I love a good Valentine’s Day dessert – and I love cheesecake.  But, if I am going to have cheesecake on Valentine’s Day, it better have chocolate in it!  I found this recipe last year and have made it several times since then.  The proportions are perfect.  The chocolate, a perfect balance to the cheesecake.  And, it is so simple to make!

I know it is late posting a Valentine’s Day dessert, but if you need a last minute dessert, this one’s for you!  (Sorry for the horrible photo!)

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
 
Ingredients
  • Brownie Layer
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 4 oz (Baker's or Ghirardelli) Bittersweet Chocolate Broken Into Pieces
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • Cheesecake Layer
  • 2¼ cups Cream Cheese room temperature
  • ⅔ cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in pan over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove form heat and beat in sugar. Leave to cool 5 minutes stir constantly.
  3. Add eggs and milk to the chocolate mixture, beating on medium speed.
  4. Stir in the flour, mixing just until blended. Spoon into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven while preparing the cheesecake layer.
  6. Reduce oven temperature to 325.
  7. In a mixing bow beat together all the ingredient, making sure there are no cheese lumps then pour over brownie base.
  8. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set.
  9. Run a knife around edge of cake to loosen from pan.
  10. Let cool before removing form pan.
  11. Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight before cutting into slices.
  12. Melt some chocolate chips with a bit of butter and drizzle on top!

Recipe adapted from this website.

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