No-Bake Toblerone Cheesecake (aka danger!)

My soon-to-be sister-in-law, Amanda, introduced me to this recipe.  She said she got it off the Kraft website, but it doesn’t appear to be there anymore.

This cake is extremely tasty and easy to make… It’s pretty dangerous!

For my cheesecake-loving-Dad’s birthday, it was the perfect thing!

Toblerone Cheesecake

Here are the directions from Amanda:

What you need:

– 1 1/4 cup of Oreo baking crumbs

– 1/2 cup of butter

– 2 pkg of cream cheese

– 1 cup of peanut butter

– 1 cup of sugar

– 200g of Toblerone (4 mini bars or 2 regular size bars)

– 1 1/2 cups of cool whip (thawed)

Directions: Melt the butter in the microwave and mix the Oreo crumbs with melted butter than press it down in a 9″ spring form pan (I usually use the back of a spoon and push it and smooth it out to the edges- it doesn’t seem like it will be enough but it definitely will cover the entire bottom) Refrigerate crust for at least 10 minutes Beat cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar until well blended Cut half the Toblerone (100g) into small pieces and mix into cream cheese mixture Whisk in 1 cup of cool whip into mixture Spoon mixture over crust and refrigerate for 3 hours Microwave remaining cool whip (1/2 cup) and remaining Toblerone in the microwave for 1 minute and pour over mixture and refrigerate until firm When ready to serve run knife along the edge of the pan to loosen cake and remove the rim.

Then invite people over to eat it with you (so you don’t try to eat the whole thing yourself!)

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Dessert for the Queen of Desserts!

In my family, my Mom is the go-to person when it comes to all things baked.  She is a pie/cookie/brownie expert.  I, on the other hand, have very little experience when it comes to baking.  When my Aunt asked for a volunteer to handle dessert for my Mom’s birthday celebration, I saw it as an opportunity to get some baking practice.

I picked this recipe, because it looked amazing and suitably decadent with it’s pumpkin cake and cheesecake layers and cream cheese icing.

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It turned out pretty great, and it took me exactly one entire day to make. My cakes took significantly longer than the recipe called for, I suspect the problem is my oven…

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As a side note, my boyfriend, who is currently in Portland OR for work, suggested the idea of baking cakes together. I texted him the ingredients list and we had a good ol’ fashioned cake-bake-date!

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He opted to replace the cream cheese icing for an almond butter icing which sounds pretty incredible and by all reports it was!

Another side note: my niece who is not yet 3 told me that, “this cake is really delectable” and my sister swears she didn’t feed her that line. ADORABLE!!!!