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Birthday Cheesecake

Today is Chris’s birthday. Chris loves Reese’s peanut butter cups and dislikes birthday cake, especially the frosting. I know. It was almost a deal-breaker.

Anyway, instead of making him a birthday cake on principle and so I can show off my lackluster cake decorating skills, eat all the extra frosting I “accidentally” made by myself and put off losing the baby weight for yet another month, I went with something a little more to his liking. I know. I’m the epitome of generosity.

For the details on the recipe, check out this blog post. To add the chocolatey goodness, sub a chocolate cookie crust for the regular graham and melt chocolate drops for the top. In the spirit of my too much frosting tradition I used melted about a cup of chocolate drops. You can probably get away with a half cup or maybe even less. Spread the chocolate on top and chill until it’s all set.

We had to kind of saw through the chocolate with a serrated knife and it still cracked. I could have made the chocolate layer thinner, let it warm slightly before trying to cut it or used a more knife-friendly form of chocolate to make cutting easier. Really, though, do looks matter with something as yummy as this?

Be sure to check back on Monday for a kid friendly tutorial for the shirts we made for Chris. They’d make great Father’s day gifts.

Birthday Cheesecake was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Birthday Cheesecake was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Birthday Cheesecake was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Birthday Cheesecake was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Birthday Cheesecake was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Birthday Cheesecake was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage