Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Brownie Cheesecake

A colleague told me about this wonderful dessert at the newly opened cafe at the lobby of our building (thanks Vicki!) They call it a brownie cheesecake. Not a cheesecake that tastes like a brownie but rather a cheesecake with brownie as the base topped with a thin layer of white chocolate. It was a shame a didn't bring my camera on Friday. It was a treat to behold.

So, with Valentine's Day coming up I had a sudden burst of inspiration from this and decided to make dessert for my wife. Yes, you guessed it! I attempted to make my own version of a brownie cheesecake.
The concept seemed too obvious I wonder why I never thought of it earlier. Cherry and I both love brownies and cheesecakes but it never crossed our minds to put them together...into one sinful dessert.
I imagined it to be quite simple to make (although I've never baked cheesecake before...what could be so difficult, I thought). To make it even simpler I decided to use my favourite Betty Croker's Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix instead of making it from scratch. As for the cheesecake, I used the Classic Baked American Cheesecake recipe.
What a disaster! Well, not completely. It was still edible but not great!
So, what went wrong? For starters I had too much brownie (look at the photos). Rather than equally sharing with the cheesecake it virtually took over the whole dessert. Secondly, I made too little cheesecake. I halved the recipe when i shouldn't have. And finally, I over baked it!
The end result was far from how I imagined it too be. As a consequence I would not be posting the recipe until I get it right...hopefully, before next Valentine's Day!


Skip to Malou said...

i can't wait... i like the idea of a brownie cheesecake.

The Beancounter said...

thanks malou...we'll definitely try to make it again... won't stop till i get it right...