Blackberry cheesecake brownies

Steeped in dark juices and studded with jewelled fruit, this recipe makes the most of early autumn’s blackberry crop

Blackberry cheesecake brownies

by Liz O'Keefe |
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Indulge your senses with our delectable recipe for blackberry cheesecake brownies. These delightful treats combine the rich, chocolatey goodness of brownies with the creamy, tangy allure of cheesecake and a burst of sweet, tart blackberry flavour. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this step-by-step guide will help you create a heavenly dessert that will impress your family and friends.

Makes 12

150g blackberries

175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing

150g dark cooking chocolate, chopped

150g milk cooking chocolate, chopped

300g soft brown sugar

100g ground almonds

4 eggs

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp sea salt

juice of 1 lemon

450g cream cheese

100ml double cream

1 tbsp vanilla bean paste

20cm square baking tin

baking paper

Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C fan/gas mark 3½ and grease and line the baking tin with baking paper. In a microwaveable bowl, place half of the dark chocolate and half of the milk chocolate, and melt in the microwave for 1-1½ mins until the chocolate stirs smooth. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and soft brown sugar for 1-2 mins, then stir in the almonds, 2 eggs, cocoa powder, salt and the melted chocolate. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate and transfer to the prepared tray. Spread the mixture evenly over the entire tin.

In a food processor, blend all but 5 of the blackberries with the lemon juice and set aside. In a large jug or mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, double cream, remaining eggs and vanilla paste for 1-2 mins until thick. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate batter in the baking tin, then drizzle over the blackberry puree. Stir the puree into the cream cheese mixture briefly, to create a swirl, and sprinkle with the reserved blackberries. Bake for 45-50 mins until the cheesecake mixture on top is set. Allow to cool completely in the tin, then leave to chill for 2 hrs. Cut into 12 pieces, and serve.

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