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This is every other one in each of my desired cheesecake cake recipes.

What can I say? I’m simply truly crazy about cheesecake cakes. May be taken into consideration one of in recent times I’ll write a cookbook absolutely dedicated to this sort of cake. Wouldn’t that be a laugh e-book to have? Goodness, I assume I’d advantage approximately 40 kilos writing an e-book like that! Anyway, the aggregate of chocolate and peanut butter is attractive to such a whole lot of people these days, so I notion this could be a remarkable combination for my modern cheesecake cake. There are two layers of chocolate cake, and sandwiched in among the cake layers is a layer of peanut butter cheesecake. The entire cake is blanketed with peanut butter frosting, topped with chocolate ganache, after which sprinkled with peanut butter cups. IT’S VERY RICH… so a small slice do ya just fine!

One chocolate cake layer is going on your platter. I want to slip little pieces of wax paper underneath the edges so the frosting doesn’t lessen to rubble my platter.
A small amount of peanut butter frosting is going on top of the primary cake layer.
Then the cheesecake layer goes on next!
More frosting is unfolded onto the cheesecake layer (the frosting simply shape of lets in the layers to paste collectively a piece better).
The second layer of cake tops the cheesecake.
Then everything is frosted. Once you have the whole thing covered, you may then slip out the wax paper and throw it away.

I delivered a chocolate ganache to the top. I’m no longer sure you really want it for the reason that cake is absolutely and definitely decadent and best all on its own. It’s really your call. My chocolate seized up on me a chunk bit, so it’s no longer wonderful amazing and beautiful (however it is able to be!) Otherwise, the peanut butter cups are sprinkled over the top. Don’t skip out on those! The Reeses mini cups may be positioned to your market’s candy aisle.


  • Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups creamy peanut butter (do now not use natural)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • three/4 cup bitter cream
  • 3 massive eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. Reese's minis (or chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups)


  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1¾ cups all reason flour
  • three/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 huge eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • half of the cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups creamy peanut butter, (do now not use natural)
  • 1/4 cup milk (or a hint more, as wanted)
  • three cups powdered sugar

CHOCOLATE GANACHE (recipe from Ina Garten):

  • 8 oz. correct semisweet chocolate chips
  • half of cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules
  • eight oz. Reese's minis (or chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 ranges F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray. It's additionally remarkable if you could line it with a spherical of parchment paper if you have it. In a huge bowl, use an electric powered mixer to mix the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Mix inside the sugar then beat within the bitter cream, eggs, and vanilla. Keep mixing until the entirety is splendid and clean. If you want to have Reeses in the cheesecake, stir them in now. Scrape the batter into the organized pan and easy the pinnacle. Bake till it's far now not notable wiggly inside the center even as you (gently) shake the pan. A tiny little bit of wiggle is fine, however, if there can be masses then it's not quite finished yet. It has to take among 1 hour and 1 hour and 15 mins to bake the cheesecake until carried out (it's absolutely k if the cheesecake takes place to crack- it will now not be noticeable in the cake). Remove from the oven and permit cool on the counter. Transfer to the freezer and keep frozen until prepared to gather the cake.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch spherical baking pans. Whisk collectively sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in huge mixer bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 mins. Stir in water (batter can be thin). Pour batter lightly into organized pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or till wooden choose out inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 mins; dispose of from pans to twine racks. Cool definitely.


  1. In a massive bowl, use an electric powered mixer to combine the butter and peanut butter. Beat till smooth and well-blended. Mix in 1/4 cup milk, then add within the sugar a hint at a time until it is all combined in. Sprinkle in a piece extra milk, if needed, and maintain to beat until the frosting is an exceptional spreading consistency. It needs to be creamy and delicious!


  1. Place one cake layer into the middle of a cake plate or platter. Lightly frost the primary layer of cake. Remove the cheesecake from the freezer, take off the rims of the pan, and slide a knife under the cheesecake to release it from the pan and peel off the parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to trim the cheesecake across the rims, as wished to form the dimensions of your cake layers (see *Tips). Place the cheesecake layer on the pinnacle of the number one cake layer. Lightly frost the cheesecake layer. Place the second cake layer on a pinnacle of the cheesecake.


  1. Scoop an extraordinary amount of frosting onto the pinnacle of the cake. Use a flat spatula to unfold the frosting smoothly in the course of the pinnacle and down the edges. For the ganache: Cook the thick brown cream crab, and instant coffee at the top of the double boiler using boiling water so it's easy and warm, stirring occasionally.Set aside until barely cool to the touch, after which drizzle over the pinnacle of the cake and permit it to drip down the perimeters. Sprinkle Reeses on the top.
  2. Refrigerate this cake till ready to serve (see tips beneath for serving and storage).

This recipe is inspired by recipe girl 
*Measure your cheesecake layer towards the cake layers. If the cheesecake layer appears to be slightly big size spherical than your cake layers, flow it to a reducing board and use a knife to gently shave off a number of the outside of the cheesecake.

*If you're serving this cake at a party, it’s perfectly k to go away the cake at room temperature for a couple of hours (the cheesecake thaws very quickly). Otherwise, maintain it stored in the refrigerator. It moreover freezes perfectly. Freeze it as is, then wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer until it's miles wanted. Leftover slices also can be wrapped and frozen.