CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE CAKE

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE CAKE

Totally decadent cake for chocolate and peanut butter lovers!  Serve slivers for individual servings- it's rich!

INGREDIENTS

PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter (do not use natural)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces Reeses minis (or chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups)
CHOCOLATE CAKE:
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, (do not use natural)
  • 1/4 cup milk (or a little more, as needed)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE (RECIPE FROM INA GARTEN):
  • 8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
ON TOP:
  • 8 ounces Reeses minis (or chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups)

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