Cheesecake or Brownies…Can’t decide? Then get the best of both worlds in one dessert in this decadent Cheesecake Brownies
Brownies are delicious on their own, and so is cheesecake, but put these two classics together and you got a winning dessert combination. So so easy to prepare, this Cheesecake brownie recipe is an absolute keeper.
Decadent and chocolaty, this is more like a cake type brownie and forms the base of this dessert. The cheesecake layer is beaten separately and spread over the unbaked brownie layer.
You can either swirl it with a blunt edged knife through the brownie layer or just leave it as it is to create a plain cheesecake topping. When you swirl it through the brownie layer, you pick up some of the chocolate flavor into the topping, but it is absolutely delicious any way you choose to bake these brownies.
Cream cheese is usually used for these cheesecake brownies, but when I was shopping, I picked up a tub of smooth cottage cheese by mistake. Having already prepared the brownie layer, and ready to work on the cheesecake layer, I decided to use this smooth cottage cheese.
It actually turned out great, a bit of difference in the taste though. Cream cheese has that mild tangy flavor, while smooth cottage cheese adds a bit more of a sour flavor to the recipe. That is why I decided to swirl it up a bit, so that the chocolate will compensate for the sourness and give it a sweeter taste. It worked like a charm and tasted Amazing.
So you decide, cream cheese or smooth cottage cheese, they both taste great. If you are using cottage cheese, then please make sure that it is smooth and does not the lumpy curd type.
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