January 8, 2012

Brownie Cheesecake

I went to a group get together today and wanted to bring something yummy. This brownie cheesecake recipe is super easy, and perfect for anyone who has never made a cheesecake before.

To start, you will need a spring form pan. I actually found mine at Goodwill for a dollar.

Boxed Brownie Mix and ingredients to make brownie mix.
16oz Cream Cheese
3 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Sour Cream

Prepare the brownie layer. Follow the directions on the box. Use the baking time that is closest to the pan size you are using.

Mix Cream Cheese, Sugar and Vanilla together until well blended. 

If you don't have a Kitchen Aid Mixer, you can use a hand mixer, you will just want to cut up the cream cheese into cubes and slowly add the cubes into the bowl, otherwise your beaters will get clogged and your mixer will sound like it's about to die. 

Add the Eggs to the mixture. And continue mixing.

Add Sour Cream and mix until everything is well blended.

Pour on top of the baked brownie crust and bake at 325* for 35-45 minutes.

Once it's baked, allow it to cool, then refrigerate for 3+ hours. 

If you are running behind schedule, like I usually am, and don't have 3+ hours to let the cheesecake cool in the fridge, you can stick it in the freezer for an hour and that works too.

Before serving, remove the cheese cake from the spring form pan and onto a platter or cake stand. Garnish with berries, pie filling, whipped cream, or any other garnish you like.

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