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Friday, January 6, 2012

Rolo Brownie Cheesecake

I am playing post catch up now.  I have several holiday desserts I didn't have time to post because of parties, work and cookies, that took longer than expected.  Now their are 5 posts half done, waiting for me to get the photos ready or write in the recipes.

Will I have time this weekend to finish them all? Pah, of course not. This weekend includes working on a Baptism cake for Sunday, which we also have to attend. My hubby is the Godfather.  He is very excited and happy.  A little one he can attempt to impart his wisdom on.   We also have a birthday party to go Saturday, which I may try to bake some treats for.  So again more posts to pile up.

This cheesecake was for a holiday party all the way back to early December. Ooops, super late.  It also used Halloween candy I scored after Halloween and threw in the freezer.   I actually wanted to use snickers but I left them in the trunk of my car,  which happened to be at the Auto shop getting an oil change that night.  So there will be a snickers cheesecake coming eventually, that craving didn't go away.

Rolo Brownie Cheesecake


Brownie Base

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 oz (115g) dark chocolate ( at least 50%)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup chopped rolos.
  • 2-3 oz chocolate for drizzling. 

1) Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line a 9 inch spring-form pan with parchment. 
Make the Brownie
2) Using a double boiler , melt together the chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. 

3) Remove from heat and mix in sugar until just combined.

4) Add eggs and milk, mix to combinel. 
5) Fold in flour until just blended.

6) Pour onto prepared parchment.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven, reduce temp to 325F.
Make the Cheesecake:
7) Combine the cream cheese and sugar in a food processor and run until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla and process until combined.  

8) Pour the cheesecake into a large bowl, stir in sour cream and crushed rolos. You can also place some rolos on the brownie base before adding the cheesecake. 
9) Pour cheesecake on top of brownie.  Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until cheesecake is almost set.  Run a knife around the edge to remove cheesecake from the side of the pan.   Let cool completely, chill several hours or overnight before slicing.  Drizzle with melted chocolate. 

Cheesecake has got to be one of my favorite desserts.  I love how if done properly it can just melt in your mouth.   The rolos didn't hurt either.   I was worried the brownie would have been dry with all that baking but it wasn't at all.  It was well protected by the sweet, creamy cheesecake.


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MY MINI PAN GIVEAWAY WINNER IS.....  LISA from SWEET AS SUGAR COOKIES!    She has a great blog.  Can't wait to see what you make Lisa!  I will be in touch to get your info.

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