Mother’s Day Cheesecake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

This Mother’s Day, I wanted to give my lovely mum something that she could indulge in. She’s always doing things for everyone else, me included, and I wanted to celebrate her as the woman who has supported me throughout my life and loved me with no exceptions.

Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, deliciously sliced

So I went out and bought some ingredients which, when combined, create one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had. Anyone who hasn’t already jumped on the peanut and chocolate bandwagon ought to get on it! To my mind, it’s the perfect balance between salty and sweet.

“Everything in moderation, including moderation… For those moments of obligatory in moderation, I have a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake.” – Nigella Lawson, Kitchen TV series.

This particular cheesecake is one of my favourite cakes to make for special occasions (or just when I want to make it a special occasion). It is so easy to make as almost everything is done by combining the ingredients in a food processor – oh, what would I ever do without my handy food processor? – first for the biscuit base and then wiped out and used for the cream cheese filling.

Once this is baked for an hour, the chocolate topping is melted and spread on, set in the oven, then everything cools off and chills in the fridge overnight. You know you’ve done well when you can hear the enamel being scraped off the plate as the person you have made the cheesecake for attempts to get every smudge of chocolate onto their spoon.

Needless to say my super sweet, sweet-toothed mother loves her cake. Not going to lie, I do too…

Bring some love into your home for your mum, or just for the love of cheesecake, with Nigella Lawson’s amazing Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake recipe.


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