Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake for #SundaySupper

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake | Magnolia DaysChocolate and butter are melting over a simmering pot of water. The oven is on and a pan awaits batter. Cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and flour are on the counter by the pot. Across the kitchen on another counter are cream cheese and eggs warming up from their chill in the fridge. A mixer is positioned by a big bowl. Everything is ready for making a decadent dessert. A few spills and splatters later, it goes in the oven for a final bake. Next comes cooling and chilling. The hardest part is waiting to enjoy an incredible Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.

Everyone needs a little decadence from time to time. It’s something to look forward to and makes for a special celebration. It can also mark the start of a time of doing without. Such is the case with Fat Tuesday, a cherished day of indulgence before the Lenten season. Mardi Gras happens the day before Ash Wednesday. New Orleans throws the biggest celebration of it in America. Sunday Supper had to join in the fun with a Fat Sunday showcasing decadent, Mardi Gras, or New Orleans inspired food.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake | Magnolia DaysWhat to make for Fat Sunday? I had to go for the decadent option. First was deciding which decadence to feature. I considered something battered and deep fried for a split second. Butter-laden came to mind next. That took me to cream cheese and the possibilities with it. My thoughts went to cheesecake because of a recent discussion with my friend Terry and so I decided to go for the most indulgent one I’ve ever made.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake has layers of richness. The original recipe is one I saved years ago and I believe it is by Eagle Brand®. Only thing is it calls for boxed brownie mix and I wanted it all homemade. I used the recipe for my Just-Right Brownie and it worked out just right. The brownie layer is fudgy and dense. The next layer is a creamy cheesecake filled with mini chocolate chips. The crowning decadence is real whipped cream which conveniently covered up a major crack in the top. (Oops. Shhh! don’t tell anyone).

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake | Magnolia DaysDo you celebrate Mardi Gras? I do only in the sense of using it as an excuse to eat something indulgent. Scroll down to find the list of Fat Sunday recipes by Sunday Supper contributors. Big thanks to Leslie of La Cocina de Leslie for hosting this fun event.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
 
Prep time
 
Serves: Makes 12 to 16 servings
Ingredients
For the brownie layer:
  • ¾ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
For the cheesecake layer:
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the topping
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
For the brownie layer:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom only of a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Stir together the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of the flour in a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together remaining flour and salt in a separate small bowl.
  4. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large non-reactive bowl over a pan of simmering water. When the chocolate and butter has melted, remove it from the heat and stir in sugar and cocoa powder.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Stir in flour until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until set.
For the cheesecake layer:
  1. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk and beat until smooth.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until just combined. Do not over beat.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour over brownie layer.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  6. Bake 50 minutes or until center is set. Cool to room temperature. Chill thoroughly overnight.
  7. Remove side of springform pan.
For the topping:
  1. Beat whipping cream using a mixer on medium speed until frothy.
  2. Gradually add sugar while increasing mixer speed to high.
  3. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Spread whipped cream over top of cheesecake.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers.
Notes
Time stated does not include chilling cheesecake overnight.

Are you ready for more decadent and Mardi Gras food? Check out these recipes by Sunday Supper contributors:

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Comments

  1. says

    Renee!!! your brownie chocolate chip cheesecake has my name written all over it! it looks PERFECT! that inside shot is making me drool! As I wrote on Liz’s post, if I’m going to indulge, give me something sweet and delicious. . just like this! love it!

  2. says

    What a spectacular cheesecake, Renee! We were both on the same wavelength today…I’d love to follow up one of my brownies with a slice of your amazing cheesecake!

  3. says

    I always love your ‘opening scene’ paragraphs to your post. You set the mood so perfectly.

    And yes, you definitely did go decadent with this dessert. Brownies…chocolate chips…cheesecake…what’s not to love?!

  4. says

    You’re so mean. Teasing us all week with this cheesecake, now sharing more gorgeous photos and we still don’t get to taste it!

  5. says

    Good lawd, Renee, this is glorious! Seriously. It’s beautiful. Each layer is gorgeous and perfect. That layer of brownie looks wonderfully fudgy ‘n dense, while your cheesecake is luscious and creamy. I just can’t stop staring at these photos!

  6. says

    mmmmm, yummmmmy…give me a plate, fork and one piece of this delightful, creamy and delicious cheesecake, i can’t resist form something like that :D

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