Monday, August 31, 2009

TWD: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies minus the Espresso


I love cheesecake. I love brownies. Put the two together and there isn't much not to love! I did omit the espresso from the cheesecake, though, because while I have come around to having a cup of coffee in the morning, I don't really care for coffee flavored desserts.


The recipe also called for a sour cream/powdered sugar frosting for the tops of the brownies. I only frosted half of the brownies. I preferred the brownies without the frosting, but Nathan preferred them with. He said he liked the tang of the sour cream. Either way you slice it, these brownies were good.


Thanks to Melissa of Life In A Peanut Shell for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

20 comments:

mike said...

Looks awesome! I loved the espresso, but they're great brownies with or without! Who doesn't like cream cheese! I preferred mine without the topping too - glad Nathan got "his" brownies as well!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh how yummy!! These look irresistable.

The McBride Family said...

I'm with Nate I LOVED the frosting with them but they were both YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing! Man I'm going to miss your baking (among other things!) Love you girl!

Babette said...

NIce work. I'm in the no sour cream topping camp, too.

Flourchild said...

I left the espresso out too and frosted them. I thought they were outstanding! Yours turned out great.

Cathy said...

Your brownies look beautiful, and I'm so glad to hear that they word equally well without the espresso!

Megan said...

You are the first person I've come across that actually liked these - there are some seriously mixed reviews out there.

Eliana said...

Cristine - your brownies look delicious.

pinkstripes said...

Glad you liked them. They look wonderful.

SUGAR B said...

Hi Cristine darling!

I made the entire batch with that sour cream topping! HA!

I am going to try one tonight so wish me luck!

Yours look FANTASTICAL! That is my new favorite word, btw! ;)

Jessica said...

The brownies are gorgeous. I'm glad that they were a hit for you and your husband.

Ingrid said...

Speaking of slicing! I'll take a slice or square! :) I think I might be with Nathan on the frosting. I like sour cream.
~ingrid

margot said...

The brownies look great with the frosting, glad you enjoyed them!

Rachel said...

While I wasn't thrilled with the brownies - I did like the frosting. Your brownies look delicious.

Katy ~ said...

Hand held decadence!

TeaLady said...

Ditto on your thoughts. No expresso and no sour cream on most.

Yours look great.

SiHaN said...

well done with the brownies. These look terrific even sans the coffee!

Andrea said...

Your brownies look great Cristine, so glad that you and your husband both liked them :)

Tracey said...

The brownies look great either way! I skipped the frosting and thought they were pretty good, but I had a heck of a time getting them out of the pan. Glad you guys enjoyed them :)

Kaitlin said...

I think this cheesecake filling was really versatile - it would definitely be tasty without the espresso, or you could try different flavours. Glad you liked this recipe!

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