Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberries.  Cheesecake. Brownies.  Mmmmmm.  Individually delicious, but combined together in the form of Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies it’s a slice of chocolatey, creamy, tartly sweet heaven.  Not the healthiest of treats, I’ll grant you that, but life is too short to not indulge now and again.

The recipe for these Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies comes from the superb delicious sweet collection from delicious magazine. With Christmas soon upon us I thought the collection of delicious indulgent recipes contained in sweet would be invaluable, so added it to my ever expanding collection.

delicious sweet is a compilation of the best sweet recipes featured in delicious magazine.  It organises the recipes into chapters on chocolate, crepes and pancakes, cakes, meringues, tarts, cheesecakes, warm puddings, slices, small cakes, junior cooks, chilled desserts, ice cream and basics.  Not only are the recipes droolworthy, but the photography is the icing on the cake.  This is the perfect gift for a sweet toothed cook, like me, without the hefty price tag of most cookbooks.

I’ve been thinking about cookbooks and Christmas gift lists in the last few weeks, as I’ve been asked what I want for Christmas quite a few times.  It’s quite funny to think that almost my entire wishlist is filled with cookbooks.  Very different from previous years.  The problem has been narrowing down the list.  My wishlist includes Nigella Kitchen, The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, Dessert Fourplay by Johnny Iuzzini, Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi, Baking by Dorie Greenspan, Paris Sweets by Dorie Greenspan, Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater and Tender Volume 1 by Nigel Slater.  There are just so many fabulous cookbooks out there it’s hard to narrow things down.  I think a visit to a bookstore might be in order so I can flick through each of these books and decide which I really like.

So, what is on your Christmas Cookbook wishlist?

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie recipe
 
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Recipe from delicious sweet cookbook
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • BROWNIE BASE:
  • 200g of good quality dark chocolate, chopped - I used Lindt 70% cocoa
  • 200g of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 250g of caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup of plain flour, sifted
  • CHEESECAKE TOPPING:
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 400g of cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
  • 125g of raspberries (frozen are fine)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius and grease and line a 20cm x 30cm pan and line with baking paper.
  2. Place the chocolate into a microwave proof jug and microwave in 20 second bursts until just melted. Stir until the remaining chocolate melts and set aside to cool.
  3. In a mixer with a paddle attachment fitted, beat the butter and sugar for the brownie base until pale and thick.
  4. Add the eggs to the brownie base, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  5. Stir in the melted chocolate and then fold through the sifted flour.
  6. Pour ¾ of the brownie base into the prepared pan. Reserve the remaining mixture.
  7. In a seperate mixing bowl, prepare the cheesecake topping. Beat the cream cheese, vanilla extract, sugar and eggs until smooth.
  8. Spread the cheesecake topping over the brownie base. Dollop the reserved brownie mixture on top of the cheesecake base and swirl through with a fork.
  9. Sprinkle with the raspberries, pushing the raspberries into the cheesecake topping.
  10. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

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23 Comments

  1. chanel November 17, 2010  4:40 pm Reply

    I remember one year my brithday pressie wish list was all cookbooks - mostly ones filled with gorgeous looking desserts like your brownies as I have the biggest sweet tooth ever

    • delicieux November 17, 2010  5:49 pm Reply

      I have a huge sweet tooth too chanel. Good to know I'm not alone in that :) What would be your favourite sweet cookbook then?

      • chanel November 22, 2010  2:09 pm

        The crabapple cupcake book is great for cupcakes and David Lebovitz for ice cream, otherwise I love Gourmet Traveller dessert recipes the most.

      • delicieux November 24, 2010  1:53 pm

        Thanks for the suggestions Chanel. I will definitely check out David Lebovitz for ice cream so I can make the most of my ice cream maker. :)

  2. Emma @CakeMistress November 17, 2010  8:17 pm Reply

    Life's too short to skip dessert, that's for sure :)

    Great cookbook list. I just finished bookmarking recipes to try from Plenty, and ended up flagging virtually every page! You'll love it. Hope Santa delivers ;)

    • delicieux November 17, 2010  7:46 pm Reply

      Thanks Emma. Plenty sounds fantastic. Sounds like you are like me, I bookmark pages in my cookbooks too :)

  3. Jess November 18, 2010  10:46 am Reply

    Oh wow, I've made these cheesecake brownies before! It must've been a couple of years back (I seem to recall I made them for my old lab, so it would be either 2007 or 2008) and they were so good. The recipe was on taste.com.au: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5935/raspberry+ch...

    Looking through the wishlist I've got saved on my Fishpond account, the cookbooks I'm most keen to get would probably be Nigella's Kitchen, Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache by Harry Eastwood, and The Persian Kitchen: Home Cooking from the Middle East by Neda Afrashi. I've had a look through the latter two at Black Pearl and they both look amazing.

    • delicieux November 18, 2010  4:20 pm Reply

      Red Velvet & Chocolate sounds right up your alley. I've seen the Persian Kitchen in stores, definitely a beautiful book too. Great taste :)

  4. Heidi November 18, 2010  3:02 pm Reply

    Great pictures! These look so professional and delicious too! Love the swirls. mmmm tough choice. I am lusting after the Tessa Kiros books I am still yet to buy. But my ultimate (v expensive) book would be David Thompson's Thai Street Food *sigh*
    Heidi xo
    My recent post The Watermelon Song

    • delicieux November 18, 2010  4:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Heidi :) I've seen David Thompson's book and it's definitely beautiful. Have you checked out Book Depository as I've found them the cheapest place to buy cookbooks online and order all of mine from there for much less than what we pay in Australia. Here is a link to David's book

      • Heidi November 23, 2010  2:21 pm

        ahuh! thank you SO much, you're a gem :)
        My recent post Our 65km Walk

  5. Gastronomy Gal November 19, 2010  10:27 am Reply

    Wow- these look so incredibly rich! I don't think my stomach would agree but my tastebuds definitely would!

  6. Barbara Bakes November 21, 2010  3:17 am Reply

    I love cheesecake brownies and adding raspberries sounds even better!

  7. delicieux November 21, 2010  1:25 pm Reply

    I agree, the delicious recipes always seem to work, which is great. It's always good to know you have a reliable recipes source because there is nothing more frustrating than using a recipe and finding it doesn't work.

  8. Melody Fury December 8, 2010  1:04 pm Reply

    What a stunning holiday recipe! Would you like to submit it to my contest to win a cookbook? Just wanting to share the holiday cheer (and exposure to your blog) Would love for you to win :) http://ow.ly/3j61M

  9. Food Flair December 18, 2010  8:11 am Reply

    Wow....those look amazing...and I am sure they taste scrumptious!

  10. happinessiscatching May 25, 2011  4:07 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, these look INCREDIBLE! Such a great recipe! I'll be making these when my mum comes to visit this weekend. One of these beautiful little slices of chocolaty goodness with a cup of tea and some girly banter will be perfection! Thanks for the inspiration!

    -Sarah

    My recent post Unlimited Possibilities An Unlimited Amount of Confusion

    • delicieux May 25, 2011  9:24 am Reply

      You're welcome Sarah. I hope you enjoy the brownies! :D

 

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