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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  • Susan Rice says:

    So my niece just sent this recipe with a request for dessert at Sunday night dinner. Love this recipe and the pics are great!! Thanks so much. I’ll take a pic for you😋

  • Karen says:

    I made snicker cake into squares yummy I baked cake and cream cheese section marbled together

  • Annette says:

    Outstanding recipes. I will be trying some of these, why? I LOVE SWEETS!!!😂😂

  • ric says:

    I made this for my work employees and they loved it. I used real whipping cream sweetened a little, but came out great.

  • Aparna Majeji says:

    Hey there Amanda! awesome recipe but I do have a query.. I’m a strict vegetarian n can’t use eggs.. so can u help me out wid any alternative to that?

  • Susan says:

    I made this. The combination of Snickers frosting and chocolate ganache has to be the best thing I have ever tasted. I even closed my eyes! Didn’t like the peanuts in the cheesecake, felt funny on my teeth. Anyway your cake was superb. Thank you so much. My niece sent me the recipe for our family dinner. So even though I’m leaving cheesecake out in future you need to know you excelled on this cake. Thank you again!!!!! PS Loved the part about stuffing your face with Snickers lol lol

  • Andrew says:

    I will be switching the Whip Cream for white frosting with snickers chopped up and put into it.

  • Marie says:

    Why isnt it printable

    • Carol says:

      Just under Snickers Frosting is a symbol PRINT…

  • Shelly says:


    I am excited to try this recipe.But, I have 9 inch cake pans and a 9 inch spring form pan.
    Do you have the conversion measurements for this size?

  • Sandy Danner says:

    I would like to be able to get the snicker cheese cake sent by email. I am unable to print it

    • Chris Classen says:

      Can you cut and paste the recipe?

    • Victoria says:

      🤔I don’t think you can send food by email😁

  • Holly says:

    How can I email this

  • Sonia Williams says:

    I love that snicker cheese cake I wish I had one now

  • Patricia Funkhouser says:

    This cake looks absolutly out of this world. What a job thanks so much for sharing. I will be following.

  • Rhonda Beach says:

    Oh how wonderful!!! Looks so delicious!!!

  • John says:

    Cake over flowed in oven on first attempt. Any pointers for second attempt after i clean oven! Lol

  • Linda says:

    Wonder what the calorie count is…. guess i shouldnt ask

  • Irene Smith-Rice says:

    A friend posted this cake on FB and I made the mistake of making a “yummy noise” in front of my husband. Now he wants this for his birthday. Okay.. it’s gonna happen. Looks so tasty.. thank you!!

  • FrankH says:

    How many cake pans do I need, 3?

  • Joan Bopp says:
    I bake cheesecakes all the time, so wanted to give you a hint: if you wrap foil around cheesecake pan and bake in a hot water bath, your cheesecake will not crack.

  • Irene Smith-Rice says:

    Made this for my husband’s 50th. I’m glad that I love him because this was the “busiest” cake recipe I’ve ever seen. Taste is superb but wasn’t crazy about the peanuts in the frosting. This cake is VERY rich and a few of us couldn’t even finish one slice. Yummy but really filling 🙂

  • Jenny says:

    When you line the springform is the baking paper just on the bottom or do you wrap around the sides too? If the second how do you do that? My husband wants this cake as a late birthday present.

  • Judi says:


  • Connie Jo Callis says:

    This cake is right down my alley. Can’t wait to make one! Thanks for posting!

  • Paula says:

    Hello, I’m getting ready to make this cake. I also saw it on facebook and am getting ready to make it for a special occasion. Can this recipe be converted into 9″ cakes. Do you have the specs (increased measurements for it). thanks, paula

  • Marilyn says:

    Is there anyway I can get the Amish sugar cookie recipe you posted lately. I love your recipes!!

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