Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jayme's HLNC Baking Debut!

No this is not a mistake, I really am posting a recipe!  Can you believe it?  I've left Mendi all alone on the cooking front, but she's been holding it down like a champ!

Today I'm sharing with you one of my favorite cheesecake recipes.  See my husband and I had cheesecake as our wedding cake.  I totally let him choose what kind of cake we were going to have and the boy loves him some cheesecake.  It was amazing!  Then on our first wedding anniversary Wes surpised me by having our good friend, Katherine (who can seriously bake her butt off), make us a cheesecake.  It was a great surpise and so yummy!  So this year I decided that I would make one of my faves in honor of our second anniversary, which is Monday, October 3rd.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
(recipe from

1 - 19oz. package Pillsbury Classic Traditional Fudge Brownies
3 - 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1 - 14oz. can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
5 - Large Eggs (2 eggs go into the brownie mix)
Vegetable Oil (to go into the brownie mix - it tells you how much on the back of the box...I think it was 1/2 cup...sorry I forgot to write that down before I tossed the box)
2 - teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 - 8oz container of Cool Whip (not pictured)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease bottom only of 9-inch spring form pan.  Prepare brownie mix as package directs for chewy brownies.  Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 35 minutes or until set.

2. In large mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese until fluffy.  Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk.  Add 3 eggs and vanilla; mix well.  Slowly stir in chocolate chips (they will sink to the bottom, but don't worry).  Pour into prepared pan over top of the brownie bottom.

3. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.  Bake for 50 minutes or until set.  Cool.  Chill thoroughly.  Remove side of spring form pan.  Garnish with cool whip and sprinkle on chocolate chips if desired.  Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.  (You will notice that I set the spring form pan on a cookie sheet.  I added a thin layer of water to the bottom of the cookie sheet and then set the spring form pan on top.  The water helps your cheesecake not crack on top.  There are no cracks in my cake in picture #2.  Word!)

4. Make your friends jealous of your fabulous cheesecake!

It was so good!  It almost made me want to slap my momma, but I held back.  :-)   It's so easy and tastes so rich!  My hubby was one happy man!  And I was so nice that I also shared with Mendi.  :-)

I think I want to start baking more so you might see more cooking from Mendi and more baking from me.  Although I'm sure we will mix that up from time to time.

So what you do think?  Will you try this?



  1. I will definitely try this! itlooks soooo delicious!

  2. Oh my goodness I'm sitting in the library starving... Why did I click this post? WHY? That looks AMAZING!

  3. Oh yum! That looks absolutely delicious! We love some cheesecake in our house too. We would definitely make this. Kayla is the baker in our house and Heather is the froster, ha ha!

    We tagged you two also!

    Heather & Kayla

  4. YUMMMMMMM it looks so good!!! I will need to bake this. I don't think I've ever baked a cheesecake to tell you the truth!

  5. I've never tried a cheesecake before (it's not common in my country), but now I have no excuse! :)

  6. Jayme. What are you doing?! AHHH! When I come on here I expect my vanity to grow not my waistline! My Lord. I need to get a spring-form pan because I have got to make that ASAP! That is simply scrumptious looking!! Totally grabbing the ingredients tomorrow! Mama is just going to have to miss her pan for a little while! I LOVE IT! Please keep the cheesecake coming! I mean let's face it, makeup is not the only late night craving I get! Yum! Soo delicious I can't get over how easy that recipe is! I never made a cheesecake but I totally have to now!! Thanks for sharing! XX

  7. Yes, I will definitely try this recipe! Your cheesecake looks amazing!
    Thanks for your lovely comment! i'm following you now!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,

  8. look super yummy.

  9. mmmmmmmmmmmm yuuuummy!! need to make this ASAP!


  10. OMG, looks so good. I am so making a cheesecake soon :)
    Thanks for the inspiration! And oh... Happy Anniversary to u guys!

  11. The cheesecake is my fave food ever! I use to eat it a lot when I lived in the states so i am missing it a lot! i want to try the recipe but I have to find an alternative for thr brownies as we don't have them in Italy (and no we don't have graham's crackers either)!

  12. I don't bake (don't enjoy it and don't have a huge sweet tooth), but this is making me want to pick up a spatula. Looks amazing!

  13. Thanks for your comment and for following!

    i'm not a fan of cheesecake but this truly looks amazing! well done!!

  14. omgggggggg yum!
    my mouth just got watery lol

    i am posting a recipe soon
    if you like cakes you should try it <3


  15. @ Raelene Ashley ~ We can't wait to hear what you think after you get the chance to make this!

    @ Anna Elizabeth ~ Sorry to do that to you while you're at the library. Hope you got something yummy to eat!

    @ Style Journey ~ Thanks ladies for tagging us! If you two decide to try this, please let us know!!

  16. @ Tracy ~ Hey girl! There's always a first time for everything! Go for it!!

    @ Sandra ~ Your friends would swoon over you if you made them this cheesecake & you shared with them, but we don't blame you if you decide to keep it all to yourself! ;)

    @ Mrs WASP ~ We love your enthusiasm! Can't wait to hear how it goes today. Thanks for tweeting us to let us know that you're trying it! We're so excited to see it on your blog!

  17. @ Nicole ~ So glad you stopped by to visit our blog. Let us know if you give this recipe a try.

    @ Amy Fashion Blog ~ It is super yummy!

    @ Amanda ~ Make it & post pics on your blog! We'd love to see. ;)

  18. @ looknookhook ~ Thank you for the anniversary wishes! We can't wait to hear what you think!!

    @ Jacqueline ~ It is SO delicious!!

    @ Francesca ~ No brownies in Italy?!? Oh no! There must be something else that you could use. Let us know if you come up with something!

  19. @ Tanya ~ I plan on picking up a spatula a little more often myself! The hubz sure did appreciate it!! Thanks for dropping us a comment!

    @ M.E ~ Thanks for stopping by our blog & leaving us a comment!

    @ Melu103 ~ We'll defintely check out your cake recipe! We're getting hungry just thinking about it!!

  20. Many many thanks to you for this amazing sharing. I will share this post with all my friends and also try it at home. Thanks again.

  21. I loooooove cheesecake!!! This looks delicious!

  22. Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert! Just looking at this picture makes me want some immediately haha. Going to bookmark this recipe for later!

  23. that looks sooooo delicious i need to attempt to make this!

  24. That looks delicious, my bf loves loves cheesecake, maybe I should try and make this for him.

    Liz Lizo

  25. Whoa, this cheesecake looks amazing! So rich and decadent... yum!

  26. I am one of the few girls who doesn't like cheesecake, one day Mr. J proudly ordered dessert for the two of us. After studying the menu for minutes he smugly closed it knowing he had chosen a winner. The waitress came & he confidently says 'Cheesecake, two forks' and smile proudly..until he panned to my face of complete disbelief/disappointment. Still one of our favourite stories :) Love the recipe posts!

  27. Hello ladies!

    Thank you so much for your comment and following! It means so much to me! And of course I follow your lovely blog back!

    This post is sooo yammi! I'm craving right now for something as delicious as this cake:))



  28. Ohmygosh, this looks amazing!! I'm pinning this NOW! =)

  29. @ Marie - You are welcome!

    @ Tiffany - YAY! So glad you like!

    @ alecandra.samarina - Thanks for following! Welcome!

    @ Tracy D - No cheesecake??? What?? Ok Mendi's husband doesn't like it either...I make fun of him a lot! Poor Mr. J...all proud and then you bust his bubble. :-)

    @ Shea - it's soooo good and is soooo rich!

    @ Liz Lizo - Oh you should! You would score lots of points for sure!

    @ Kimberly - Well please let me know if you do make it. I promise you that it's super easy!

    @ Amanda - It's so good! Hope you'll give it a try!

    @ gkaponox7 - Yes, please share. Maybe one of your friends will make it and give you some! :-)

  30. This looks incredible! I will definitely be making it ASAP, maybe even drizzling it with hot fudge at the end for good measure!

  31. @ The Blonde - YAY!! Thanks! Please let me know how you like it!


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