Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Chocolate Layer Cake
 
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, soft
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
Chocolate Cake
  • ½ cup salted butter, soft
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • ½ cup milk
Frosting
  • 1½ cup salted butter, soft
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup whole milk
Ganache
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • peanut butter cup minis for garnish and 1 regular size for center
Instructions
Cheesecake
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Fill the sides of a cheesecake moat with hot water.
  3. Line 9 inch springform pan with parchment circle.
  4. Beat cream cheese and sugar.
  5. Add peanut butter, salt, and eggs. Mix well.
  6. Add sour cream and heavy cream,
  7. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour in pan and bake 45 minutes.
  9. Shut oven and leave cheesecake in oven 25 minutes more.
  10. Remove and cool completely. Then refrigerate.
Cake
  1. Grease and line two 9-inch cake pans with parchment and grease parchment.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine cooled coffee with milk and set to the side.
  4. Beat butter and sugar 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time.
  6. Slowly add all the dry ingredients, alternating with the coffee mixture in 3 additions.
  7. Pour into the 2 pans and bake 25 mins. Cool and refrigerate,
Frosting
  1. Beat butter until creamy.
  2. Add peanut butter, sugar, and milk.
  3. Beat fluffy!
Ganache
  1. Microwave chocolate and cream until melted.
  2. Let cool a bit.
Assembly
  1. Place chocolate cake on platter, top with cheesecake and then the second chocolate cake.
  2. Frost with frosting.
  3. Pour on ganache.
  4. Pipe on peanut butter frosting decorations and decorate with reese's!
  5. Chill until serving time!
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/peanut-butter-cheesecake-chocolate-layer-cake/