Raspberry-Brownie Cheesecake Pots
A simple chilled dessert, perfect for entertaining.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or pure vanilla extract)
  • ⅓ cup (50g) icing sugar, to taste
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 250g fresh raspberries
  • 6 chocolate brownies (about 85g each), quartered
  • 25g toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the vanilla and icing sugar to combine. Add cream, beat until smooth and thick (do not over-beat as the cream may curdle), then, reserve some raspberries to decorate and stir the remainder into cream cheese mixture, mashing some to get a pretty raspberry-ripple effect.
  2. Divide the chocolate brownie pieces among 6 dessert glasses. Top each with the raspberry cream cheese mixture, then sprinkle with hazelnuts and reserved raspberries.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
To toast hazelnuts, preheat oven to 180C. Spread nuts on a baking tray and roast for 6-8 minutes (watch carefully as they may burn). Transfer to a clean tea towel and rub the nuts the remove skins.
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2013/01/raspberry-brownie-cheesecake-pots/