Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Last week I got an email from a kind reader asking if I would consider developing a recipe for one of her favorite "factory-made" desserts. The minute I clicked the link she provided, I knew I wanted to make her cheesecake dreams come true. I had concerns about how this cake would translate to real world baking. No doubt it is mass-produced with industrial equipment since it is sold nationwide at a popular restaurant chain. I knew I would have to simplify each of the recipe's elements and keep the baking equipment simple. With its many layers, the recipe I came up with is time consuming, but it will not be difficult for the home baker to execute. One other thing. Of course, the chocolate curls are optional, but just in case you want to make them I'm including a how-to video for them in this post. Below are many of the steps illustrated in pictures. The recipe has notes that correspond with the numbered pictures. Note: Plan ahead, this cake should be made over the course of 2-3 days.