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It’s always pumpkin spice season…
Inspired by Ouran High School Host Club, I made a fluffy pumpkin spice cheesecake with an Oreo crumb crust. It’s so yummy and really easy you need to try it!
This Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is cozy and delicious. Combining warm pumpkin spice, oreo cookie crumbs and tangy cream cheese into the perfect cheesecake. Ready to take its rightful place on your holiday table, or any table really… If you really need convincing or an excuse to treat yourself, just call it recipe testing for thanksgiving 😉 or a way to pass the time on a dreary afternoon.
Ouran High School Host Club is a classic, special anyone. It was one of the earlier shojou anime that I ever watched and it is so silly! The Halloween episode is especially cute though and I wanted to create something fun for to represent it.
Growing up, I was never a fan of cheesecakes. My husband, however, loves cheesecake… We always share dessert, even cheesecake, so I would try a bite here and there and usually just wasn’t that into it. I was certain I could create a cheesecake that we could both enjoy. So we sat down and brainstormed. And guys, THIS IS IT!
Isn’t that the debate around Thanksgiving? Do you make a pumpkin pie? Or do you make a cheesecake? Maybe that’s just at my house. This year, I decided to combine the two! So at my Thanksgiving table, you will find this delicious Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake.
I have to be honest, I thought of this while we were watching Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s one of Mike’s favourite movies, which means we watch it multiple times a year. Thank you Jack, the Pumpkin King! You inspired me to combine my love of warm and delicious pumpkin spice, with a smooth and creamy cheesecake.
The crust of this cake is super simple and the cocoa flavour of the orea cookie crumbs pairs so nicely with the tangy cream cheese. Also, if you happen to have any cake leftover (not likely I know, but bear with me), individually package the slices and freeze. It keeps perfectly as a treat for later on. Lasts about 1 month (while still tasting good) but I doubt you’ll hold off that long!
For all of you chocolate lovers, be sure to generously shave chocolate all over this bad boy. It is not only delicious but makes the cake look super pretty and sophisticated! I even made these adorable chocolates in the cutest little pumpkin molds to decorate the cake with.
** If you’re feeling extra creative, whip up a batch of my Miso Caramel to fill your chocolate bonbons with to top off your cake, or just to snack on because they are such an amazing little treat!
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