Signs of Spring: Mini-Egg Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

The signs of spring have started to blossom all around us.

  • Rain pouring down
  • Tulips for sale
  • Snow melting
  • Buds desperately trying to blossom on the trees
  • Triumphant return of my allergies
  • Making a wish on the first robin you see

While those are all fine and dandy signs of spring, we all know there is really only one TRUE sign spring: Cadbury Mini-Eggs. Deemed the crack of spring, Mini-Eggs envoke sugar rushes and crashes to winter-sick women and men alike; is there anything more reassuring that summer is just around the corner than a purple bag of candy coated chocolates being popped open? No. The answer is no there isn’t.

Need to take the ultimate sign of spring to the next level? I’ve got a recipe for that!

Mini-Egg Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

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Brownie Bottom

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp baking powder

Cheesecake

  • 3 pkg of Kraft cream cheese, original
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Ganache Topping

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 whipping cream
  • 1 4kg package of Cadbury Mini-Eggs

Assembling the Cheesecake

  1. Preheat the oven to 325* and spray a round spring form pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Begin with the brownie. In a medium bowl combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients until the batter is smooth. Pour brownie batter into the pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. In a stand mixer combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla. Remove brownie bottom from oven and pour the cheesecake mixture over the brownie and return to the oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely (at least 4 hours).
  4. Chop Mini-Eggs in halves and some in quarters, set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, pour whipping cream over chocolate chips. Microwave for 30-40 seconds and stir until chocolate chips have completely melted.
  5. Remove cheesecake from spring form pan and pour chocolate ganache over the cake. Sprinkle Mini-Eggs on top. Let set in fridge for 1 hour.

Enjoy,

-Adele

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