Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake

Welcome to our guide on making a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake. This indulgent dessert combines rich chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter cheesecake, and a luscious chocolate ganache for a show-stopping treat. Perfect for special occasions or any time you want to impress, this cake is sure to be a hit. Let’s get started with this delicious and decadent recipe!


For the Chocolate Cake:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

For the Peanut Butter Cheesecake

16 oz cream cheese, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Ganache:

1 cup heavy cream

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Step 1: Prepare the Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.

Bake: Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 2: Prepare the Chocolate

Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.

Add Wet Ingredients: Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the boiling water (the batter will be thin).

Bake: Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 3: Prepare the Chocolate Ganache

Heat Cream: In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to simmer.

Add Chocolate: Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth and glossy. Let the ganache cool slightly before using.

Step 4: Assemble the Cake

Layer Cakes: Place one chocolate cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a thin layer of ganache over the top.

Add Cheesecake Layer: Carefully remove the peanut butter cheesecake from the springform pan and place it on top of the ganache-covered chocolate cake layer.

Top with Second Cake Layer: Place the second chocolate cake layer on top of the cheesecake layer.

Frost with Ganache: Pour the remaining ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Use a spatula to spread the ganache evenly over the cake.

Step 5: Serve

Chill and Serve: Refrigerate the assembled cake for at least 1 hour to set the ganache. Slice and serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Cooking Tips and Variations

Decorations: Garnish the cake with chopped peanuts, mini chocolate chips, or Reese’s peanut butter cups for added texture and flavor.

Flavored Ganache: Add a tablespoon of liqueur (such as Kahlua or Bailey’s) to the ganache for an extra layer of flavor.

Storage: Store any leftover cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake is a decadent and indulgent dessert that’s perfect for any special occasion. This easy-to-follow recipe ensures a rich, flavorful cake with layers of creamy peanut butter cheesecake and luscious chocolate ganache. Enjoy making and sharing this impressive dessert with your family and friends.

Key Takeaway

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake offers a luxurious and satisfying dessert that’s full of rich, creamy, and chocolaty flavors. This versatile recipe can be customized with various decorations and flavors to suit your taste. Enjoy the indulgent goodness of this homemade cake!

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