A simple prepared brownie mix forms the crust for this delicious cheesecake from Liz. It's quite easy to prepare and bake, and it makes an impressive cheesecake.
Use a Jiffy mix or similar mix for the cheesecake, or use about half of a full size brownie mix and cut added water, oil, and eggs by half.
- 8 ounces (Jiffy or similar) brownie mix , plus egg and water as directed on package
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Large eggs
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
Grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan then dust with flour. Prepare basic brownie mix as directed on package; spread batter evenly into springform pan. Bake at 350° F (180° C/Gas Mark 4) for 15 minutes.
Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla; mix at medium speed on electric handheld mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Transfer about 1/3 of the cream cheese batter to another bowl. Pour the 2/3 of the mixture over brownie layer in pan.
Mix melted chocolate with remaining 1/3 of cream cheese batter, then spoon over the cream cheese mixture. Cut chocolate batter through cheese and chocolate mixtures several times to achieve a marbled affect.
Bake at 350° F (180° C/Gas Mark 4) 35 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
Chill. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.