Triple Chocolate Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

One half of my two person household has a serious case of pumpkin fatigue. I’ll give you a hint. The person in question with pumpkin fatigue is most definitely not me. I was mad to find today at lunch time that I had ran out of pumpkin puree and had already been to the grocery store.

Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake. So much chocolate, gluten free.

Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake. So much chocolate, so little time.

Granted, now I had at one point this September had enough cans of pumpkin to carry me through a zombie apocalypse. Or at least last me most of September and October without needing to buy more. I guess my hubs has good reason to be pumpkined out.

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake

So when we ran out of my last pumpkin creation- this awesome salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake- I asked him what he wanted me to make for dessert. He screeched, “NO MORE PUMPKIN!” and flung himself on the floor like a two year old have a serious tantrum.

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake Gluten Free.

Flourless Brownie Bottom Chocolate Cheesecake

Just kidding. Actually, he had one of his genius moments and said, “You know what would be awesome? That chocolate cheesecake you made a few weeks ago and your brownies. In ONE! With no trace of pumpkin anywhere near it.”

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake Gluten Free.

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake

My hubs’s overall awesomeness is more than random chocolate strokes of genius. All in all, he is a pretty amazing man who is extremely tolerant of me and all my pumpkin lovin’, Hallmark Christmas movie watchin’, Home Alone and Elf quotin’ ways. I put aside my pumpkin frenzy and made this for him.

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake Gluten Free.

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake.

Sometimes his genius shocks me. This brownie bottom cheesecake is pretty darn delicious. It’s so decadent and chocolatey. And the brownie bottom doesn’t have flour in it (gluten free for me!) so the brownies are super fudgy. Plus, there are three kinds of chocolate in both the brownie part and the cheesecake part. Really, how can you argue with that?

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake Gluten Free.

Look at that flourless brownie bottom. Can you even stand it?

This dessert is definitely worth the break from pumpkin and it’s a great alternative this holiday season for those oddballs like my hubs who only have a limited tolerance for pumpkin EVERYTHING. This just may make an appearance on Christmas or Thanksgiving table.

Flourless Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake Gluten Free.

Bite of pure chocolatey goodness. Triple Chocolate Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake.

Triple Chocolate Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the brownie bottom:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil (you can substitute butter or canola oil- I like the sweetness of coconut oil here though. This is the coconut oil I like and use.)
  • 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

For the cheesecake:

  • 2/3 cup of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup of fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of honey

How to Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a pie tin with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. Combine the first 5 brownie ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix with a hand mixer until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Combine 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips with 3/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt the chips by microwaving on low and stirring every 20 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Do not overcook the chips!
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the existing brownie batter stirring the batter as your pour. Once incorporated, pour the brownie batter into the prepared pie dish and bake for 15 minutes at 350.
  5. Once it has been 15 minutes, remove the pie plate from the oven and set aside to cool while you make the cheesecake part. The brownies will be very underdone at this point, but that’s ok. Reduce the oven heat to 325.
  6. Combine the 1/3 cup of milk chocolate chips and the 1/3 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and melt them in the oven using the technique described above.
  7. Once chocolate is melted, combine the mascarpone, ricotta, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, cocoa powder, honey and melted chocolate in a large bowl and beat with a hand held mixer until smooth.
  8. Pour the cheesecake filling onto the partially baked brownie bottom. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until the center of the cheesecake springs back when touched.

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Triple Chocolate Biscotti. Oh no, but oh yes. Crunchy on the outside and still chewy on the inside. So dunkable into a cup of tea. Or coffee.

 

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Comments: 15

  1. Gloria // Simply Gloria November 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm Reply

    You are too funny! I am the exact same way with the canned pumpkin. I get them from Costco and I still feel like I don’t have enough! (I could live off pumpkin recipes all year long…but the fam gets tired of it!)
    I love this creative recipe with the brownie action!
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    • SensationallySeasonal November 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm Reply

      Hahaha! Glad I am not the only one Gloria! You can imagine my horror when I went to open a can of pumpkin today to make pumpkin soup only to find I had run out! It was awful!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Cindy Eikenberg November 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Jenna this looks and sound chocolately delicious for sure! I’m laughing so hard at the Hallmark watching, Home Alone and Elf quotin’ part – we are birds of a feather! :) Some of the Hallmark movies though – too many are making me cry! I went through two boxes of Kleenex this past weekend ALONE and it’s still November! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 20, 2013 at 7:42 am Reply

      Oh I hear ya Cindy! November Christmas is the one that gets me the most!

  3. Britni November 20, 2013 at 1:31 am Reply

    Hi Jenna! I’m with your other half and am pretty done with pumpkin. Really I will always take a good chocolate recipe and this looks like a great one!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 20, 2013 at 7:42 am Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Britni!

  4. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines November 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm Reply

    So nice to see a Chocolate dessert:) Delicious! Thanks for sharing at Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • SensationallySeasonal November 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

      Thanks Lynn! Yep, the hubs has serious pumpkin fatigue so look for lots more chocolate to come!

  5. Robin~All Things Heart and Home November 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness!!! This looks amazing & it’s gluten free! (I have Celiac) I came over from Twirl & Take a Bow! Thanks for linking! ox

    • SensationallySeasonal November 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Robin! I hope you get to try it sometime! You won’t feel like you are missing out!

  6. Desi November 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Hi!! I just found you and your delicious recipes. Which do you prefer the brownie bottom or chocolate chex bottom for the chocolate cheesecake? I’m planning on making for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much

    • SensationallySeasonal November 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply

      We are split in this household- I am addicted to Chex so I like the Chocolate Chex crust. My hubs loves brownies so he prefers the fudgy brownie crust. You can’t go wrong either way!

  7. Anne Kohut January 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm Reply

    I’m so happy to have found this, just days before my daughter’s birthday! My only question is what could I replace the honey with? We’ve got a baby who would live some cake, but can’t have honey yet!
    Thanks!

    • SensationallySeasonal February 12, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

      Hi Anne,
      You can replace the honey with any sweetener you’d like. You could use a few drops of agave or you could use flat out sugar if you’d prefer.

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