Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wedding Dessert Treats: Brownie Batter Cheesecake

The name alone is enticing. These simple and easy to make desserts are a hit at any occasion, especially a wedding. 


for the crusts:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

for the filling:
1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
2 tablespoons powedered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-8oz. package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups box brownie mix (the powder)
2 tablespoons milk

mini chocolate chips for garnish (optional)


In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for crusts together until moist. Divide evenly between 4 serving dishes and press into the bottoms and up the sides about half an inch. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spoon out of mixing bowl and set aside. Place cream cheese, brownie mix, and milk into same mixing bowl the cream was just in and whip smooth. Gently fold in half the whipped cream. Spoon or pipe over the crusts. Top with remaining whipped cream and garnish with mini chocolate chips if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!