The Hummingbird Bakery’s raspberry cheesecake brownie tastes as good as it looks (maybe even better…)!
Hummingbird Bakery is world-renowned for it’s delicious sweet treats, and this dessert for you to make at home is no exception.
Made up of a layer of chocolate brownie, topped with cheesecake and then covered with raspberry-flavoured whipped cream – it is easy to make – and unbelivably moreish.
Go on cheer yourself up! You deserve it. Just make sure you hide it from the kids…
- Brownie ingredients:
- 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 200g unsalted butter
- 250g icing sugar
- 3 eggs
- 110g plain flour
- Cheesecake ingredients:
- 400g cream cheese
- 150g icing sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- cream topping
- 300 ml whipping cream
- 100g icing sugar
- 150g raspberries, plus extra to decorate
- 33 x 23 x 5-cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper
For the brownie:
- Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.
- Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Leave until melted and smooth.
- Put the butter and sugar in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment and beat until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula after each addition.
- Gradually beat in the flour, mixing well after each addition, then turn the mixer up to high speed and beat for a little longer until you get a smooth mixture.
- Slowly pour in the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared baking tray and smooth over with a palette knife.
For the cheesecake:
- Put the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment and beat on slow speed until smooth and thick. Add one egg at a time, while still mixing. Scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula after each addition. The mixture should be very smooth and creamy.
- The mixer can be turned up to a higher speed at the end to make the mix a little lighter and fluffier, but be careful not to overmix, otherwise the cheese will split. Spoon on top of the brownie and smooth over with a palette knife.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30–40 minutes, or until the cheesecake is firm to the touch and light golden around the edges. The centre should still be pale. Leave to cool completely, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight if possible.
For the cream topping:
- Put the cream, sugar and raspberries in a freestanding electric mixer with a whisk attachment and beat until firm but not stiff.
- Turn the brownie out onto a board and turn the right way up.
- Spread the topping evenly over the brownie and decorate with more raspberries.
This recipe is taken from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers
Photography by Peter Cassidy
Published by Ryland Peters & Small
Text © Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers
Photography copyright Ryland Peters & Small
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