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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, Rich and Delicious

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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

What You Need For This Cheesecake

What You Need For This Cheesecake

Mix, Bake and Eat Cheesecake

Mix, Bake and Eat Cheesecake

Recipe.

This is a Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake; rich and delicious.

I found the recipe in a magazine while I was in the waiting room at the hospital. Our daughter was having surgery and I was looking through a magazine and I can't remember which one I got this recipe from. I think it was Good House Keeping.

It's a great recipe and not to hard to make, but it does take time. I made it for our daughter for her birthday.

Even though I have the cook and prep time at 1 hour and 55 min, which is what the recipe has on it, it takes more time. You have to leave it in the oven for two hours after it has cooked the 55 minutes and leave it in the refrigerator for 6 hours. Make sure you have the time to make it. Also, be sure to have eggs, cream cheese and sour cream at room temperature.

Keep refrigerated.

Crust

6 Tbsp. butter, melted, plus more for pan.

11/2 c. graham cracker crumbs sandwich-cookie crumbs

1/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. creamy peanut butter


Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour

55 min

1 hour 55 min

16

Cheesecake

3 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature

1 c. sugar

1 c. sour cream

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 c. hot fudge ice cream topping

Peanut butter cups, cut into halves, for garnish


  1. Prepare crust: Preheat oven to 350° F. Brush a 9-in. springform pan with melted butter. In a large bowl, mix all crumbs, sugar, and 6 Tbsp. butter. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of the pan. Bake 10 min. or until the crust has set. Cool completely on wire rack. In a small bowl, microwave peanut butter on high 30 seconds or until melted. Brush onto bottom crust.
  2. Prepare cheesecake. In a large bowl, with mixer one med. Speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth about 3 min., scraping the bowl with a spatula as needed. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Beat in eggs until just combined. Remove 1 cup batter; set aside. Pour remaining batter into prepared crust.
  3. In a small bowl, microwave 1/4 cup hot fudge topping High 30 seconds or until pourable; fold into reserved 1 cup batter. Carefully pour chocolate filling over batter in pan; swirl with knife.
  4. Cover bottom of springform pan with foil halfway up to make sure water from water bath ( Bain-marie) won’t seep into the pan. Place springform pan, inside roasting pan, on a rack in oven; carefully fill roasting pan with boiling water to come halfway up the side of springform pan. Bake until set around edges but slightly wobbly in center, about 55 minutes. Turn oven off. Remove pan from water bath. Return cake to oven and let cool inside, with the door propped open slightly, 2 hours. Transfer pan to wire rack.
  5. In a small bowl, microwave remaining 3/4 cup hot fudge topping on High 30 seconds or until pourable. Spread over top of cake with spatula; let cool. Garnish with peanut butter cups. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. or until well-chilled, up to 3 days. To serve, remove side of pan.

© 2013 moonlake

Comments

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 24, 2018:

Back again to drool....somehow it helps satisfy my desire for something yummy to read and see. Sending you good thoughts and many Angels today ps

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 22, 2018:

No, this is not the thing to eat if you are on a diet, but it sure looks like a decadent, delicous cheesecake. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I think this is one for those few special occasions.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 19, 2018:

These recipes are worth trying and such a simple one too. I try to follow a recipe and not always successful in baking.

Windy Grace Mason from Poplar Cove, Virginia, USA on March 16, 2018:

This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I'm going to try it for Easter! :) Thank you for sharing, moonlake!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 13, 2016:

Yes, please. Although I have radically changed my eating habits since October, I am having a stressful day...so I could just go for a slice or two or seven of this :D

I may have commented on this before and if not, shame on me. Shared and pinned

Angels are once again on the way ps

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on April 16, 2016:

Haha I made a comment 2 years ago and here I am back. I will copy it this time. I have learned to do that and put all these recipes in a folder in my email to find them easy.

There was one like this on facebook where you put down a layer of peanut butter cups then mix chocolate chips with eagle brand milk and spread it on that melted, then poke in more PB cup pieces, then cool and cut into fudge pieces. Sure looked good and now I will have to make it and yours cause I love cheesecake and know this would be so good. Makes me wish I had bought all those Reese's on sale after Easter! Next time I will and freeze then.

Ashly Christen from Illinois on December 07, 2015:

oh my this looks sinfully delicious!!! I have few birthdays in mind I could make this for! @ashlychristen

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 06, 2015:

O my goodness...I am having my first cup of coffee black and hot....and what I wouldn't give for some of this....I adore sweet treats with a really delightful cup of coffee.

I know many who will be thrilled to give this a try!!!

Angels are on the way

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moonlake (author) from America on September 19, 2015:

pstraubie48, Your welcome glad you stopped by.

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on September 04, 2015:

That looks positively dreamy, just when I was thinking about some fridge cakes I used to have a recipe for, one with chocolate and salted peanuts, perhaps I will have to make this one instead.

C E Clark from North Texas on September 04, 2015:

I have a craving for chocolate and this (as it always does) looks so scrumptious and perfect for a chocolate fix. Reece's peanut butter cups are among my favorite chocolate candies. :)

This is so perfect for any occasion too. Even though it's 97 degrees outside right now, I know Halloween and other holidays are on the way, and this would be perfect for all of those holidays. Sharing this with followers, of course. :)

Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on August 09, 2015:

I have a sweet tooth and happen to love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Mmmm....how much more when they're topped on cheesecake!

I'll eat anything with chocolate!

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on April 11, 2015:

My but that looks delicious. My youngest son is an accomplished baker. I'll have to share this with him and ask him to make it for me.

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on March 04, 2015:

Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite. This is very decadent. Definitely not a diet cake lol.

rls8994 from Mississippi on February 25, 2015:

Oh my! That looks absolutely delicious. I am a cheesecake finatic and will definitely be making this soon!

Thanks for sharing :)

Mary Craig from New York on February 24, 2015:

I'm drooling as much now as I would have if I read this great recipe when you first posted it. Did you know I could live on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? I don't but darn I could! Next favorite? Cheesecake. This is a combination made in heaven. Thanks so much for sharing.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 24, 2015:

Delicious recipe! I'm not a baker, but would give this one a go after Lent, this spring. Voted up!

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on February 24, 2015:

Wow, that cheese cake looks so rich and yummy.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 24, 2015:

O my....this should have a sign on it that says 'against the law'....this looks so good. I am always looking for something sinful to take to our church breakfast ...:D This will do nicely.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted up++++ shared and pinned

moonlake (author) from America on January 21, 2015:

mrpip, Oh of course completely fat free. Enjoy.....Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on January 21, 2015:

Doodlehead, No this was made after her surgery. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

moonlake (author) from America on January 21, 2015:

Paul Kuehn, Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate the Facebook and HP share.

moonlake (author) from America on January 21, 2015:

peachpurple. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is a very good cheese cake.

mrpip on December 28, 2014:

That looks incredible!! I assume it's all fat free?

Doodlehead from Northern California on December 28, 2014:

Ahhhh.....was eating something this rich perhaps what CAUSED the need for a visit to the hospital?????!

Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on December 27, 2014:

moonlake, This peanut butter cup cheesecake looks so delicious that I can almost taste it. If my doctor knew that I was thinking about eating this, I would be in for a tongue lashing. If only I was a young person and could indulge in eating this. Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe which I have voted up as interesting and awesome. I am sharing this on Facebook and with my HP followers.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on August 10, 2014:

this cake looks so good, better than the bakery shop cakes!!

moonlake (author) from America on July 19, 2014:

sgbrown, This cake has no calories, didn't you know that? Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on July 19, 2014:

rebeccamealey, Thanks for stopping by. I think it would be hard to come up with a lighter version.

moonlake (author) from America on July 19, 2014:

PegCole17, Thank you and so glad you came back for another visit.

moonlake (author) from America on July 19, 2014:

Nell Rose, Wouldn't that be nice to eat the food we see on our computer. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on July 19, 2014:

KoffeeKlatch Gals, I know your grandchildren will love. Thanks for stopping by.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on July 12, 2014:

Reeses peanut butter cups are my all time favorite candy! This sounds delicious! You know I just started a diet, right? LOL Up and awesome!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 09, 2014:

This looks so good, but I certainly don't need to be eating much of it. Maybe I will come up with a "lighten up" version LOL!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on July 09, 2014:

I came back by to look at these delicious pictures again, Moonlake. This sure is a beautiful presentation.

Nell Rose from England on July 08, 2014:

Bang goes my diet moonlake! lol! if I could reach into the screen and pull it out I would! love it!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on June 26, 2014:

This cake looks awesome - so rich and chocolately. My grandchildren will love it when I make it for them this summer.

moonlake (author) from America on June 07, 2014:

Victoria Lynn, Thanks so much for coming by This is a delicious cheese cake. I appreciate the pin.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on June 06, 2014:

Oh, this looks sinfully delicious. The photos are scrumptious. Pinning this one!

moonlake (author) from America on May 15, 2014:

bethperry, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, it's always appreciated.

Beth Perry from Tennesee on May 14, 2014:

My stomach aches with desire just seeing those photos! Mmmmm!

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2014:

jtrader, It is kind of a special occasion cheese cake. Thanks so much for stopping by.

jtrader on April 29, 2014:

More than 2 hours? I would have to save this for a special occasion. Looks yummy.

moonlake (author) from America on April 28, 2014:

vespawoolf , Thank you for stopping by It is good but like you I'm trying to cut down on my sugar. I have had a terrible 5 months and have ate anything that was at hand and have put on some weight. I appreciate you coming by.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on April 26, 2014:

Oh my goodness! I shouldn't be looking at this since I'm not eating sugar this month, but it is very tempting so I came back for another look. Who could resist peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake? Thank you for sharing.

moonlake (author) from America on April 05, 2014:

Melinda Longoria, Thank you so much for stopping by and I appreciate the facebook share.

moonlake (author) from America on April 05, 2014:

Phyllis Doyle, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it. I love making cheese cakes but find I have no time now.

moonlake (author) from America on April 05, 2014:

bridalletter, I'm sure kids would love it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on April 05, 2014:

Mary So happy you stopped by thanks for comment.

Melinda Longoria MSM from Garland, Texas on April 03, 2014:

Yum yum! This looks like the absolute perfect dessert. ;-) Reminds me of my dad b/c he loved anything with a combination of chocolate & peanut butter. My husband will love this one too b/c he love cheese cake. Starting a shopping list right now! Voted up, subscribed to follow, & sharing with my facebook followers. Sincerely, Mel

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on March 19, 2014:

Oh my gosh ! Moonlake, you have combined all my favorite flavors as far as dessert goes. This one is surely going into my favorite recipes. I will bookmark and share. Thank you so much. Your pictures are really inspiring me to make this Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, and your directions are well-written. Awesome hub !

Brenda Kyle from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA on March 19, 2014:

WOW! I will have to make this one for my daughter. What kid wouldn't love this recipe?

Tammy from North Carolina on March 19, 2014:

Wow! I am drooling on my computer. I am going to try this. You have some great recipes. Shared and pinned!

mary on February 26, 2014:

This is a pretty cheesecake and it will be a great one for Easter. I know my family will love it. They all love peanut butter cups something I always put in their baskets.

moonlake (author) from America on February 21, 2014:

bat115, I would love to make you one. My own kids don't always appreciate it when I make cheese cakes for them, always on diets. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

moonlake (author) from America on February 21, 2014:

Alphadogg16, Thank you for the vote and thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on February 21, 2014:

Patsybell, Thank you for coming by hope your sweetie will enjoy it.

moonlake (author) from America on February 21, 2014:

Au fait, Thank you for coming by and thanks so much for the share.

moonlake (author) from America on February 21, 2014:

PegCole17, Thank you so much for stopping by. It is enjoyable to eat.

Tim from Los Angeles, CA on February 13, 2014:

This looks nice. I must have you make one for me!

Kevin W from Texas on February 12, 2014:

This looks absolutely delicious & cheesecake is my favorite as well. Definitely going to try this. Voted up on your recipe moonlake.

Patsy Bell Hobson from zone 6a, SEMO on February 12, 2014:

Oh this sounds so rich. I'll save this for my sweetie's birthday. voted up and interesting.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 11, 2014:

This is so yummy and delicious I can't help but think it would be perfect for Valentine's Day this coming Friday! Going to share in case someone hasn't tried it yet . . .

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on February 09, 2014:

Oh how I love cheesecake. Wow. This looks delicious and something I cold really enjoy making. Thanks for sharing the recipe and instructions. Yummo.

moonlake (author) from America on February 03, 2014:

WriterJanis, Thank you for stopping by, hope you try it.

Janis from California on December 26, 2013:

I really want to try this!

moonlake (author) from America on December 10, 2013:

Au fait, I hope you have no problems making it. I didn't have any problems with it unlike the one I made at Thanksgiving (a different one). I'll put that one on later. Thanks for pin and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 10, 2013:

I am a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup junkie, so this recipe looks wondrous to me. As my friend Aunt Jimi said, I plan to make this over Christmas, which isn't far off at all. Just 2 weeks -- time goes so fast. Anyway, I'm glad I read her comment because it makes me think maybe I need to make more than one for those people like myself who will want seconds, and maybe thirds!

This seems to me like the perfect desert for the holidays. Very Christmasy. Going to share it again in case one of my followers hasn't seen it. Also pinning to 'Awesome Hubpages.'

moonlake (author) from America on December 09, 2013:

Aunt Jimi, Thanks so much for coming by. It turns out pretty and it really is so easy to make. If Au fait makes it I hope you will all enjoy it.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on December 08, 2013:

Have to tell you, my dear friend Au fait told me how she wants to make this for Christmas, so I'm looking forward to a slice (or 2) of hers. ;) Don't know if she told you, but her sister up in your part of the country said it looked mighty good too. I think this would be delicious anytime, but it would almost seem like Santa had already been here to have this to look forward to after lunch or dinner!

moonlake (author) from America on December 05, 2013:

Peggy W, Thank you it was delicious. Thanks so much for the pin.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 04, 2013:

Wow! I think I gained a few pounds just reading this. Ha! It sounds and looks delicious. Such a pretty presentation! Pinning this!

moonlake (author) from America on December 03, 2013:

Suzanne Day, I love making them but we have had so many sweets around our house lately I have to stop. Thanks so much for coming by and for the vote.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on December 01, 2013:

Ha ha I should say it's not a diet cake! Delicious and delectable......how do you keep coming up with these gorgeous cakes? Photography is great, voted awesome ;)

moonlake (author) from America on November 19, 2013:

vespawoolf, I hope you like which ever one you make. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on November 18, 2013:

Another cheesecake recipe, oh my! I just love peanut butter cups, so I'm torn between this one and your caramel pumpkin cheeesecake. I'll have to make a decision soon if I'm to try one. I'm sure your daughter loved it. Thanks so much for sharing.

moonlake (author) from America on November 15, 2013:

alexadry, Thank you for stopping by. Let me know how your's turns out.

Adrienne Farricelli on November 14, 2013:

Oh my, two of my favorite sweets together: cheesecake and peanut butter cups, I must try this!

moonlake (author) from America on October 24, 2013:

cashmere, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.

cashmere from India on October 22, 2013:

That looks amazing! Totally sinful. I have to try it out. Unfortunately we don't get some of these ingredients here. Will think up of substitutes.

moonlake (author) from America on October 22, 2013:

billybuc, Thanks for stopping by I glad found this recipe. My daughter loved hers.

moonlake (author) from America on October 22, 2013:

aviannovice, I know I wish I didn't have a sweet tooth. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on October 22, 2013:

rcorcutt, I'm glad it turned out for your wife do you know where you went wrong? Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on October 22, 2013:

Indian Chef, Thank you and thanks so much for topping by.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 22, 2013:

I'm not sure how I missed this one; considering the fact that I drool at the mere mention of peanut butter cups, it's amazing this one snuck by me. Count me in; we are definitely trying this recipe.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on October 22, 2013:

Definitely sounds like a winner with my sweet tooth!

rcorcutt on October 21, 2013:

I tried to make this and I failed. My wife did it at the same time and succeeded. I suck. Nice Recipe.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on October 20, 2013:

Mouthwatering recipe moonlake.. and it is delight on eyes..very beautiful and i am sure very tasty too..voting up

moonlake (author) from America on October 17, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote, pin and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 16, 2013:

This does look so scrumptious! Sounds like me and my dear friend Aunt Jimi would have to each have one of our own to keep the peace! I love Reece's peanut butter cups too. You have some wonderful recipes moonlake.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and pinned to my 'Fabulous Deserts' board -- also shared with my followers.

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2013:

MsDora, Your welcome and thanks for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2013:

Shyron E Shenko, Thank you for stopping by don't want you to get a migraine so please don't make this cake.

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2013:

Aunt Jimi, Thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it. It would look great on a holiday table. Like you I don't want to eat it all myself.

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2013:

Writer Fox, It may look elegant but not so hard to make. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2013:

Ceres Schwarz, Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by hope you will try it sometime.

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2013:

Anna Marie Bowman, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 15, 2013:

Sounds interesting! Looks interesting! Must be good tasting. Thank you for sharing.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on October 14, 2013:

Oh, moonlake this is to die for, which I would if I ate it. This is one of my triggers (chocolate) for a major migraine. I almost got a headache when Au fait told me about the cake she made for her daughter's birthday.

Voted up, AI and shared

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on October 14, 2013:

This looks so delicious! I've never had peanut butter in my cheesecake before but I do love Reece's peanut butter cups. This would look so good on a holiday table -- if I could keep from eating it all myself before guests could arrive! Up, useful, and interesting!

moonlake (author) from America on October 14, 2013:

DDE, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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