Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ben & Jerry's "Half-Baked" Cheesecake

With Ben & Jerry's famous Half-Baked ice cream for my inspiration, how could I go wrong making my beautiful baby sister a birthday (cheese)cake to die for?!

"Half-Baked" Cheesecake

3/4 c. prepared brownie, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
3/4 c. cookie dough rolled into small balls
Graham Cracker
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs

1. preheat oven to 350. prepare graham cracker crust according to package instructions in a 9 in. springform pan.

2. beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. spread brownie cubes over prepared crust. pour half of the cheesecake batter over brownies, then sprinkle cookie dough over batter. add the rest of the batter over the top of cake and smooth over.

4. bake 50 to 55 minutes in a water bath until almost set. remove to wire rack. loosen cake by running a knife around the inside of the pan. cool completely.

5. cover and refrigerate. garnish right before serving with chocolate curls, brownie crumbs, and/or whip.


Kristine said...

holy moly. That looks so Good!! you serioulsy made that Up?? i am totally impressed. Make it for me!

Can i be your sister when it's my birthday?

Whipple said...

you are a genius; that is also my favorite ice cream in the world. i am going to have to try making that cheese cake. i am currently traumatized because i got a new cheese cake pan and my last cheesecake didn't turn out as well as it usually does. count us in for avery's bday party (cute invites!)

Jane said...

You are ADORABLE. First got baking skills. I love those pictures and directons. I'll definately have to try making it. It looks delish. Second older sister award goes to you. That bday post for mallory was so cute.
love ya gf.