I absolutely love Reese’s, it’s hard to deny how irresistible those peanut butter cups are.

You can get a great deal during Cheesecake Factory’s happy hour

Honestly, I have no clue who in the world came up with the idea of mixing peanut butter with chocolate, but whoever you are, you’re a genius and I thank your kind soul.

Just when I was convinced that the two were a match made in Heaven, The Cheesecake Factory decides to enter the picture with another cheesecake creation.
Reese’s Peanut Butter…Cheesecake?


Well, as they love to say, “There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s”, so off I go to Cheesecake Factory to prove them right.
As I entered the popular American restaurant, two thoughts ran through my mind: I love cheesecake, I love Reese’s, I was pretty sure I was going to leave a happy camper.

However, no denying it, passing through the bakery was a battle against temptation. As we all know, Cheesecake Factory is a dessert heaven. With Mango Key Lime to the right and Red Velvet to the left, it’s hard for a sweets lover to focus with over 20 cheesecake flavors calling your name! But rest assured, I successfully completed my mission. 


In comes the star of the show: a humongous slice of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake (even saying the name will spare you an entire minute).
After the first bite, my taste buds got a little too excited. There were literally a million textures and flavors happening at once. Imagine creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate, milky cheesecake, crunchy nuts, and sweet caramel all partying in your mouth.

Yes, a bit crowded, but an enjoyable flavor explosion nonetheless.

Alright, let’s break this guilty pleasure down.
From bottom up, on top of the crumbly crust first comes a luscious layer of caramel and nuts. But wait, of course, there’s more. Melted into the caramel are chunks of legit Reese’s peanut butter cups. No kidding, this cake definitely lived up to its name with Reese’s literally jam packed into every bite, filling every forkful with that wonderful salty sweet taste.

 Next is a layer of original cheesecake, a traditional Cheesecake Factory favorite. Honestly speaking, with all the other sugar packed layers in this cake, choosing to add their original cheesecake was a smart choice. Throwing in another tremendously sweet layer would just be a tad over the top, even for a sugar addict like me. The neutral taste of the original cheesecake was a perfect balance in this sugar party.


If you’re not already melting for this cake, next comes a hearty chunk of chocolate, because of course, chocolate just makes everything better. In this case, it’s decadent dark chocolate. This rich, luscious, fudge cake is so moist, it literally melts in your mouth.

Last but not least, topping the fudge is another layer of, no surprise, more Reese’s. No worries Reese’s lovers, you’re obviously getting your money’s worth.

Just in case that still wasn’t enough for you, they top the cake with a dollop of peanut butter cream just to finish it off.

No kidding, this cake is intensely rich, insanely decadent, and ultimately takes Reese’s lovers to the next level. So if you don’t have a big sweet tooth, this cake may not be for you.
But if you love Reese’s and mean it, congratulations, you’ve found your next wonderful challenge.

Clearly, this is proof that The Cheesecake Factory passionately believed in the saying,
“There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s.”
Well Cheesecake Factory, after taking that tasty last bite, I’ve got to say, you were so right.

Grade: B+
The Cheesecake Factory
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60611
(170 locations nationwide)

Still not enough peanut butter for you? Check our irresistible recipes as well!

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A writer and photographer who's in love with new experiences, visual art, and the written word. Born and raised in Chicago, I've also spent time living in New York City, Hong Kong, and traveled throughout various places. A travel enthusiast by heart, I love roaming new places and exploring the people & food that comes with it. As an avid story teller, I love sharing my discoveries, whether it be my latest travel experience or newest food adventure. I truly believe that food is the universal factor that connects all of us, no matter how different we may be in other ways, we cannot deny that there’s at least one thing that we love to eat and that one favorite food magically and unconditionally gives us comfort and pleasure. That feeling is one of the purest forms of happiness and I’d love to share that feeling through my work

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