Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Espresso Cheesecake Brownies -- Tuesdays with Dorie


Time for Tuesdays with Dorie! I sure have missed participating in TWD during my little blog summer vacation -- I did bake along on a couple of recipes though, the banana bundt and the brownie buttons, both were great. The treat of the week featured today are brownies! Espresso Cheesecake Brownies to be exact, picked for us to try by Melissa of Life in a Peanut Shell, thank you Melissa! You can visit her site here for the recipe.

I decided to bake these in a 9 1/2 inch heart shaped springform pan (Wilton) instead of the square pan as suggested. Since my base was a little wider, I had to use all of the brownie mixture to line the bottom and didn't have any left for swirling with the cheesecake. Not a big deal because these were delicious swirled or not. I did swap out the bittersweet chocolate in the base and use semisweet instead, just personal preference.


I liked the contrast of the sour cream topping with the cheesecake layer and the brownies and think these make these more of a dessert brownie than a grab and go snack brownie that we are used to. My kids all loved these, my husband does not like anything cheesecake so he passed on tasting, silly guy. These were a fun pick and I enjoyed making them :)

12 comments:

Cathy said...

Yum - they look delicious Andrea; how fun to make them in a heart pan. I agree that they are more of a dessert brownie - there was something torte-like about them. Glad you enjoyed them!

Flourchild said...

It's so nice to have you back with us! Maybe this fall won't be as crazy for us! Im so glad the weather will be getting much cooler soon so I can fire up my oven more! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe. I really loved the frosting on top the best. I could have licked the entire bowl! Your heart pan is cute and your giant heart brownie cake is really sweet looking!

Cristine said...

Your brownies look great!

Megan said...

I love the heart pan! I remembered that you have an extensive collection of pans in all sorts of shapes and sizes - lucky girl!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad they were a hit with you. Your layers look great!

Jessica said...

I love it when you get a chance to use the fun shaped pans! I'm glad that you really enjoyed this recipe. I'm in your husband's camp, I don't like cheesecake. It's nice to know there's someone else besides me.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh my, totally decadent!
Your hubby is silly indeed, I will eat his share. :)

natalia said...

How nice your pan is !!!

Lauryn said...

Mmmm, your brownies look awesome! And I heart that heart shaped pan!! So cute!!

Pamela said...

They look delicious!!

Jennifer said...

I love the giant heart! Im glad you like this, we loved them!

TeaLady said...

These were good weren't they? I left off the topping. But yours look great with it.

And - welcome back.

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