Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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These miniature brownie cheesecakes are perfect for company. Make them a day ahead and keep refrigerated until serving time.
Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini paper baking cups into 24 mini muffin cups.
Melt butter and baking chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
Add 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to chocolate mixture; beat with whisk until well mixed. Add 1/3 cup flour and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Spoon 2 level teaspoonfuls batter into each prepared muffin cup. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set.
Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
Combine warmed whipping cream and espresso powder in bowl; stir until espresso powder is dissolved. Add 1/4 cup sugar and cream cheese. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in 2 tablespoons chocolate chips.
Spoon cheesecake mixture evenly over partially baked brownie layer. Bake 8-10 minutes or until center is set.
Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Spoon evenly over cheesecake layer. Continue baking 4-5 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Top each cheesecake with coffee beans at serving time, if desired.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
i loved these little bites. they were a little fussy to make, but the result was worth the effort. not too sweet, next time i will not use the muffin paper liners...they did not hold up well once refrigerated.
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