The theme for this month’s Daring Bakers challenge was surprise cakes! You know, when you cut into a cake and it has something unexpected on the inside, whether it’s a zebra pattern, a heart shape or a whole pecan pie. The shapes and patterns cakes, a la Surprise-inside cakes, are gorgeous. But I had already made this gingerbread loaf, and also a zebra cake, albeit ages ago.
Remember when I said I didn’t make a lot of cheesecake and I wanted to correct that? Well, I’m working on it, and I’m glad to say this is the best cheesecake I’ve made so far :)
Can you believe I’m actually posting holiday-related desserts on time? St. Patrick’s day is a great excuse to make this cheesecake, although you may want to make it year-round, because it’s so good. When I saw this recipe for Guinness caramel sauce, I knew at once that I wanted to put it on top of a cheesecake.