Thursday, September 3, 2009

BROWNIE CHEESECAKE TEACAKES

I'm sensing a theme here...hmmm; perhaps a certain little combination pertaining to cheesecake....and, er, brownies? Yep, that's it. I'm addicted. I've been tossing and turning this whole week thinking of ideas for brownie/cheesecake combos. Here's a text message conversation I had with my mother today:

Mom: "Hi! I'm in the city, are you around?"
Me: "Really? I didn't know you were coming in..what are you doing in the brownie?"

Yea? 'Nuff said.
Ever since my much anticipated espresso cheesecake brownie selection; to which I earned real life positive feedback from THE Dorie Greenspan herself, I've been inspired to create interesting and fun cheesecake/brownie collaborations. I'd say these brownie cheesecake teacakes fall under that category quite nicely.
My boyfriend's father's birthday is tomorrow and I thought it would be nice to bring along these teacakes. You see, he has very little to no sweet tooth whatsoever, so I wanted to choose something that, at the very least, would be tasted due to the unique manner in which it's baked; because, who wouldn't want to taste a rich chocolate brownie with a surprise center of vanilla creamy cheesecake with creamy chocolate ganache on top? Yes, please!
These were fantastic. I used the same recipe as I did when I made the actual bar version of this recipe a while back, only these were baked in a teacake pan which I've been dying to utilize. Since the top of a "teacake" has that indentation, the cheesecake was put on the bottoms and baked its way through the cake. The outsides baked crispy while the insides were moist and creamy. I topped each teacake with a rich whipped chocolate ganache aiming for a "flower" look and placed multi-colored candies in the center. I arranged these in a beautiful shoebox that I've been holding on to for a while (it's a great lime green!) and wrapped it with beautiful ribbon. Go on and treat yourself--make these, stat.

13 comments:

Monica H said...

I think I like this version better than the bars! These are too cute and have a nice surprise cheesecake center.

WHo wouldn't love these?

"E" Street said...

You are very creative and it is always inspiring to see what comes out of your kitchen! These are "super-cute" (not my words but I agree with the sentiment) and I'll bet they are as good as they look! I may have a new challenge - finding a teacake pan.........

I am making some mini cupcakes and love the flower idea - would I owe you a royalty if I copies this idea?!

Thanks for sharing!

Snooky doodle said...

these look so good and I love how you decorated them too :)

Judy said...

These look fabulous! I'll have to search, now, for a teacake pan.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Seeing this makes me wish I had a teacake pan!! The surprise cheesecake center looks simply delish!! And I lovee how you have decorated this. What tip did you use?

Melissa said...

I didn't use a tip! I only cut a piece off of my plastic pastry bag with a scissor and faced the bag with the "lines" facing towards you..it creates an awesome flower!!

Mimi said...

I love the mini cakes. So cute how you decorated them.

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

They're so pretty and sound delicious!

Ingrid said...

Those are pretty neat!
~ingrid

Puppydogs said...

Seriously cute, love the idea,,,,I wish I had a tea cake pan....:( very jealous!

Puppydogs said...

Hi,
I am so intrigued! OK,,,did you bake the brownie first, then make a separate cheese cake, then cut the cheesecake to fit into the dimple?

E Street-here is a link I found http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Metallic-20-Cup-Nonstick-Cake/dp/B0017IB8XC

Smitten Sugar said...

These are absolutely adorable! Too cute and love the hidden cheesecake center

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I tried, unsuccessfully, to achieve the same effect! Simply couldn't. Could you pleasee do a tutorial next post?