake.

Pour warm ganache over the cake and allow to spill over the sides. This is a THICK ganache: if that bothers you at all feel free to add milk or heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, to reach your desired consistency.

Right after you have poured the ganache, gently spoon the Snickers frosting over the cake. This is much thinner and will run over the sides faster, so go slow and get a feel for how you want the cake to look.

Using an open star tip, pipe out dollops of whipped cream around the edge of the cake.

Using a fork (or a piping bag with a very small round tip) drizzle more ganache and frosting over the cake.

Insert a piece of candy bar into the top of each whipped cream dollop. Chill until ready to serve.

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

You will have some ganache and Snickers frosting left over, but I have a recipe coming up that I think will be the perfect use for those leftovers. Just in case I don’t get them posted in the next couple of days here are a couple of ways to use it:

ice cream

any cake

with a spoon

I am here to help folks.

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

This cake is seriously amazing. I know I say that all the time, but that’s because I can’t tell a lie. 😉

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  • Janel says:

    Because it is so sweet I would use semi sweet chocolate chips and use real whipped cream only slightly sweetened with a hint of almond flavoring that is real. I would also recommend using coffee and not just water. The coffee gives the chocolate cake flavor. Otherwise, I believe this cake could cause a heart attack!Yum!

  • Ismai says:

    As a baker I love these

  • CHawkins says:

    Did she say leftover ganache and frosting!! There will not be any by the time I brew some fresh coffee and grab a spoon and the ‘leftovers’! This recipe sounds amazing!

  • Judy says:

    I am going to make this for my birthday..and my family ☺

    • Margaret Green says:

      I think I can wait until Father’s Day,I think,I think…Nope! Planning a grocery run as I comment! The ganache is running over the windmills of my mind!

  • Kelly says:

    Took way longer than 30 minutes to bake the cheesecake filling!!! It took one almost an hour!

  • Liz Contogiannis says:

    Wonderful idea!

  • Teri says:

    Can’t wait to try this for father’s day. My husband love Snickers. So this should be a hit

  • Patti says:

    I love snickers so I’m definitely going to bake this sweet treat soon. Can’t wait.

  • LORA SNEED says:


  • Diane says:

    This cake could send me straight to Coronary Care Unit at my local hospital! But I bet I still try making it some time. Yum 😋!

  • Mary says:

    I want this recipe!!!

  • Sherry says:

    Just made this. Oh my goodness, best cake ever. Was short on time so I made some tweaks. Bought premade cream cheese filling and added the chopped snickers and a 3 chocolate cake mix. Husband says it’s the best cake he’s ever eaten. Only problem with premade filling is it has to be refrigerated if leftover. So, so good.

    • Amanda says:

      So glad you liked it! <3

  • Barrie says:

    Oh wow this dessert looks amazing!! Have to try this when a special time or event comes around! Thanks for this recipe!!!

  • Jeanette Scroggins says:

    Can you use other candy bars i can`t have peanuts. The cake looks delish.

  • Shirley Waffle says:

    Looks so yummy! Hope my try looks half as good!

  • Patsy Bryant says:

    I will take one of each of those recipes.

  • Rowena MacArthur says:

    I will make this for the grandchildren. Love to try new things.

  • Sandy Rupp says:

    Have you ever tried making a pineapple upside down cheesecake cake? Cheesecake Factory used to make it but I don’t know if it is on the menu now. Each time I check, it is not. That is one that I would be willing to make!

  • susan journet says:

    snickdoodle cheesecake looks amazing

  • Sherry says:

    Can another candy bar be subbed for the Snickers, like maybe Milky Way?

  • Katherine Fatheree says:

    Didn’t show all of the frosting instructions. Can only get in touch with me through Facebook messenger

  • Sharon says:

    Hi your cake looks scrumptious I am going to have to try it at least once, what are the nutritional facts on a cake like that per serving?

  • Cher Howe says:

    Step 3 cheesecake?? Put pieces into batter. How can I stuff face? Do you put them into batter, then fish them out again? I don’t understand

    • Amanda says:

      HAHAHAHAHA. This is hilarious.

  • Leonida Lavado says:

    Hello.i am always following your mouth watering recipes.cakes and everything..i am a newbie baker..God bless

  • Donny Gallagher says:

    You Need a Print option real bad. I do NOT use folks sites who don’t have a Print option!

    • Amanda says:

      I do. 🙂 It’s always on the recipe.

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