Brownie, cheesecake, fruity goodness!
A couple of months back I hosted my first Clandestine Cake Club for the Wigan and Bolton Branch and the theme was for seasonal summer cakes. I took my inspiration from Neapolitan ice cream- chocolate, vanilla and fruit and transformed into a brownie based cheesecake. A layer of chocolate brownie, smothered with tangy no bake vanilla cheesecake and covered with raspberries.
I can’t tell you how good this is! Rich brownie, then the creamy cheesecake and the fruit just cuts through it all. There ain’t no cheesecake like a brownie based cheesecake!
I went for a lunchtime forage walk last week with a workmate and we managed a few blackberries so have used them on my second version of this cake. Use whatever is in season. My third version used frozen black forest fruit- see, anything goes.
So yes I made two this weekend – plus a chocolate Bundt cake in my new tin. And Andrew made chocolate whisky ice cream. I thought it was time to crack into the chocolate which I won! A couple of posts back I showed you an Infographic which the lovely people at Bako North Western made of my Nutella cheesecake. Well soon after the second part of my prize arrived: 23kg of amazing Callebaut chocolate! Seriously we are talking overwhelming amounts of the stuff and it’s taken me a couple of weeks to crack open one of the 5kg bars (!!!) and start baking. There was also a beautiful book and some baking bits – I am a very lucky girl and can’t thank them enough.
This recipe uses my standard brownie as the base and therefore makes two bases. Wrap one well in baking paper and cling film and it will freeze for a rainy day. Or do what I did and make two!
I hope you enjoy this most decadent of cakes. Oh and if you’ve any ideas for my mountain of chocolate, leave a comment. I’m looking for inspiration for the white choc in particular.
I am adding this to the Recipe of the Week linky from A Mummy Too.
It is also a late entry into September’s #WeShouldCocoa– thank you to The Veg Space for accepting me after the link had shut. I must get my act together sooner! It is all about chocolate and blackberry – so well worth reading the round up here.
Happy baking xxx