Brownie Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

The web is saturated with pumpkin recipes this time of year.. I can just imagine how good kitchens all over the world are smelling..

La web está saturada de recetas de calabaza esta época del año .. Yo sólo puedo imaginar que bien estarán oliendo las cocinas en todo el mundo ..

This cheesecake is simply perfect for Autumn (Fall)! Imagine this.. chewy dark chocolate brownies, creamy pumpkin spice cheesecake, topped with rich sweet & sticky caramel sauce and when you thought it couldn´t possibly get better, liquidy melted chocolate over the top...

Este pastel de queso es simplemente perfecto para el otoño! Imagine esto .. brownies de chocolate negro, cremoso cheesecake de calabaza con especias, cubierto con una rica, dulce y pegajosa salsa de caramelo y cuando piensas que no podría ser mejor, le añades un poco de chocolate derretido para cubrirlo ...

Brownie Pumpkin Spice
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for the BROWNIE base:
  • 145 g unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (65 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence
  • 2 large eggs (cold)
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) all-purpose flour

for the PUMPKIN SPICE cheesecake:
  • 300g full cream cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 L eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (I cooked mine for approximately 20 minutes and drained it well)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice (to make your own pumpkin spice mix: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg & ⅛ teaspoon ground clove)
  • 6 tablespoons sifted flour

for decoration:
  • caramel sauce (as much as you like)
  • 100g melted dark chocolate (melt for 30 second intervals in the microwave until completely melted, takes about 2 minutes)


for the BROWNIE base:

Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and heat to 325ºF/163ºC). Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch (20cm) round baking mold with parchment paper and melted butter. Add enough water to a medium saucepan so that it is 1 inch (2.5cm) deep. Heat water until barely simmering. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder and the salt in a medium heat-safe bowl. Rest bowl over simmering water (if the bottom of the bowl touches the water, remove a little water). Stir mixture occasionally until the butter has melted and mixture is quite warm. Don’t worry if it looks gritty, it will become smooth once you add the eggs and flour. Remove the bowl from heat and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes until it is only warm, not hot.
Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon, now add the eggs 1 x 1. When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended, add the flour and stir until fully incorporated, then beat with the wooden spoon or spatula for 40 to 50 strokes. The batter will be quite thick). Spread evenly in the mold. Bake for 30 minutes. 
Important note: the brownie recipe in the original version was not successful therefore I changed this recipe to my brownie recipe.

for the PUMPKIN SPICE cheesecake:

While your brownies are baking, mix your cheesecake filling ingredients together (less the flour) and when well blended and creamy (about 3 minutes at medium-high speed), add the flour. Don´t overmix at this stage.  When your brownies are baked increase your oven temperature to 350ºF/175ºC, pour the cheesecake batter over the baked brownies and bake for 1 hour. Let cool completely. Let it set further in the fridge overnight (or at least 3-4 hours). When ready to serve, remove from the tin by using a sharp knife submerged in hot water (remember to remove the wax paper at the bottom too). Top with homemade caramel sauce click here for my recipe and melted dark chocolate (I added some chopped nuts too but this is completely optional).

I´m a big fan of pumpkin spice with or without pumpkin.. I just love the smells of cinnamon, cloves, ginger & nutmeg.. it gives me that homey feeling.. homey or homie.. is there even a word like that? "hey homey" lol

Soy una gran fan de las especias con o sin calabaza .. Me encanta el olor de la canela, el clavo, el jengibre y la nuez moscada .. me da esa sensación hogareña .. hogareño o  .. ¿existe siquiera una palabra como ésa ? "oye hogareño" jaja

I´m planning a pumpkin recipe trilogy.. this was nr. 1.. let me know in the comments if you guys would like to see a nr.2 & 3..? And if so, what would you like to see..?

Estoy planeando una trilogía de recetas de calabaza .. esto era la nº1 .. háganme saber en los comentarios si a ustedes les gustaría ver una 2ª y 3ª..? Y si fuese así, ¿qué les gustaría ver ..?

See you guys next time! / Hasta la próxima vez chic@s!

ps. join me on the social network platforms to see what I´m up to daily & what inspires me ;-)

pd. únanse a mí en las redes sociales para ver lo que estoy haciendo diariamente y lo que me inspira ;- )


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