Saturday, October 6, 2007

Sinful Cheesecake Brownies

A lot of my friends have never heard of Cheesecake brownies, and they seemed to frown when I mention it. Anyway, this is the first time I made cheesecake brownies as I saw the recipe from the September issue of Australian good taste. Apparently, it was an old recipe but it was so good that they have to republish it again! I must say I'm glad I made it! It was sooo good and addictive! The texture of the brownies were rich, moist and fudgy! If you are a chocolate lover, this IS a MUST TRY! However, if you are not, you might find these too rich for your taste.

Cheesecake Brownies
  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 150g butter, chopped
  • 300g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 65g (1/4 cup) sour cream
  • 1 x 250g pkt cream cheese, at room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a square 20cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
  2. Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  3. Whisk 2 of the eggs in a small bowl. Add whisked eggs and 140g (2/3 cup) of the sugar to the chocolate mixture, and stir to combine. Add the flour and sour cream and stir until well combined.
  4. Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese and remaining sugar in a bowl until smooth. Add the remaining egg and beat until just combined.
  5. Spoon chocolate and cream cheese mixtures, alternately, over base of pan. (I put the brownies layer in the bottom and the cream cheese layer on top instead). Use a skewer to swirl to create a marble effect. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 1 hour to cool. Cut into squares to serve.
Australian Good Taste - July 2005 , Page 73
Recipe by Sarah Hobbs

My swirling skills are not very good as you can see here, but they still tasted awesome!


Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, looks and sounds delicious (and no doubt, 'sinful' T^T)............ maybe I'll give in and give it a try on Thanksgiving (haha, excuses excuses).
Thanks for posting all these great recipes! I've been following your site for like, a month now ^^". Thanks for updating so often, it's always something to look forward to :).

vida said...

No such thing as too rich, is there? Vida x

Hungry Hamster said...

TingTing: I should be the one thanking you for following my blog! It's always great to receive comments!

Vida: That word doesn't exist in my dictionary either, but my brother will definitely disagree :)

Agnes said...

They look delicious! I think you did well with the swirling :)

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering where you get the tiny circle you use to indicate 'degrees' celcius in your recipes. I have been typing up alot of them recently and cannot find anything on the keyboard or in Word that will do it! It would be so helpful to know! I looked for an email address to send my query to but couldnt find one on your blog.
Thanks alot.
p.s. These brownies look delicious and easy to make too.

Hungry Hamster said...

That's a great question anonymous. I'm sorry to tell u this, I've been trying to figure that out too! I don't have that tiny circle in all my recipes, only the ones that I 'cut and paste' from another website. (Bad bad, shall not cut and paste!)

Sorry for being unhelpful, I do hope that you'll like the brownies :p

ps. Pls let me know if you ever find out how to do the little circle!


Thing@Theresa said...

hi..its me again
i tried out your recipe but i cut down the sugar and add in some walnuts. IMO, its very rich. after i ate 2 small pieces, i feel full dy...

Hungry Hamster said...

Hey Thing@Theresa, yes, it's EXTREMELY RICH!! I think it's lovely in small amount too, but I think I may die of fat overload/obesity if I ate as much of it as I did other desserts hahaha. They are a hit amongst my friends though, so I think it really depends on your taste.

Haha, moderation is the key :p

Have a great week!