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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies - A Random Recipe

When it came to my blog I got all out of kilter in July and August due to some lovely weekends away and a long holiday.   September has been a bit like going back to school for me and the routine has returned.  With that return to more normal weekends has been the chance to see what blogging challenges September has brought.  Dom over at Belleau 'spanking brand new' Kitchen (and very nice it is too!) set us the task this month of sifting through any saved recipe cuttings and picking one to make for his Random Recipe Challenge.  I love this idea - I am a serial magazine recipe snipper.  As a consequence I have recipes shoved in the front of books, in the magazine rack and in my 'to do' pile, all waiting to be tried out. If they make the grade they then get written or stuck in my actual recipe folder.  It wasn't hard to randomly select one and this ridiculously rich brownie recipe was the one I found. I think it is from an old copy of Sunday Times Style which was featuring recipes from the Green & Black's cookbook but I'm not 100% sure as I don't have the full article. I've been meaning to make this brownie recipe for ages, mainly because it looked so sinful on the picture. It is very puddingy in the respect I think it would be better eaten as dessert rather than with a cup of tea.  It tastes as decadent as it looks.  A little goes a very long way (probably on the hips too....).

The Recipe

For the brownie:
280g unsalted butter (yes more than one block of butter, sinful I told you)
170g dark chocolate (70% cocoa at least)
350g golden caster sugar (sinful again)
70g plain flour
pinch of salt
5 eggs
2 tspn vanilla extract
100g white chocolate, broken into small pieces

For the cheesecake:
350g cream cheese (I used 300g as that's what size the large tubs come in)
75g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
170g fresh raspberries (I used one punnet)

1. Heat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4.  Grease and line a 20cm square tin.
2.  Make the brownie mixture by melting the butter and chocolate (microwave is fine and easy).  Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Combine the sugar, flour and salt in a large mixing bowl, pour over the cooled chocolate and mix until smooth. Beat the eggs separately before adding to the mixing bowl along with the vanilla extract and the while chocolate.  Blend together until the mixture is shiny.  Pour into the prepared tin.
3.  Make the cheesecake mixture by whisking the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs until smooth and creamy.  Pour this over the brownie mix, trying to create an even layer.  Drop the raspberries into the tray.  Use a fork to swirl the mixture for a marbled effect.  
4. Bake for about 45 mins. The brownies should be set but still wobbly.  Leave to cool.


  1. Look wonderful and delicious!! gloria

  2. Haha- I am too am afflicted with Serial Magazine Snipper Syndrome! But what a choice for the challenge. It must have tasted absolutely heavenly- I know I could have not possibly stopped at just the one slice!

  3. That definitely doesn't look like it will help me to lose a stone by Christmas (for my 60th birthday) ~ I will have to save it for later!

  4. wowzer!... what a stunner... evil but fabulous... Chocolate... Cheesecake... Brownie... triple threat!... thanks so much for taking part this month x

  5. Rich and decadent ... worthy of a warning sign on the serving plate ... "Beware! Addicting sweets here ... proceed at your own risk!" I hope Brownieville Girl sees these! She will be excited, no doubt!

  6. Oh my goodness. That would be the perfect dessert in my house, I love brownies and Hubby loaves cheesecake and the addition of raspberries makes it all the better! Yum-O

  7. That looks amazing! Rich and decadent indeed. Almost feel like I'm putting on weight looking at it!

  8. Wow, these look so delicious and I love the fresh raspberries too! That makes them healthy, right?!

  9. Thanks for the comments! It was indeed evil - evilly good!! Jean - yes may not be the best choice for a diet!

  10. This looks so wicked - and so good. I'm sure you're right that it's best as a dessert but I think I'd eat it at any time.

  11. What a fabulous pick and just right for the raspberry season too. I'm going to have to bookmark this one - sigh!

  12. Oh yum I love cheesecake topped brownie and the raspberries would make these super delish. I'm just like you with more recipes saved than I could ever even attempt to try.

  13. These look absolutely delicious! I can't eat dairy at the moment, but I've bookmarked this to try out as soon as I can again :o)