Saturday, July 9, 2011

THE QUADRUPLE LAYER PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CHEESECAKE!!!!


THE QUADRUPLE LAYER PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CHEESECAKE!!!! 2 CHEESECAKE LAYERS, 2 GF CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYERS, 2 LAYERS OF THICK HOMEMADE CARAMEL, GANACHE GLAZE, WHIPPED GANACHE FROSTING, PEANUT BUTTER TOPPING FOR DECORATION, REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AND HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CRAFTED CURLS.... MOVE OVER CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!!!! NEED I SAY MORE????????????????????? WHAT DO U THINK???YUP! THE CAKE IS WEIGHING IN AT A WHOPPING 11.5 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!
GETTING READY FOR THE FIRST SLICE!!!
OOOOOOOOH!!!! CHECK OUT THOSE LAYERS!!!!!
ARE YOU CONVINCED YET THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS??? SET ASIDE 2 DAYS MINIMUM AND GET TO WORK. USE ANY CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE OR MIX YOU LIKE.
I USED BETTER BATTER GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX TO MAKE THIS A GLUTEN FREE RECIPE. THIS CAKE IS WORTH EVERY SINGLE CALORIE!!!!!!! OH YEAH, AND SERVE THIS WITH A BIG SCOOP OF HOMEMADE VANILLA ICE CREAM ON TOP!!!!

BAKE BETTER BATTER CAKES IN TWO 9 INCH PANS FOLLOWING BOX MIX.

Crustless Cheesecake portion:

30 mini peanut butter cups, CUT IN FOURTHS

2 sticks softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

4- 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened

1- 3 oz. package cook and serve vanilla pudding

4 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two 9" pans with shortening, line the pans with
parchment and then grease the parchment. Lightly flour the pans and tap out excess
over the sink.

Cream butter and sugar. Add cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except peanut butter cups. Mix again until smooth. Fold in peanut butter cups. Divide batter evenly between 2 pans. Bake 55- 1 hour. Once out of the oven, place immediately in freezer! Cheesecake will deflate forming a nice pocket for the caramel.
Turn out frozen cheesecakes and remove parchment. Reline the pan they
were in with enough parchment to hang over the sides of the pan.
Place the cheesecakes back in the pans and return to freezer.

Make the caramel

TWO -14 ounce cans of Eagle sweetened condensed milk

10 T. butter

80 KRAFT caramels

Make the caramel in 2 batches dividing above ingredients. Put 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 5 tbsp. butter and 40 caramels in a bowl. Microwave about 3 mins. until smooth-stir as you go.

Pour caramel evenly over center of frozen cheesecakes. Return cheesecake layers to freezer.

Layer cakes: chocolate, cheesecake and repeat

Frosting Recipe
1 2/3 cup Nestle chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 T. light Karo corn syrup

Put chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat cream in microwave. Pour hot cream over chips and stir. Remove 2/3 cup chocolate mixture into a bowl and add corn syrup to it. Pour this over top of cake for a shiny look. Return cake to freezer.

Pour rest of the ganache into the mixer bowl and whip on high for about 8 mins. until fluffy!! Frost sides of cake with this!

Peanut Butter decorations:
2/3 c. Skippy peanut butter-creamy!
8 T. soft butter
1 c. powdered sugar
Beat pb and butter and slowly add sugar. Beat till smooth. Pipe onto cake using pastry bag or ziploc bag with cut corner.

For Chocolate curls, I melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet and scraped it up when cool using a bench craper. You tube has great videos for technique!


ADAPTED FROM http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2011/03/peanut-butter-cup-chocolate-cake.html


linking this post up with addapinch.com AND http://mandysrecipebox.blogspot.com/ and http://addapinch.com/ AND http://deelicioussweets.blogspot.com/2011/08/deesert-blog-hop.html AND JAM HANDS AND GF WEDNESDAYS and SWEET TOOTH FRIDAYS AND http://www.somethingswanky.com/ AND http://insidebrucrewlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/holiday-sweet-swap.html



36 comments:

Valerie Gardner said...

Holy cow!! That should be illegal!! I guess I'd get thrown in jail cuz I would surely eat it!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Are you kidding me?! My husband would marry me all over again if I served him this!! *falls over* OMG!

Danielle said...

hahaha valerie-sooo funny!!!! Katrina-i wouldn't steer u wrong!!! lol

Tina @flourtrader said...

It is just this kind of thing that causes chaos in a crowd. May the quickest and strongest get the most cake! Apologies to the ones that were shoved to the ground. Yum!

Erin said...

Oh my that is one amazing looking cake! I am not sure I have a couple days to wait, I want it now!

Danielle said...

TINA U R SO FUNNY....AND CORRECT!!!!!! ERIN-GET BAKING-THIS ONE IS WORTH IT!

The Culinary Lens said...

My hat a cake. Thank you for sharing at my virtual picnic

briarrose said...

Wow....just wow....amazing cake. I would love to have a taste.

Kimby said...

Just dropping in from the picnic at The Culinary Lens! Your cake looked delicious in the link, but after reading your description, oh my goodness! Now THAT'S a cake. :)

Lizzy said...

Gorgeous, my friend!

Betty Martha said...

shoot that looks devine! Saw you on Delicious Sweets!
http://runningwiththedevil-eggsthatis.blogspot.com

Mama J said...

Oh my goodness.... yum.

tanja said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This cake makes me speechless! Want one slice, pleaseeeee :D

Fried Green Aprons said...

so that scrumptious cake is gluten free too, shuckie duckie now!! Woo Hoo so excited! See I love to look at all the cake sites, and it is mainly envy, because I'm gluten free.... but now it's on !!!

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

THANK U FOR ALL OF THESE BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS!!!!! U ALL MADE ME SMILE!!!!! FRIED GREEN APRONS-EVERY FRIDAY IS GLUTEN FREE FRIDAY ON MY BLOG!!! YIPPPEEEEE FOR GF!!!!!!!!!!! SO GLAD U FOUND ME!!!! HOPE YOU'LL COME BACK FRIDAY!

ButterYum said...

Hugs & Cookies - what a fantastic blog name! I'm all about anything caramel. Then you had to go and add cheesecake. How in the world am I supposed to resist?

:)
ButterYum

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

HEE HEE BUTTERYUM-U LOVE CARAMEL? YOU HAVE GOTTTTT TO MAKE THIS CAKE THEN!! THANKS FOR VISITING!!!!!!! XO

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

These look AMAZING! I would LOVE it if you shared this recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow!

Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

shopannies said...

oh my what a terrific treat

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

THANKS SHOPANNIES!!! LADY-I AM AT THE PARTY!!!! :-)

Something Swanky said...

oh. my. gosh. I cannot believe that a human being actually made this! That's INSANE!!! I cannot wait to try this!! I'm pinning and stumbling right this very second!

You are one crazy lady, but I'd love for you to start linking up to my Sweet Treats Parties on the weekends!

wow. still can't get over that cake.

Ashton
http://www.somethingswanky.com
{Sweet Treats Thursdays} Thu-Sun

PS-I'm your newest GFC follower and would love a follow back!

PPS- I think I'm going to have to feature this on my Tuesday Spotlight post! Look for it :)

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

OH SOMETHING SWANKY-U RHAVE ME LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY AT YOUR ADORABLE COMMENTS!!!!! MADE MY DAY!!!! I WILL LINK UP, YES! YES! YES!!! XOXO

Chef in Training said...

wow! This looks incredible and delicious! I found your blog through a link party and I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks so much!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

NIKKI-IF U LOOK AT THIS POST U WILL SEE I ALREADY LOVE YOUR BLOG AND NAMED U FOLLOWING THE RECIPE!!!
http://cookiesxo.blogspot.com/2011/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-smore-cookies.html

Ali said...

Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

Chaya said...

Thanks for sharing this with us at Let's Do Brunch.

I am sitting here, speechless, looking at that cake. It is a beauty but more than that, it has to be delicious. It is made up of everything good. All, I can say is WOW!!!!

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

CHAYA-WHAT A COMPLIMENT-THANK U!!!!!! AND YES, IT WAS THE BEST CAKE I HAVE EVER EATEN! LOL

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Oh my goodness that is a cake and a half! Thank you for sharing this delicious treat with Let's Do Brunch.

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

HHAAHHAA APRIL! THANKS!!!

Erin said...

Well sheesh! I don't even know what to say about this. But I want it NOW!!!!! Amazing!

DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO said...

ERIN CAN I HAVE A SLICE IF U MAKE IT? IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD! LOL

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Danielle, You've done it again and as a result of your super baking talent, I featured your luscious cake on Fresh Food Friday today. I don't know if you've stopped by yet to check it out, cuz I haven't read all of the comments yet, so I hope that you do come by, grab the button if you like, and share some more exquisite creations from your kitchen!

ryeryecutiepie17 said...

can someone either post the recipe in a comment at the bottom or email it to me at ryannweaver@gmail.com. For some reason the formatting is incorrect and it only gets to the part about putting the caramel on top of the cheesecake and then everything is HTML codes and stuff.... :( I would LOVE this cheesecake-cake-caramel-peanut butter awesomeness! thanks!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Thanks for showing the side view -yum!!

debbie smith said...

I showed this to my husband who is a die-hard chocolate peanut butter lover & now he wants this with his morning coffee.... LOL!!!

DANIELLE said...

toooooo funny debbie!!!

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