Look at that picture. Doesn’t it just make you want to go out and buy what you need to make this NOW?!
So I’m minding my business in Kroger, right? I walk over to their magazine section to browse through some magazines. Particularly, food magazines just to see what’s new for the fall and to stimulate my mind for some fall creations of my own. So I’m browsing, I’m browsing, and browsing and all the suddenly I see THAT (referring to the picture) on the front cover of Midwest Living magazine! It was love at first sight. I had to make that cheesecake and share it with the rest of you. After I made the cheesecake and put it together I didn’t want to eat it at all because it looked so pretty. However, things that are made to look gorgeous must be torn apart for devouring. That is exactly what I know you want to do right now, isn’t it?
I must warn you before you decide to make this cheesecake people. This cake is not good for the belly, the butt, or the gutt. Therefore, sexy ladies, you are going to have to do an extra Insanity, P90X, or Tap Out work this week just so your body can get right with Jesus. This cake is all types of necessary evil but in a good way. I know usually evil isn’t looked at as a good thing, but in this case it is! Have you seen “Vampire in Brooklyn” starring Eddie Murphy? There is a part in the movie where they sing, “Evil is good! Evil is good! Thank goodness Evil-is-Goooood ( I mean this in a non blashpemous way)”.
NOW EVERYBODY SING IT WITH ME!!
“EVIL IS GOOD!
EVIL IS GOOD!
THANK GOODNESS EVIL-IS—-GOOOOOOOOD!
Now good make this cake!
Recipe adapted from Midwest Living Magazine
- 1 box Fudge Brownie Mix (water, vegetable oil, and egg called along with the mix)
- ¾ c. hot fudge ice cream topping, more for drizzling
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1½ c. crunchy peanut butter
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1½ c. whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
- 8 oz. package Reese's Peanut Butter cups
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- Prepare Brownies as instructed on the box. Use a 9X13 pan to bake the brownies and allow to cool completely. Cut into long bars and set aside. Take about ½ of the bars and press into the bottom of a 9 inch Springform pan forming an even crust. Spread the hot fudge topping on top of the first brownie layer. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and peanut butter. Whip until well blended together. Add the condensed milk to the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture and mix. In a separate medium bowl, whip the heavy cream until firm peaks begin to form. Add the powdered sugar about half way through the mixing process. Once formed, set aside ½ cup of the whipped cream for later use. Fold the rest of the whipped cream into the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture.
- Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the hot fudge topping. Sprinkle half of the remaining brownie bars on top of the first cream cheese layer. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of the crumbled brownie pieces. Top with the half cup of whipped cream that was reserved earlier. Sprinkle with the rest of the brownie chunks, Reese's Cups, and drizzle with hot fudge topping. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.