- 400g x Dark Chocolate (at least 55% cocoa solids)
- 325g x Unsalted Butter
- 6 x Whole Eggs
- 2 x Egg Yolks
- 300g Caster Sugar
- 50g Cocoa Powder
- 80g Plain Flour
Cheesecake Topper Ingredients
- 300g x Good Quality Cream Cheese
- 1 tbsp Plain Flour
- 90g x Caster Sugar
- 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 x Egg
- 1 x Egg Yolk
- 2 x tbsp Sour Cream (heaped)
So the best way to think about this recipe from the off is as two separate elements the brownie and the cheesecake topping.
lets get the brownie under way. Pop the oven on – 180C/fan 160/gas 4. At Foodies we like to prep and measure all the ingredients out first. This is obviously not essential but really helps the stress levels when baking.
Step 1 – Heat the chocolate and butter together over a bain marie (posh word for bowl over boiling water). This will help you not to burn the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Place to one side to cool slightly.
Step 2 – Whisk 6 whole eggs, 2 yolks and caster sugar until pale. Not too much. The more you mix the higher it rises! Pour the chocolate mix into the eggs. Sieve the cocoa powder with plain flour into the bowl and fold together. Make sure you mix/fold gently you don’t want to knock all the air out.
Step 3 – Pop the brownie mixture to one side and make the cheesecake topper.
Step 4 – Time to make the cheesecake topper. Add the cream cheese, flour, sugar, vanilla, eggs, egg yolk and sour cream in a mixer until fluffy (2/3mins).
Step 5 – You should now have two bowls in front of you, one brownie mix and the other cheesecake mix. Now prep your baking tray (13″x 8″ x 1.5″). Rub some butter on the bottom, cut and fit the baking parchment for the tin. The butter will hold it in place.
Step 6 – Pour 1/2 cm of the brownie mix, covering the whole tray.
Step 7 – Pour 1/2 cm of the cheesecake mix on top of the brownie mix (do not mix into the brownie mix).
Step 8 – Take a table spoon and dollop the left over brownie mix on top of the cheesecake mix.
Step 9 – Carefully put the cheesecake brownie in the pre heated oven for 40/45 minutes.
Step 10 – Take out the oven. Resist the temptation to dive right in. It will be roasting. Cool for 20 mins and eat warm.