May 19, 2013

Chocolate Brownie for Lazy Days



It is Sunday today, which means it is a day I cannot stand. I'm stuck at home, no where to go nothing to do really. Everything is closed, nothing is happening.
Alright, there is one exception, I'm excited on every third Sunday, when my beloved vintage market takes place. Otherwise, this is the day I truly hate. I'm already tired in the morning, not wanting to get out of the bed and counting the hours until midnight. This is the day I do the less interesting works at home, like laundry. Sundays get a bit better in spring and summer. At least the sun is up, usually not raining, and we can grill and play out in the garden. But as unlucky as I was so far this year, almost every Sunday was filled with rain, and this fact just doesn't help to change my feelings about Sundays.

Today was no different than usual, only I added a bit of chocolate cake into the day to make it sweeter. It helped me to occupy myself and I could do a bit of soul searching while the cake was baking  -only this didn't get me anywhere.The result was even better than I imagined. Not only cheered me up a bit but according to my husband, this is the best chocolaty cake I've ever made. Chocolate makes everything better, even Sundays. 


Chocolate cheesecake brownie cake


Ingredients:

for Brownie
100g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
100g butter, chopped
1 egg
2 egg yolks
120g raw cane sugar
60g  plain flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder

for Cheesecake filling
200g cream cheese, Philadelphia
1 egg
2 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw cane sugar
20g butter


Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a 18 cm diameter cake pan with non-stick baking paper, allowing sides to overhang.  Melt the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Allow the chocolate mixture to cool slightly. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks until combined. Stir in melted chocolate. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder and flour in a large bowl. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. Pour 3/4 of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.

For cheesecake filling, whisk together cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, corn starch and melted butter. Spoon remaining chocolate batter over filling. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the chocolate.
Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the center. Set aside for few hours or overnight to cool. This helps the brownie to set. 
Serve with whipped cream and fresh fruit.


8 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of Sundays, personally--but let's say for fun's sake that the other six days don't do it for me, and that I will take a slice of brownie cheesecake for every day of the week that is *not* Sunday. No objections there--this looks drop-dead delectable!

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    1. The cake will taste just as good on any other day as well :)

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  2. Would it be alright if I declared every day as Lazy day just so I could make this? It looks so delicious!

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    1. I would do the same for a cake like this :)

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  3. This sounds and looks delicious- Love the pictures!

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    1. Thanks Sherri, glad you like it

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  4. Nice blog and photos.Well done.

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  5. Brownies are my fav...everytime trying a new version...now going to be this one

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