Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 8-10 slices
Ingredients
  • Brownie layer ->>
  • 1 20 oz box brownie mix ( I had this huge Hershey's triple chocolate brownie mix from Sam's Clubbut you can use any you prefer or make your own)
  • Cheesecake Layer ->>
  • Soft Room Temperature cream cheese ( 16 ounce)
  • Pinch salt
  • ⅔ cup regular white granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp full fat sour cream ( If you don't get sour cream where you live, replace with full fat yogurt)
  • 1 tsp lime/lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Brownie layer ->>
  3. Follow directions as mentioned on the box of your packaged brownie mix. Or you can make your own brownie batter if you want to.
  4. Pour brownie batter (I used a 20 oz ready made brownie mix packet from Hershey's) into a 9" *3* round cake pan. Make sure you have a deep cake pan. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes.
  5. Cheesecake layer ->>
  6. In a large deep bowl, add soft room temperature cream cheese and using a hand mixer, mix for about 1 minutes until the cream cheese becomes soft and creamy. Add sugar, salt and mix for another 2 minutes.
  7. Now add sour cream,lemon/lime juice, vanilla extract and 1 egg yolk and mix for another 1 minute. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl using a spatula so everything is mixed evenly.
  8. Now add 2 eggs and mix for a minute .
  9. Make sure NOT TO OVERMIX.
  10. Now pour this mix into the already baked brownie crust and Bake it for 45 minutes at 325F.
  11. Once completely baked, take it out gently and place the cheesecake over a cooling rack. Let it cool for 3 hours on cooling rack. Run a clean knife around the cheesecake to loosen the sides. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for about 4 hours at least or overnight which I prefer.
  12. It can be kept in fridge for upto 2-4 days!
  13. When ready to eat, keep it out at room temperature for about 10-15 mins before serving. Cut into slices using a knife. Make sure to dip your knife in how water after each time you cut and wipe it clean before cutting again as it helps in cutting clean slices.
  14. You can serve with whipped cream, fresh strawberries or chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
Notes
Ami says :
Cheesecake recipe adapted from my NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/brownie-bottom-cheesecake/