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Brownie Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache


  • Author: OMGChocolateDesserts.com
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Brownie bottomed cheesecake topped with generous layer of silky chocolate ganache


Ingredients

Brownie bottom

  • 4 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cheesecake filling

  • 1 lbs cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

Chocolate ganache

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream

Instructions

Brownie bottom

  1. Grease the 9×9 inch pan and line it with the baking paper
  2. Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
  3. In a bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, and salt
  4. In the other bowl beat well butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, add vanilla and mix.
  5. Add egg and mix well.
  6. Gradually add the mixture of flour, cocoa and salt, stir it well.
  7. Add baking soda and mix.
  8. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake about 10 minutes

Cheesecake filling

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until it’s smooth.
  2. Add vanilla and salt and mix.
  3. The eggs add one at a time, until combined but use low speed and do not over mix it.
  4. Remove the brownie from the oven and spread the cheesecake filling over the brownie batter.
  5. Notes: the brownies will be still quite liquid at the surface, therefore cheesecake filling will sink a little and mix a bit with the brownies and become chocolaty
  6. Bake for about 35 minutes.
  7. Let it cool completely.
  8. While it’s cooling prepare the chocolate ganache

Chocolate ganache

  1. Melt the chocolate and stir in the whipped cream until become silky
  2. Use the edges of the baking paper to lift brownie cheesecake from the pan and transfer on the plate
  3. Spoon the chocolate ganache over the cake and let it cool
  4. Cut into squares and serve.