Easy Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Chocolate Frosting

Easy Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Chocolate Frosting

This recipe is so easy and yet each time I make it everyone goes crazy over it. I can’t take credit for the recipe though, it’s a Cream Cheese recipe.
Ok.. ok.. I know I’ve taken the shortest path … but you can always make your favorite brownie from zero , using your own recipe. Today I wanted to simplify things , in a word make life a little more comfortable …. You forgive me? Here’s what you will need..

Easy Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Chocolate Frosting

Easy Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Chocolate Frosting

time prep: 15 min
total: 5 hr 35 min
servings total: 16 servings, one bar each

For Brownie

  • 1 pkg. (13×9-inch pan size) brownie mix or you can always make your favorite brownie

For cheesecake

  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, cooled slightly.

For Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

For brownie

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; grease foil. Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; pour into prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 min. or until top of brownie is shiny and center is almost set.

For Ceesecake

  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Spoon over partially baked brownie batter in pan. (Filling will come almost to top of pan.)
  2. Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 min. before serving. Lift cheesecake from pan, using foil handles. Drizzle with chocolate; let stand until chocolate is firm. Cut into 16 bars to serve. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Garlic Cheese Crescents

For Chocolate Frosting

  1. Place butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl beat until combined about 1 minute. Scape down the sides and add cocoa and vanilla mix until combined. Add powdered sugar and mix until well combined. I beat for a couple of minutes. I think the texture is lighter if you beat for a few minutes. Frost cheesecake and enjoy!

Lasagna Roll-ups

Cinnamon Danish Pastry Recipe