Who has two thumbs, sticks candles in a cheesecake and calls it her birthday cake? This girl. Yep, I’m another year older, and we marked the occasion with this divine dessert. Normally I treat my birthday cake selection as a matter of great importance. There are numerous possibilities that I consider, taking the whole thing far too seriously. This year for whatever reason, there was no debate. I realized I hadn’t made a cheesecake in probably close to two years, decided it most certainly had to be chocolate, and that was that. Case closed.
I can’t say I regret the decision in the slightest. In fact, I’m going to say that this is the best birthday selection I’ve made since the chocolate overdose cake. (Are you seeing a pattern here?) You really can’t go wrong with a chocolate cookie crust, rich and silky cheesecake filling, and glossy ganache topping it all off. Andrew has been really into birthdays lately – whose birthday is next, etc., and he selected these birthday candles for me. What can I say? He’s got great taste! He was very excited to help me blow them out. Even though this was a birthday cake in our house, I’m sharing it now because I think it’s ideal for Valentine’s Day. V-day desserts typically fall into one of three categories: red/pink, heart-shaped, or super chocolatey. At least for me, the latter wins my heart every time.