A good helper likes to be right in the middle of the action.
Yep, it is a cheesecake. Here is the almost finished version. It got a crack in it because I went to a party and was not able to remove it from the oven after an hour of cooling. Happily, you won't see that crack for long. The bulls-eye effect is supposed to look like zebra stripes when you cut into it."Frosted" with a chocolate ganache.
I made this for Peri's Bat Mitzvah. It was served at the Sunday brunch, an event Matt--who is the cheesecake "patron" here as he paid for all those ingredients--and I were unable to attend. Happily, the leftovers were brought to school on Monday for staff meeting eating and I got to enjoy the creation. And I did enjoy it.