Friday, November 11, 2011

Brownie Cheesecake

Have you ever died and gone to heaven? I just did! This Brownie Cheesecake is to die for! There's no other way to describe it.
We went to friends for dinner last week. Our first dinner party with them and I was determined to blow their socks off with my contribution, and it certainly worked!
My brownies have so far been a favourite, but I was in the mood to make some cheesecake since I haven't made a cheesecake since the Lemon Mousse Cheesecake. Brownie?... Cheesecake?... Brownie?... Cheesecake?... Chocolaty heaven? or Creamy velvet goodness? Then it hit me! Haven't I heard of a Brownie Cheesecake before? Perfect! Perfect!

So here it is and wow, what a reaction. I even heard a cook's beloved response of "This is the best cheesecake I've ever had"....Mmmm, music to my ears and cooking heart :)

What you'll need:
2 x quantities of TasteMyPlate's Brownie Mix
16 oz. (2 x 250g packages) cream cheese, softened
3-4 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Just under 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3 tbsp milk

  • Grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Prepare the brownie mix as instructed on. Pour the mix into the pan, bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 F. You want the brownie to be firm enough to act as a base, but not be completely done
  • Combine cream cheese, whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour cheese mixture over brownie base
  • Melt  the chocolate chips in a bain-marie with the milk. Spoon melted chocolate over the cream cheese mixture in swirls or blotches (not a layer), then cut through with a knife for a marble effect
  • Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill
Serve and enjoy!

No comments: