1/2 cup butter or margarine 4 squares unsweetened chocolate 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 packages (8 ounce size) cream cheese, softened 3 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream
Melt butter and chocolate in 3-quart heavy saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly; cool. Blend in 1 1/2 cups of the sugar. Add 2 of the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until blended. Blend in milk and 1 tsp. of the vanilla. Mix flour and salt. Add to chocolate mixture, mixing just until blended. Spread evenly onto bottom of greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes. MIX cream cheese, remaining 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add remaining 3 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Blend in sour cream; pour over brownie bottom. (Filling will almost come to top of pan.) Bake at 325 F for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. Drizzle with assorted ice cream toppings, if desired.
This is an amazing recipe! I add some chocolate chunks, heath, or caramel (and sometimes all 3) to the cheesecake batter to change it up some! Keep in mind that cook times will vary based on altitude. If you are in CO you will have a different turnout than if you were in FL. All in all, this has been a fav for myself and all my friends and family! Highly reccomended!
Apr 9, 2008
This cheesecake was so good!! It turned out perfectly! I did have to bake the brownie part longer that the recipe says, 15 minutes more, but it turned out fine. I drizzled the final product with chocolate and sprinkled walnuts on top. I am making this cheesecake for my upcoming wedding!
Apr 3, 2008
I followed the directions exactly and it turned out perfect! Very good!!
Sep 9, 2006
The brownie bottom would not bake in the time allotted. Underbaked it was gooy under the cheesecake. I baked the brownie 6 min longer at 350 and it really was still underbaked. I carefully measured and double checked the recipe for an error I might have made. There were no errors. I would replace the brownie recipe