HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Truffle Brownie Cheesecake

Details

Time
8 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cheesecake

This is how to make chocolate brownie cheesecake! Mix HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips in to the batter to make the cheesecake ultra decadent. Slice up and serve at your next dinner party or holiday gathering.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Chill Time
4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 packages

    cream cheese (8 oz each), softened

  • 3/4 cup

    sugar

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1/4 cup

    heavy cream

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 1/2 tsp

    shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

  • Brownie Layer

  • 6 Tbsps

    butter or margarine, melted

  • 1-1/4 cups

    sugar

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons

  • 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
9-inch springform pan
9-inch springform pan
bowl
bowl
measuring cups
measuring cups
microwave-safe bowls
microwave-safe bowls
microwave
microwave
wire rack
wire rack
refrigerator
refrigerator
1

Heat oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

2

Prepare Brownie Layer. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake batter.

3

Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in eggs, heavy cream, vanilla and salt, beating until well blended.

4

Set aside 2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Place remaining chips in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1-1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted when stirred. Gradually blend melted chocolate into cheesecake batter.

5

Immediately after removing brownie from oven, spoon cheesecake mixture over brownie. Return to oven; continue baking 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool to room temperature. Remove side of pan.

6

Place remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred. Drizzle over top of cheesecake. Cover; refrigerate several hours until cold. Garnish as desired. Cover and refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

Brownie Layer:

Stir together 6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add 2 eggs; stirring until blended. Stir in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; blend well. Spread in prepared pan.

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