Peanut Chocolate Cheesecake with Meringues

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 30 minutes
  • 8 servings
Peanut Chocolate Cheesecake with Meringues

If you have a weakness for chocolate this cheesecake might be the right choice for you. Because this cake is heavy on chocolate both in the filling and the glaze. You can even enrich the chocolatey goodness with crunchy peanuts and biscuit base. Did we mention the crumbled Snickers and meringue topping? It’s the icing on the cake (pun intended).

Ingredients


For the base:

4 ounces of biscuits, crushed
⅓ cup melted butter

For the filling:

1 cup cream cheese
1 ½ cups of sour cream
6 eggs
⅔ cup sugar
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of melted dark chocolate
⅔ cup peanuts

For the topping:

⅔ cup melted dark chocolate
1 snickers bar (crumbled)
3 ounces of meringues for garnishing (8 - 9 meringues)

Steps

  1. For the base:

    Add the crushed biscuits and melted butter to a bowl. Mix them until even.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a springform cake pan. Spread it evenly, then press it gently using a rubber spatula. Set aside.
  3. For the filling:

    Add the cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Mix until smooth using a spatula and then a hand mixer.

  4. Transfer some 1/2 from the cream cheese mixture to another bowl. Add 1 cup of melted chocolate and mix until even. Set aside.
  5. Add the remaining cup of melted chocolate to a bowl and mix the peanuts in.
  6. Pour the chocolate and peanut mixture into the pan over the crushed biscuit base. Spread it evenly.
  7. Alternately pour the cream cheese mixture and the cream cheese – chocolate mixture over the peanut chocolate layer. Do this so that they form a two-colored circular pattern.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes at 300⁰F/150⁰C.
  9. For the topping:

    Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place a rack on top of it. Place the baked cake on the rack.

  10. Glaze the cake with melted chocolate and garnish it with crumbled Snickers and meringues.

4 Comments

  1. It would be helpful to have ingredient measurements in grms or ounces I had to convert it all sounds nice tho going try it

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