Peanut butter KitKat cake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Peanut butter KitKat cake
A delicious tempting mixture of KitKats, Oreos and peanut butter.

Cooking spray (preferably vegetable)

Crust

18 whole Oreos

60g unsalted butter, melted

Filling

670g full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature

200g granulated sugar

180g full-fat sour cream (or full-fat yoghurt)

125g smooth peanut butter

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 large eggs

12 fun-size or 5 regular size KitKat chocolate bars, chopped

50g peanuts, for topping (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Spray a 22cm spring form tin with cooking spray and set aside.

Using a food processor, pulse the whole Oreos into fine crumbs.

In a medium sized bowl, stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together.

Press into the bottom slightly up the sides of the prepared tin. Note: The crust should be thick.

Line foil on the bottom and tightly around the outside walls of the spring form tin

Bake the crust for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

Using a handheld mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a food processor, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Add the sour cream, peanut butter, and vanilla and blitz/beat until combined.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each until just blended. Do not over mix the filling after you have added the eggs.

Using a rubber spatula or large wooden spoon, fold in ¾ of your chopped KitKats.

Pour the filling into the cooled crust.

Place the spring form tin into a large roasting pan and place into the oven.

Fill with about 2.5cm of hot water. The foil wrapped around the tin will prevent water from leaking inside.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the centre is almost set.

Turn the oven off and open the door slightly.

Let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 1 hour.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely at room temperature.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight (preferred).

Loosen the cake from the rim of the pan and remove the rim.

Top with additional chopped KitKats and peanuts if using.

Cut into slices and serve chilled.

Serves
12

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
75 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Cheesecake

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

Cover leftover cheesecake and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freezes for up to 1 month, covered tightly. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
 

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