April Daring Bakers

Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.

Okie. I’m a few days late with my April Daring Bakers post.  I have no excuses except that I just forgot when the posting date was.

I was excited to see that this months challenge was a Cheesecake since I’ve never made one, vegan or not. I’ve definitely eaten my share though. I was also happy that we could go with whatever flavor we wanted. I decided to go for Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter. It was an unusual choice for me since I have never been a fan of anything milk chocolate.  The peanut butter was a last minute decision and a good one at that. Just before I was pouring the cheesecake batter onto the crust I had the wonderful idea of spreading a nice layer of natural creamy peanut butter on the crust first.

As usual while I was baking the cheesecake I was sure it would be a total FAIL. Especially since I made up the recipe on the fly and have never made a cheesecake.  I dutifully let it continue baking though and cooled it down properly in the fridge until set. I went off to my yoga class, came home and ate some quinoa and beans and then cut a slice of the cheesecake.

I first surprised at how well it set up. I was then surprised at how tasty it was. The chocolate was very light tasting and definitely “milky” with a nice hint of cinnamon. The peanut butter was a glorious addition although next time I make it I’ll spread more on.  I’m really excited about this new recipe. It needs it’s little tweaks here and there like maybe more cream cheese and less tofu and a tad more sugar. It needs a bit more of that cream cheesey tang that I remember from real cheesecake. Overall I think this might turn out to be a great “base” recipe that I can change up the flavors however I want in the future.

p.s. sorry for the all BOLD post. I don’t even have my bold setting on as I type this. I’m too busy today to figure out why this is happening.

18 Comments on April Daring Bakers

  1. chi
    April 29, 2009 at 9:17 AM (12 years ago)

    that looks yummy!
    i cant wait to eat it!

  2. Lacey
    April 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM (12 years ago)

    Peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake? AWESOME!

  3. anjelikuh
    April 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM (12 years ago)

    Yuummm, chocolate + peanut butter can never go wrong. Such a rich combination. Great job!

  4. Chantal
    April 29, 2009 at 2:36 PM (12 years ago)

    Peanut butters must have swooned when they read spread peanut butter over the crust, sounds like a great idea!

  5. Katy
    April 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM (12 years ago)

    Peanut butter + chocolate = awesomeness!

  6. Nutmeg Nanny
    April 29, 2009 at 7:35 PM (12 years ago)

    Peanut butter and chocolate is sooooooo good together! Anything with that combination is a plus in my book:) You made a great looking cheesecake!!!

  7. Vegetation
    April 30, 2009 at 3:22 AM (12 years ago)

    Oh wow! If that was sitting in my fridge there would be none left just hours after it set up! Yum!!!

  8. Vic
    April 30, 2009 at 6:24 AM (12 years ago)

    Vegan Cheesecake is awesome! Yours looks great!

  9. Kris
    April 30, 2009 at 10:50 AM (12 years ago)

    I love cheesecake! That looks so creamy… yum!

  10. Melisser
    April 30, 2009 at 10:30 PM (12 years ago)

    It sure looks beautiful! I was never a cheesecake fan pregan, but I enjoy them now!

  11. Lisa
    April 30, 2009 at 10:41 PM (12 years ago)

    Milk chocolate and peanut butter happens to be one of my favorite flavor combos, so when I saw your beautiful cheesecake, I had to comment. Awesome job – simply mouth watering!

  12. asti
    April 30, 2009 at 11:13 PM (12 years ago)

    yum yum yum.. that peanut butter on the crust is surely a great idea. Well done.

  13. Nikki
    May 1, 2009 at 9:59 AM (12 years ago)

    Ouh yummy! Sounds and looks awesome!

  14. Jes
    May 3, 2009 at 2:15 PM (12 years ago)

    Mmm great looking cheesecake!

  15. yoga classes
    May 4, 2009 at 3:03 AM (12 years ago)

    yoga is great, but Zumba is so much fun!

  16. JennyBakes
    May 5, 2009 at 10:47 AM (12 years ago)

    It looks and sounds great. I’d love to hear how you made it, once you have the recipe tweaked to your satisfaction. Thanks for being a part of the April Daring Bakers Challenge!

    Jenny of JennyBakes


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