National Cream Cheese Brownie Day | Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce – The Foodie Patootie

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day | Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

It’s not enough to have a swirled dessert. Although I’m not that big of a fan of chocolate, I do like brownies and I love cream cheese. But do you know what I love even more than those two things combined? Cheesecake! I thought to myself, “Why not make a cheesecake with a brownie crust for today?” So, that’s exactly what I did.

Brownie-Crusted Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce via TheFoodiePatootie.com | #dessert #recipe

This was surprisingly simple. I have made larger cheesecakes before so I just made slight adjustments to the batter and poured it into about 18 large muffin/cupcake tins after making the brownie crust. Topped with a homemade salted caramel sauce from Sally’s Baking Addiction and it was on point.

Brownie-Crusted Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce via TheFoodiePatootie.com | #dessert #recipe

The salted caramel sauce is the best. I really couldn’t have come up with a better one so Sally’s will be my go-to from now on. When cheesecakes are bite-sized (or, 2 bites-sized in this case), they are the best kind of cheesecakes. Cute, and don’t cause you to overindulge.

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day | Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • [b]Brownie Crust[/b]
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate bars
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • [b]Cheesecake[/b]
  • 3 packs (24 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • [url href=”http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-salted-caramel-recipe/” target=”_blank”]Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce[/url]
Instructions
[b]Brownie Crust[/b]
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Place cupcake liners in 18 large tins.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together, either in the microwave or double boiler. Stir in vanilla. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, or a large bowl, cream together the sugar and eggs. Add the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Add salt and then slowly add flour until fully incorporated. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop chocolate into linings and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and set aside to cool while making the cheesecake. Lower oven to 325*F.
[b]Cheesecake[/b]
  1. Beat together cream cheese. Add sugar and vanilla, followed by eggs. Mix to combine and until smooth and creamy.
  2. Evenly distribute over the brownie crust.
  3. Bake at 325*F for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place in fridge for 2 hours.
  5. When ready to eat, top with warmed up [url href=”http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-salted-caramel-recipe/” target=”_blank”]Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce[/url]

Tomorrow: National Peppermint Patty Day

14 Responses to “National Cream Cheese Brownie Day | Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce”

  1. Stephanie Daigneault — February 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This is right up my alley!! YUM!!

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

      Thanks, Stephanie! I hope you’ll try it! 🙂

  2. Krystal — February 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Amazing! I can’t wait for tomorrow…so hurry up and post! Peppermint patties are my fave!

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:35 am

      Done and done…and I’m making these again for St. Patty’s Day shenanigans.

  3. Megan — February 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    OMG!!! These sound AMAZING!! Cheese cake is my favorite and Caramel is also up there with cheese cake!! I am totally making these!

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:31 am

      Hooray!! Please let me know what you think! The salted caramel sauce from Sally’s Baking Addiction is so spot on, it’s crazy.

  4. Sue — February 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I will be making these soon! Cheesecake is my weakness and then caramel, so yeah, I am down! LOL

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:30 am

      I admit- I gave myself a pat on the back with this one. All the flavors work really well together. I just can’t eat the entire batch, even though I want to!

  5. Jennifer Dawn — February 13, 2014 at 1:24 am

    These look great! 🙂

  6. Jenna @ A Savory Feast — February 13, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Now this is a holiday I should celebrate every year! These look so good.

  7. Jennifer @Making Our Life Matter — February 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I am absolutely drooling over these. Love cheesecake, love chocolate, and love salted caramel. Total win!

    Stopping in from SITS!

  8. Jessica — February 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    You had me at cream cheese! These look really easy to make. My son loves to help me bake, I think he’d enjoy this one! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jennifer — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:32 am

      I hope you all enjoy! My favorite part is the salted caramel sauce. Mmmmmmm

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