New York Cheesecake

May 01, 2015

New York Brownie Cheesecake

Dedicated to all Moms... :D
Brownie based New York Cheesecake

"how can you tell if this mom or that mom is a successful mom or otherwise?"
How do one define success in this matter? very subjective matter indeed.

A mom's job (apart from her unconditional love and providing the basic necessities) is almost done when she is her children's best friend, their confidante, gained their trust in every matters. They see her as their pillar of strength, their problem solver, a shoulder for them to cry on, their equal yet full of respect of her. She is their fairy god-mother, their guardian angel...and of course their source of $$$
In short.... She is their everything! She is their world!!!

Am I? A question only my children could answer...

New York Brownie Cheesecake recipe
New York Brownie Cheesecake

And as for mine... she was a great mom.

I thank you, Mom
~for not letting me sleep in, when there were house chores needed attention
~for telling me off when I swept the floor but dust and dirt didn't move an inch
~for giving me a smack or two when I was out of line

I thank you for these valuable life skills you taught me. 

If not for that hand that rocked my cradle, that hand that fed and bathed me, that hand that also disciplined, those hands that were raised with constant doas (prayers) for the Mighty One to protect and guide me... 
Your sacrifices... your love... made me who and what I am today.
"A mother's hug lasts long after she lets go..."
I could still feel her hugs, her kisses on my cheeks...

I miss her...

New York Brownie Cheesecake
New York Brownie Cheesecake

Brownie based New York Cheesecake 

Adapted from Janelle Bloom's 'Fabulous'

Brownie base
100g dark chocolate - chopped
100g butter
10g cocoa powder
100g caster sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
55g plain flour
1g baking powder

Cheesecake top
500g Philadelphia cream cheese- at room temperature, chopped
150g caster sugar
1 drop vanilla bean paste
3 eggs (about 45g each) at room temperature
20g plain flour
200g light sour cream

Making brownie base
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced 160C)
  2. greased and line 20 cm base springform pan with greaseproof baking paper
  3. Using double boil method, melt chocolate and butter
  4. Stir until smooth
  5. Leave it cool slightly
  6. Stir in cocoa powder until smooth
  7. Stir in egg, sugar , baking powder and flour.
  8. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking pan
  9. bake for 15 minutes
  10. turn the pan 180 degree and bake for further 10 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  11. Set aside to cool.

Making Cheesecake filling
  1. reduce the oven temperature to 160C
  2. using the same spring form pan and repeat step 2 above 
  3. use electric mixer/ kitchen bench top, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Stir in flour, sour cream until just combined
  6. pour into the prepared baking pan
  7. bake for 45 minutes then rotate the pan 180 degrees (for even baking) for another 35-40 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.
  8. turn off the oven, leave the door ajar to allow it to cool completely in the oven.
  1. Trim brownie base of any irregular surface to make a flat foundation.
  2. Trim the top of the cooled cream cheese bake, make it as flat surface as possible.
  3. Gently flip the cream cheese bake (its quite easy to handle but be gentle), with top upside down and gently place on top of the brownie base.
  4. Take off the greaseproof paper off the cheese cake bake... you'll end up with smooth flat surface :D (which is now the top and you are looking at it ;P)
  5. refrigerate overnight
  6. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.


  1. my my my..two of my favourite desserts and you have combined into one...marvelous!

  2. Ohhh, so tempting and perfect looking!



  3. OMG! Such a beautiful post!
    And your cheesecake looks stunning, can't wait to try it soon! Thank you for the recipe, Lisa!

  4. You couldn't dedicate lovelier cake to your mother :)