Walnut Brownie Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 35 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is one of my Adoptees. After making it, I felt it needed something to perk it up a bit and Chocolate Fluff Icing Chocolate Fluff Icing was a perfect addition. This cheesecake has a different texture than traditional cream cheese cheesecakes but delicious none the less. Enjoy!”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cupsfine chocolate wafer crumbs, processed in blender or food processor( about 25 cookies)
  • 3tablespoonsmargarine, melted
  • FILLING

  • 4cupslight ricotta cheese( 30 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 cupslight brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cuphalf-and-half
  • 1/4 cupall-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 3eggs
  • 1/2 cupwalnuts, coarsely chopped( 2 oz.)
  • confectioners’ sugar(optional)
  • Directions

  • Lightly grease sides of 8 or 9-inch springform pan.
  • Combine crust ingredients;mix well.
  • Pressevenly over bottom of pan.
  • Chill while preparing filling.
  • Inbowl of electric mixer, combine Ricotta cheese, brown sugar, cocoa,half-and-half, flour, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth.
  • Add eggs,one at atime; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour batter over crust. Bake at 350 F1 hourand 10 minutes or until center is just set. Turn off oven; cool in ovenwithdoor propped open 30minutes.
  • Remove to wire cooling rack; loosen cakefrom rim of pan with metal spatula.
  • Coolcompletely; chill at least 4 hours.
  • If desired, sift confectioners sugar over cheesecake immediately before serving, or ice with suggested icing and garnish with chocolate curls and whole walnuts.
  • Reviews

  • “I can’t believe this recipe doesn’t have reviews up the kazoo!This is a stellar dessert.I served it with vanilla ice cream and everyone screamed as they started indulging!”

  • “Outstanding recipe! I loved everything about this except the few extra pounds :)My DH pigged out and had 2 big pieces.He says you rock!”

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