White Chocolate Cheesecake and Chocolate Milky Way Cake

Most folks are doing what should be done right about now.  Posting healthy recipes, exercise plans, motivation factors to help us follow through with our New Years Resolutions of Losing Weight and Getting Healthier.


I am completely incapable of honoring any diet resolution, so instead sharing with you one of the most ridiculous, over the top, insane cakes I have ever thought up much less made.

I wasn’t planning on sharing it because its so crazy.   Its got roughly 3,456 calories per slice.  In addition to the obnoxious sweetness, it was the most expensive cake I have ever made for fun, rolling in at roughly $30.  For a cake.  For one cake.  One little cake.

But, based on some blogging stories of late, I am going to share it anyway.  My blogging motto for 2013 is “Be Me”.

And more times than not *I* am totally ridiculous and over the top and obnoxious.

*shame spiral*

Lets still be friends.  I promise to behave in public.  Most of the time.

 

White Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 4 oz white chocolate, chopped
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-in springform pan and set aside.
  2. Using a double broiler or in 30-second increments in the microwave, melt the white chocolate.
  3. In mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar until light and smooth.
  4. Add in flour, salt, and vanilla.
  5. One at a time, add in the room temperature eggs.
  6. Add in the heavy cream and beat on medium until creamy.
  7. Remove mixer bowl from stand and pour in the melted white chocolate. Fold in by hand.
  8. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven.
  9. Allow cheesecake to cool completely before removing from pan. I placed my cheesecake in the fridge until I was ready to assemble the cake.
  10. You can use whatever crust you prefer for cheesecake, I used a premade Oreo crust I purchased at the store. I simply pressed the crust into the bottom of the pan and poured the cheesecake mixture over the top.
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I used Ree’s Milky Way Cake recipe and prepared it in a 9-inch cake pan.  There was a little batter left over so I threw that in another 9-inch pan and had a little snack.  (If you choose to do the same, just keep an eye on it during baking, as it will cook faster with less batter.)  That was the top layer.

I also used her Milky Way frosting to cover the cake, although my cake was very chilled when I added it.

The bottom layer is a deeply rich Chocolate Cake.  In place of one of the cups of hot water, I used 1 cup of fresh brewed coffee.  That was the bottom layer and the White Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust is in the middle.

I also covered the cake in a buttercream crumb coat before chilling it overnight.  The link goes to my Neapolitan Rose Cake, which is covered in 47 pounds the most wonderfully luscious and satisfying basic buttercream.

See, look at that.  I cant stop.

Must. Remember. To. Be. Healthier.

 

Well, maybe next year.

 

 

Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars

These bars are a perfect union. They bring together two important women in my life.

In all our lives really.

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Martha Stewart and the Pioneer Woman.

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Martha brings her classic Oatmeal Bar recipe in all its splendor to our little party.

I tweaked her recipe by adding six Milky Way bars to the center instead of the straight caramel in her recipe.  If you would like to do this as well (and I recommend that you do) just melt six Milky Way bars over medium – medium low heat and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream.  Let cool for 5-10 minutes then incorporate into the recipe at the same time Martha recommends adding the caramel.

*I also cooked it in all one batch.  As in, pressed the oatmeal mixture into bottom of pan, added Milky Way caramel, pressed oatmeal mixture over top, then baked.  Saved me about 25 minutes of baking time and still tasted super delicious.

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Miss Ree brings chocolate.  Lots and lots of Milky Way gooey chocolate.

Did you happen to see the Milky Way Cake she posted recently?  I think my eyes popped out of my head.  The concept of melting down the world greatest candy bars and simply adding them to baking recipes is nothing short of brilliant.

Anywho… it certainly got the old thinker workin.

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The first bar is Martha’s. The second is a Oatmeal Milky Way Brownie Bar.

Oh yeah.

 

Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2 sticks room temp. Butter
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt (I used Kosher)
  • 2 cups boxed Brownie Mix
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag (11 oz.) Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Milky Way Bars

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, place two Milky Way bars, entire bag of caramels, and half cup of heavy cream. Let simmer over medium to medium low heat until fully melted. Remove from heat and let cool approximately ten minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and butter. Either use a fork to incorporate or just use hands to combine. Its ok if there are some chunks of butter, you are looking for no chunk bigger then a pea though.
  4. Add in two cups of brownie mix, egg, and oil. Stir until just combined.
  5. Using a prepared 9x13 baking dish, spread half of the oat mixture into dish and press firmly to flatten.
  6. Pour the melted Milky Way over the oat mixture. Make sure to get all the way to the corners.
  7. Top with remaining oat mixture.
  8. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
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You can eat these a couple of ways.

Cut into big huge bars and pretend its not 37,978 calories per serving.

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Or (if you are feeling particularly dainty) cut into one inch squares and top with a dollop of natural vanilla ice cream.

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Take a sweet moment in time to indulge your senses and your taste buds.

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Then eat twenty seven.

Just sayin.