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Brownie Swirl Cheesecake

It may look fancy, but this cheesecake is so simple. The secret is the speedy crust—it's from a packaged brownie mix! You don't need to be an experienced cook to make the elegant chocolate swirls on top ;anyone can do it. —Janet Brunner, Burlington, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) brownie mix
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
  • Whipped cream and miniature chocolate kisses, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for chewy fudge brownies. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes (brownies will not test done). Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour over the brownie crust. Top with melted chocolate; cut through batter with a knife to swirl the chocolate.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool completely. Remove sides of pan; refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate kisses if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 314 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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