Are you ready to be the talk of your next Christmas party or family gathering? Look no further as we bring you the ultimate cheesecake.
Here is how you make it:
Choc brownie base
8 ounces good-quality chocolate
¾ cup butter, melted
1¼ cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
¾ cup flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
Peanut butter cheesecake
900 grams cream cheese (approximately 32 ounces)
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups whipped cream
Choc brownie base
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
Chop the chocolate into chunks. Melt half, then save the other half for later.
Mix the butter and the sugar, then beat in the eggs and vanilla for 1-2 minutes until the mixture has become fluffy and light in color.
Whisk in the reserved melted chocolate (make sure the chocolate is not too hot or else the eggs will cook), then sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix as this will cause the brownies to be more cake-like in texture.
Fold in the chocolate chunks, then transfer the batter into a parchment paper-lined square baking dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer can be removed from brownie cleanly
Peanut butter filling
Whip the cream cheese on high speed in a large bowl, adding the powdered sugar slowly until the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
Add the peanut butter and continue beating on high speed until everything is incorporated.
Fold in the whipped cream with a rubber spatula just until combined and pour the cheesecake mixture into the spring form pan on top of the chilled crust.
Smooth out the top carefully with a spatula and allow the cheesecake to set in the freezer for 6 to 12 hours, or overnight for best results.
To get the most enjoyment from this recipe – don’t over indulge! This dessert is very decadent and over indulging can lead you to feeling terrible and reducing the positive experience. Our top tips for enjoying without the food coma are to 1) eat serving on a small plate 2) eat slowly, with a teaspoon 3) have a glass of water with it. Happy eating!