This is not a healthy recipe. It is a complete and utter indulgence cake. If you are after healthy then I suggest you check out my better-for-you brownies or these sugar and gluten free blueberry muffins.
No this is what you get when you call your Mum and ask her what she would like for her birthday cake/dessert and she replies 'something indulgent, maybe a cheesecake, but not one of your healthy ones'. Okay then!
After some browsing I remembered this recipe that I had made once before and I thought it would be perfect - who wouldn't love a triple chocolate cheesecake with salted peanut caramel?!?
I pretty much followed the recipe as it was written. I had some chocolate mixed with coconut oil left over from dipping ice cream cones the night before, so I used this for the layer between the caramel and the cheesecake. I didn't make the meringue topping and just crumbled some Boost bars over the top.
Apologies in advance for the photos - I could only grab a few quick photos in very bad light before it was demolished.
It has a few steps and requires some planning to get all of the steps done, but boy is it worth it!
None of the steps are overly difficult. Having said that, I did burn my first batch of caramel. I think that was karma for facetiously repeating comments from the previous Masterchef episode about 'pushing my caramel to the edge' and making it the 'hero' of this dish' to my husband before I made it!
It's a terrible photo, but look at those delicious layers. It is incredibly rich, but oh so good! Chocolate biscuit base, salted peanut caramel, thin chocolate layer, white chocolate cheesecake and dark chocolate ganache. You could be in a sugar coma just by looking at it!
I didn't quite nail the cheesecake as it didn't set as much as it should have. Gelatin remains by nemesis, but this was a better version compared to the first time I made it. Maybe third time lucky?
Happy birthday Mum, love you!
Triple Choc Cheesecake with Salted Peanut Caramel from taste.com.au