Let’s talk about this dessert.
Let’s talk about how many emails my mom and I exchanged regarding the details of this dessert.
Ok, let’s not, because it is a little embarrassing. Let’s just say I started craving cheesecake around 7am every day over the course of a week or so. No big deal.
We can’t help ourselves. What is more fun to talk about than how you are about to gain 10 pounds your next dessert creation?
Cheesecake. Caramel. Brownie. Ganache. Cashews. This is my life. Sorry I’m not sorry.
After salivating over seeing this masterpiece on Sprinkle Bakes, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. So many delicious components in one place, her recipe is genius!
But I do want my pants to fit, and trust me that isn’t easy these days. So we brainstormed and we emailed and we emailed some more until we found our perfect balance of insane decadence and self-control. I’m talking self-control with ingredients, not eating. One step at a time.
What my mom ended up creating was almost perfection. I may have to recreate it soon because I don’t have step-by-step photos or even a full photo for you. Ok, or I just want to eat it again.
[print_this]Brownie Cheesecake Insanity
Inspired by Sprinkle Bakes
1 batch of brownies baked in an 9-inch cake pan (we used No Pudge)
½ batch of Low Fat Banana Cheesecake without the crust prepared in an 9-inch cake pan
1/3 cup caramel sauce of choice
½ cup chopped cashews or cashew clusters
1 batch Chocolate Ganache & Gananche Frosting
Remove cooled cheesecake from pan and freeze for 1-2 hours
When cheesecake is ready, remove cooled prepared brownie from pan and place on a serving plate
Drizzle caramel sauce over brownie and top with chopped cashews
Top that layer with cheesecake and put dessert in freezer
While dessert is freezing, prepare Ganache as directed.
Remove dessert from freezer and top the cheesecake with ganache; ice entire dessert with the Ganache Frosting
Store dessert in refrigerator before serving
The Cheesecake Brownie may be easier to slice if frozen
I recommend lining your cake tins with wax paper for easy removal of brownie and cheesecake[/print_this]
Is there a dessert that you can’t stop thinking about?
Although I am not a fan of chocolates (crazy I know), but I am surrounded by people who are, and I am always amazed by the versatility of chocolate and brownies as they can be taken either hot or cold and still loved by everyone :D
Not a fan of chocolate?! Haha I can’t relate.
Um yeah, this sounds pretty insane. In a very good way.
This is insanity! It looks so, so good! You and your mom rock for your adaptation :)
Wonderful version….lighter means you can have an extra slice right? ;) Looks delicious.
Um, definitely! That is what I did:-)
Insanity for sure! That is so decadent, but you lightened it up a lot I see. Love that line about self-control with ingredients, not eating. Bwah! I totally get that. This would be a dangerous cheesecake to have in the house b/c although the calories have been reduced somewhat, I would probably use that as justification for eating half of it in one sitting. Yum!
A dessert I can’t stop thinking about…well, I’ve been reaaally wanting to make this cappucino blossoms (like pb blossoms but with coffee flavor instead) ever since I cut the recipe out of a mag in December. Still haven’t made it! Cookies are my biggest weakness, therefore I rarely make them.
OMG that looks insanely delicious!
My fiance would go crazy for this! Yum!
Oh my gosh! Insane is right! This looks delicious!
chocolate haunts me :)
wow!! This sounds amazing!
The way your mind works when it comes to desserts is impressive, my dear. This looks to die for!
I LOVE the name!!!!! More than that though, this recipe was nothing if not the thrill of constant exchanges with one of the two most perfect daughters in the world! It takes a daughter to bring out the very best in everything created. xo
My kind of cheesecake!
wow, looks amazing — some of my favorite flavors in one dessert! and seriously pretty healthy considering it’s called brownie cheesecake insanity. not insane at all, a perfectly sane food:)
Any dessert with INSANITY in the title is on my must-make list. Just sayin.
This looks insanely delicious. What a fantastic combination of flavors and textures in this cheesecake.
Oh. My. Goodness. This sounds so decadent. I appreciate that you lightened it up a bit because I like to fit into my jeans too :-)
Wow this looks fantastic! Beautiful cheesecake!
So seriously, thank you for sending me over to that Sprinkle Bakes dessert post- OMG! That girl is just crazy-talented. That being said, this one looks good too :)
This looks so decadent but fantastic! Though I’m not necessarily a chocolate-dessert person, I love all of these components put together in a lightened up way :)
Lauren, I would like to cordially invite myself into your life. We would be decadent and sweet and happy :)
This looks unbelievable!!
You are welcome any time!
That looks absolutely unbelievable! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’m definitely going to have to try that as soon as I get the chance!
OH. GOODNESS. Can we have some?! This is insanely delicious looking. We want a slice now. Yes at 9am.
Glad I’m not the only one who craves dessert at breakfast time:-)
Lauren, it is your week to shine at Get Grillin’. Please submit up to 3 of your gorgeous desserts to our round-up. They do not need to be grilled. This cheesecake would be perfect.