When the weather is dreary and cold like it is now, I love to turn that oven on and bake away. Yesterday was one of those days when I knew a decadent dessert was in order. The kids are on Christmas break so I let them choose the dessert de jour. Two of them asked for brownies while the other two agreed on cheesecake. I knew that Brownie Swirl Cheesecake was the answer to this dilemma. If you have never made this, I highly recommend trying it, it is very easy and super delicious!
Brownie Swirl Cheesecake
What you will need:
- Springform pan, greased on bottom only
- Boxed brownie mix (plus ingredients called for on box)
- 2 packages of cream cheese, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 deg. Prepare brownies as directed and pour into springform pan. Bake 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your pan and brownie mix amount. I used about only 3/4 of the brownie batter simply because I didn’t want the brownie portion of the dessert to overpower the cheesecake.
Next, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. Add one egg at a time, mixing after each until completely incorporated. Add cream cheese mixture to springform pan. Melt chocolate chips in microwave and spoon onto cheesecake mixture. take a knife and cut through the chocolate/cheesecake several times to create swirl effect. Bake another 30-35 minutes.
Allow to cool completely then run your knife around the edge of the cake to separate it from the pan. Chill for an hour or so and enjoy!