Mixed Berry Cheesecake Brownie



Happy 8th Birthday to my second born! A simple non-baked mixed berry cheesecake with a moist brownie as the base. Really love the chocolatey brownie and tangy creamy berry cheesecake combination. Only flaw is that I find the cream cheese layer a little too short as I've used a 8" square pan....should have used a 7" pan instead. ^0^ 



Ingredient (7" square pan)
Brownie Layer
  • 75gm dark chocolate
  • 75gm unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 120gm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 100gm plain flour
  • 110gm semi sweet chocolate chips
Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Layer
  • 1 tbsp gelatin powder
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 250gm cream cheese, room temperature
  • 100gm fine sugar
  • 200gm mixed berry compote*
  • 200ml dairy whipping cream
Mixed berry compote : Place 200gm frozen mixed berries, 50gm fine sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 mins until thickens, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 lemon zest. Remove from heat and set aside to cool before use.

Method

  1. Dissolve dark chocolate and butter over a pot of simmering water. Cool.
  2. Whisk eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla till well combine. Stir in butter mixture.
  3. Sift flour and baking soda over and fold till well incorporated. 
  4. Pour batter into a lined 7" square pan and spread out evenly. Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 25mins. Cool in pan.
  5. Prepare cream cheese layer : In a mixing bowl, whip the dairy cream until soft peak. Set aside in fridge.
  6. Mix gelatine with 2 tbsp water. Set aside to allow the mixture to swell before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir the mixture once the gelatine melts, remove from heated pot and cool slightly before used.
  7. In another clean mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar until well dissolved. Stir in gelatine mixture and mixed berry compote.
  8. Fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture with a spatula. Pour the cream cheese mixture on the cooled brownie base. Smooth the surface and chilled until set.