White Chocolate Cheesecake and Chocolate Milky Way Cake

filed under: Cheesecakes on January 2, 2013

Most folks are doing what should be done right about now.  Posting healthy recipes, exercise plans, motivation factors to help us follow through with our New Years Resolutions of Losing Weight and Getting Healthier.


White Chocolate Cheesecake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Most folks are doing what should be done right about now. Posting healthy recipes, exercise plans, motivation factors to help us follow through with our New Years Resolutions of Losing Weight and Getting Healthier.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Cheesecake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 4 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. heavy cream
  • pinch of salt
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-in springform pan and set aside.
  2. Using a double broiler or in 30-second increments in the microwave, melt the white chocolate.
  3. In mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar until light and smooth.
  4. Add in flour, salt, and vanilla.
  5. One at a time, add in the room temperature eggs.
  6. Add in the heavy cream and beat on medium until creamy.
  7. Remove mixer bowl from stand and pour in the melted white chocolate. Fold in by hand.
  8. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven.
  9. Allow cheesecake to cool completely before removing from pan. I placed my cheesecake in the fridge until I was ready to assemble the cake.

  10. You can use whatever crust you prefer for cheesecake, I used a premade Oreo crust I purchased at the store. I simply pressed the crust into the bottom of the pan and poured the cheesecake mixture over the top



milky choc cake

I am completely incapable of honoring any diet resolution, so instead sharing with you one of the most ridiculous, over the top, insane cakes I have ever thought up much less made.

I wasn’t planning on sharing it because its so crazy.   Its got roughly 3,456 calories per slice.  In addition to the obnoxious sweetness, it was the most expensive cake I have ever made for fun, rolling in at roughly $30.  For a cake.  For one cake.  One little cake.

milky way cheesecake

But, based on some blogging stories of late, I am going to share it anyway.  My blogging motto for 2013 is “Be Me”.

And more times than not *I* am totally ridiculous and over the top and obnoxious.

*shame spiral*

Lets still be friends.  I promise to behave in public.  Most of the time.

I used Ree’s Milky Way Cake recipe and prepared it in a 9-inch cake pan.  There was a little batter left over so I threw that in another 9-inch pan and had a little snack.  (If you choose to do the same, just keep an eye on it during baking, as it will cook faster with less batter.)  That was the top layer.

I also used her Milky Way frosting to cover the cake, although my cake was very chilled when I added it.

milky way cake

The bottom layer is a deeply rich Chocolate Cake.  In place of one of the cups of hot water, I used 1 cup of fresh brewed coffee.  That was the bottom layer and the White Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust is in the middle.

I also covered the cake in a buttercream crumb coat before chilling it overnight.  The link goes to my Neapolitan Rose Cake, which is covered in 47 pounds the most wonderfully luscious and satisfying basic buttercream.

See, look at that.  I cant stop.

Must. Remember. To. Be. Healthier.

milky choc cake words


Well, maybe next year.

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I love you for this over the top and completely incredible cake. Who cares about diet resolutions, right? 😉

    • Amanda says:

      lol Well, I certainly wish *I* did more! My waistline could use a good diet. 😉 Be blessed today my friend!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    This looks scrumptious, Amanda! I hope your family had a wonderful Christmas and a great new year! xoxo

  • Elizabeth Ann says:

    Oh my goodness! Seriously! This looks incredible! 🙂

  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker says:

    Oh my!! Yes Please! I’ll indulge with you! This is divine!

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:

    Thanks for giving me a good laugh! All those gorgeous layers can’t be wrong…I hope you have a good crowd to share this one with!

    Happy New Year!

  • Julie D. says:

    Oh, wow, Milky Way and cheesecake! This may be the death of me!!!

  • Regan says:

    This is a totally normal cake! What’s the fuss about!?! NOW……if you had poured ganache over the top……well!……THEN it would be completely insane! Hmmmmmm! LOL

    Note to self………Must. Try. This. Cake!!!!

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Amanda says:

      Ha! I like the way you think! 🙂

  • this is lemonade says:

    I kept scrolling until I found the dissected cake picture so that I could see all the hidden layers and have a little ogle 😉
    I don’t make diet resolutions. I will stop eating anything if I have an intolerance, but I firmly believe that everything else in moderation is good for one’s overall wellbeing.
    Enjoy your cake! This one looks so sweet it has to be shared. I don’t think I could eat it all by myself even if I tried 😉
    Happy happy sweet new year x

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says:

    Oh my. Good thing I’m not standing in your kitchen because this cake would be surrounded by, you know, MY MOUTH. I just love all of the flavors going on in this luscious confection. What a way to start out 2013!

  • LizA says:

    Healthy diet is something that must be practiced on a daily basis, and not just a first of the year resolution. That being said, I’ll start eatting better *after* a slice of cake.

    Every day’s better with cake.
    Bring on the recipes!

  • Nic@diningwithastud says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous AND delicious! I think your blogging motto is perfect 🙂

  • Aikko @ Bake Happy says:

    No diet resolutions for me this year, so this cake will definitely be on my bucket list of cakes to make 🙂

  • Jen @ Savory Simple says:

    That is one stunningly beautiful cake!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    I adore that this is completely over the top and that you don’t give a flip about resolutions. Neither do I so that makes two of us. Gorgeous creation!

    • Amanda says:

      You are too cute!! 🙂

  • grace says:

    uh…it just doesn’t get much more decadent than this. creators like you are why i don’t bother making resolutions. 🙂

  • Kristen says:

    Holy cow, Amanda. I want this for my birthday cake!

    • Amanda says:

      When is your birthday again?????

  • Brie @ Entrée the Giant says:

    I’m right there with you on the white chocolate theme today:

    That cheesecake looks gorgeous – almost too pretty to eat!

  • Lynn says:

    Oh my gosh, this cake is making me drool! I simply have to make it! I do have a question, though. Did you put a layer of the buttercream frosting between the dark chocolate cake and the cheesecake? And what about between the cheesecake and the Milky Way cake? I just want to make sure I do it right. After all, you are definitely right when you say it is VERY expensive to make! :0)

    • Amanda says:

      I put a layer of buttercream over the bottom layer of dark chocolate cake, and then no more until the crumb coat. Please do let me know if you have more questions! 🙂

      • Claire says:

        hi! I was wondering if you put pecans in your Milky Way frosting? (this is the very top coating right?, ontop of the buttercream?) and also what are those delicious chopped up things around the cake? more milky ways?

        • Amanda says:

          Its all Milky Way bars cut up into small pieces! 🙂

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    This is how I want to start the new year! 🙂

  • Megan says:

    There’s the saying we’ve all heard “There’s no crying in baseball.” We need to start saying “There’s no shame in baked goods!!” I don’t believe in resolutions (unless it’s a postive one like being nice to strangers) and I don’t believe in diets. I can’t wait to make this! Thank you so much for sharing! And the photos are gorgeous!

    • Amanda says:

      lol Love that!

  • Margee says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen such a stylish cheesecake! Only you could make the inside of a cheesecake looks so beautiful. Impressive!

    On a side note, all the best with your upcoming bundle of joy! How lucky your family is to have such a talented mommy 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      🙂 Thank you so much. You are the best!

  • Yii-Huei says:

    When I saw the picture of the sliced cake, I was literally speechless. That looks so sinful!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! I would agree with that! lol

  • Joyse Huber says:

    Although being in a nursing home @ the baby age of 59 for
    number of reasons, I am looking at this cheesecake wanting
    to make it. I want just want 1 bite because that being said,
    being diabetic, 1 slice would send me into a diabetic coma! But
    one can dream can”t one? Don’t worry, I won’t do it. Just

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    I’m trying to cut down on sugar this year. But, um, I think I have room for a slice of this. Maybe two? Yes, definitely. It’s just gorgeous!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    YUM!! Please remember…I’m always available to help finish off any of your crazy delicious cakes. This one looks incredible – I’ve been craving some cheesecake lately!

    • Amanda says:

      Ha! I will not forget you my friend! 🙂