Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Last week, Fatin was home. Dia cuti hujung minggu and she wanted to eat cheese cake. Kebetulan martha stewart page on facebook was featuring this cake. So aku pun pegi la beli bahan2 and baked this. The verdict? I dont like it because I dont like peanut butter in anything except on a slice of bread. Fatin, my sister Ayu and Nora love it! Will I bake it again? Yes, kalau fatin ada. :)

Patutnya drizzle dengan chocolate ganache, but the girls taknak. Dia org lagi suka makan mcm ni. Next time I baked this, I will omit the peanut butter and it will be perfect marble cheesecake recipe! Way better than the ones selling at Secret Recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Martha Stewart

1 cup finely ground chocolate wafer cookies (4 ounces) (I used graham crackers)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar

4 ounces semisweet chocolate (55 to 61 percent cacao), finely chopped (I used dark chocolate)
4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar (The sugar should be reduced to 1 cup only)
Pinch of coarse salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wrap bottom and outside of a 9-inch springform pan with a double layer of foil. Coat bottom of pan with cooking spray, and line with parchment. Spray parchment. Stir together cookie crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Press mixture firmly into bottom of pan, and bake until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack.


1. Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Let cool.

2. Beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and beat in sugar in a slow, steady stream until combined.

3. Beat in salt and vanilla until thoroughly combined and completely smooth.

4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until combined after each addition (do not overmix). 

5. Divide cream-cheese filling in half. Stir peanut butter into 1 half; stir melted chocolate into other half. Ladle 1 cup peanut butter filling into center of crust, and tap pan gently on counter to settle. Ladle 1 cup chocolate filling directly on top of peanut butter filling. Repeat, then switching to half-cup amounts, continue to ladle fillings into crust, alternating them until all of each filling is used.

6.  Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Set cake pan in a large roasting pan, and transfer to oven. Carefully pour boiling water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of cake pan. Bake until cake is set but still slightly wobbly in center, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate cake in pan until cold, at least 6 hours, up to overnight. Before unmolding, run a knife around edge of cake. Pour glaze over top of cake, smoothing with an offset spatula and letting it drip down the sides.

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