raspberry cheesecake brownies

Yesterday I thought without the help of children I would have a little bake, – now don’t get your hopes up, just because little hands weren’t helping, my baking can still look quite childlike. I have a few raspberry based recipes I want to try at the moment because Biggy keeps proudly bringing in raspberries from his little crop in the garden. But then he eats them on his breakfast and I can’t use them, so off to the shop I went.

I got this recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, it is one of my books that I want to bake almost everything from, all look so yum and not toooo complicated – the easier the better for me. So here is what happened:

 

raspberry cheesecake brownies

  1. cheesecake ingredients
  2. brownie ingredients
  3. the brownie mixture looked and tasted great, I have been so good at not eating sugary things during the day recently but I really let myself down with cleaning out the bowl
  4. oh dear the baking tray is too small, there is no room for the cheesecake layer
  5. so had to scrape mixture into a larger one
  6. oh dear again, I think this pan is too big as the cheescake layer is too thin, I barely got it to the edges
  7. cream topping ingredients

It was a fun cake to make, I liked the different layers, it felt like I was being very clever and multi-tasking. As always it didn’t quite look like it did in the book, I suppose I could have spent a bit more time on the topping but by then I was getting dinner ready and my attention had shifted. But I don’t think it looked too bad, I would make it for friends who came to dinner as the colours are pretty and would like I have been slaving away for them.

raspberry cheesecake brownies

shhh don't tell daddy but I let Golden Boy lick the spoon

shhh don’t tell daddy but I let Golden Boy lick the spoon