Brownie Swirl Cheesecake
Contributed by: NAPSA
An Elegant Cheesecake Gets Brownie Points
(NAPSA) - Chances are, this time of year brings visions of elegant parties dancing in your head-and many of those parties will feature one of the season's most dazzling and delicious desserts: Brownie Swirl Cheesecake. With its tender brownie crust and beautiful swirls of creamy cheesecake and dark, decadent brownie, it's a delicious ending to the perfect party.
Plus, the cheesecake is doubly easy to make because it starts with a double-chocolate brownie mix.
- Brownie Crust:
- 1 package (20 oz) Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 16 oz (2 cups) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 325 F.
For Brownie Crust:
In medium bowl, stir together brownie mix, egg, water and oil until moistened (about 40 strokes). Reserve 3/4 cup brownie batter for cheesecake. Spoon remaining brownie batter into lightly greased, 9-inch springform pan.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Place cream cheese and sour cream in medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed 2 minutes or until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie crust. Add 1/4 cup water to reserved brownie batter and mix well.
Drop spoonfuls of brownie batter randomly over cream cheese mixture. Swirl with tip of knife to create marbled effect.
Bake 55-60 minutes or until filling is set. Cool thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator.
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Serving Size: Makes 12 Servings