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Brownie Cheesecake – Trim Healthy Mama

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Written by Rachel Gnagy

Original recipe found at All Day I Dream About Food

Valentine’s Day is coming up and maybe you want to make something yummy to celebrate with your sweetheart! To me, nothing says ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ like chocolate. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a decadent chocolate dessert without feeling like you have to work out for two hours afterwards?

Brownie Cheesecake and Gluten Free? Seriously? Not only is this amazing brownie cheesecake slice gluten free, but it is also low carb and full of healthy fats. Nothing quite like a healthy dessert to top off your night (or afternoon!).

You’ve probably heard me talk about Trim Healthy Mama before (I’ve written about THM peanut butter cup shakes, omelettes, lemonade, and pumpkin cheesecake). The basic premise of this lifestyle (not a diet!) is pairing meal choices in combinations that will help your body burn fat and attain optimum health. To learn more, check out their website or Facebook page. This brownie cheesecake is an ‘S’ or ‘Satisfying’ dessert because it is low-carb but has good fats. It is also gluten free!

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For the brownie crust, you will need:

1/2 cup of butter
2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
4 1/2 Tablespoons of Truvia (which is equal to 3/4 cup of sugar)
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla

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Preheat your oven to 325°F and lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together. 

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Whisk until the chocolate and butter are smooth and combined. 

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Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt.

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In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, Truvia, and vanilla.

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Mix in the dry ingredients and then add the chocolate and butter. 

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Spread the batter evenly in the baking dish. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges have begun to set. The trick is to bake it long enough for it to hold up the cheesecake, but not too long to dry it out. It’s going back in the oven with the cheesecake filling, so don’t over bake it here! 

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While the brownies are baking/cooling, you can start the cheesecake filling! You’ll need:

1 pound (2 packages) of cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
3 Tablespoons of Truvia (equal to 1/2 cup of sugar)
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

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Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Beat the cream cheese until it is soft and smooth.

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Add the eggs, Truvia, heavy cream, and vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth. 

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Once the brownies have had a chance to cool, you can pour the cheesecake filling on top. Smooth it out so it evenly covers the brownie base. I put my pan on a cookie sheet before placing it in the oven to prevent the brownies from over baking. Bake for 35 minutes or until the edges of the cheesecake have set. Let it cool, then place in the refrigerator to chill.

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I garnished mine with espresso bean chocolate curls but you could top it with fresh raspberries, chocolate syrup, or whipped cream!

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The cheesecake filling is SO creamy and delicious. I’m not a fan of really sugary-sweet desserts, so the combination of dark chocolate brownie and creamy vanilla cheesecake is perfect for my tastebuds. 

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This recipe is an ‘S’ so it would be great paired with an ‘S’ meal

Original recipe found at All Day I Dream About Food

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Brownie Cheesecake - Trim Healthy Mama
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Brownie Base
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  3. 1/2 cup almond flour
  4. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 4 1/2 Tablespoons Truvia (equal to 3/4 cup sugar)
  8. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla Cheesecake
  1. 1 pound (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 3 Tablespoons Truvia (equal to 1/2 cup sugar)
  4. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish.
Brownie Base
  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium heat. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. In a separate mixing bowl, beat eggs, Truvia, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and chocolate mixture. Beat until smooth.
  3. Spread evenly into the baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges have begun to set. Don't overbake! Remove from oven and let cool.
Vanilla Cheesecake
  1. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs, Truvia, heavy cream, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  3. Pour filling on top of the brownie base. Place baking dish on a cookie sheet to prevent the brownies from overbaking. Bake for 35 minutes or until the edges have begun to set. Let cool and then place in refrigerator to chill.
  4. Serve plain or garnish with chocolate curls, fresh fruit, or chocolate syrup.
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Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, and coffee lover. She began Inscribed Design & Photography with the goal of inspiring others to experience God’s character and glory through her work. Rachel specializes in senior portraits, engagements and weddings, and fine art photography. She and her husband, Samuel, have three precious children, two boys and a girl.
Rachel began writing with Her View From Home in 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. She shares her own images, photography tips, and favorite recipes.
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