Birthdays are only once a year, right? So you may as well celebrate with a rich, intense, torte. And oh my, does Dorie have a good one!
Hubby’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, so celebrations often include thick Irish beer, pub crawls, and other typical St. Paddy Day shenanigans. Not this year. Instead, he cooked Peking Duck for us and I made a chocolate peanut butter torte. But we did drink Murphy’s Irish Stout for the occasion.
This recipe is not something that should be consumed by just two people – it should be shared at a big party. But, our little one isn’t eating solids yet, so it was up to the two of us.
The recipe begins with an entire package of Oreos, combined with some butter, for the crust. The mixture is pressed into a spring form pan.
And the calories just keep adding up from there.
The filling consists of heavy cream, almost an entire jar of peanut butter, chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and cream cheese. Oh my!
All of that gets piled into the Oreo crust and then chilled.
Never fear, there is more! Next comes the ganache topping along with some chopped peanuts sprinkled on the top.
This was an incredible dessert – the heavy cream is whipped up and folded into the peanut butter and cream cheese, making it a bit fluffy. Who doesn’t love an oreo crust? And the chocolate ganache is just the icing on the cake. Really.
I would recommend this for a feast, but suggest you share with more than just one other person.
Previously, I’ve written about the Baked Alaska from Baking Chez Moi for my husband’s birthday. Other birthday desserts have included Dorie’s Devil’s Food White-Out Cake, Smitten Kitchen’s Car Bomb cupcakes (made in cake form), and one other that we simply cannot remember (must have been a good St. Patrick’s Day!).