This week’s recipe was chosen by Melissa of Life In A Peanut Shell.  Unfortunately, I actually didn’t have a very memorable experience with these brownies.  It’s too bad, too, because they sounded fantastic.  Maybe I did something wrong…who knows.  They looked pretty, though! 🙂


These were supposed to be marbled, but my cheesecake batter was so runny, I thought it best to just leave it be.  I sort of liked seeing the two distinct layers, though.  The sour cream topping was really nice, too- I’ll probably use that for future cheesecake recipes.  I think what I didn’t like about these was the dense fudginess of the brownie layer – it was just too fudgy for me, believe it or not.  BUT – as always, I’m still really glad I tried these.  They were tasty overall….just not something I’d make again, probably. Better luck next time, though!  Head on over to Melissa’s blog and check out the recipe – these just might be your cup of tea!



  1. I didn’t get to marble mine either…I tried it but nothing was working, so, I left them layered like yours…..your brownies are just gorgeous!!!!


    Comment by Jennifer — September 1, 2009 @ 9:06 AM

  2. Even if they didn’t work perfectly, those do sound really yummy! They do sound really rich, though. Maybe good for a party, so there isn’t too much heavy brownie just sitting around your house!


    Comment by Erin — September 1, 2009 @ 9:15 AM

  3. It’s funny because my brownie layer was very cakey, and not fudgey at all! Strange! Your brownies look great, and I agree that the two distinct layers look really nice!!


    Comment by Lauryn — September 1, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

  4. I WISH my brownie layer was fudgy! It just turned out reeeeally dry. 🙁 Your brownies are beautiful, A – pretty pics!!


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — September 1, 2009 @ 10:32 AM

  5. I think you got the opposite result of most everyone else that I have seen today- everyone was saying the brownies were dry and cakey- soo interesting.
    Yours look beautiful. I love the layers


    Comment by Mary Ann — September 1, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

  6. I love the three very distinct layers — they’re beautiful. I’m sorry that these weren’t a hit for you. I didn’t eat them, but they got rave reviews.


    Comment by Jessica — September 1, 2009 @ 3:11 PM

  7. Too bad you didn’t like them because they are super tastey.


    Comment by Eliana — September 1, 2009 @ 3:49 PM

  8. I actually liked these!

    Your layers look awesome.


    Comment by Sugar B — September 1, 2009 @ 11:31 PM

  9. Your layers are perfection!!! I am sorry these didn’t work out – it is funny, most people called them dry, but I also got a very dense, fudgey brownie layer! What did we do??? haha


    Comment by Teanna — September 2, 2009 @ 7:38 AM

  10. Your topping looks good enough to eat by itself!


    Comment by Rachel — September 2, 2009 @ 9:33 AM

  11. Your topping looks beautiful. I had difficulties to swirl mine.

    Ulrike @ Küchenlatein


    Comment by Ulrike — September 2, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

  12. absolutely beautiful!!


    Comment by Jeannette — September 2, 2009 @ 1:36 PM

  13. How pretty with those three distinct layers. And you’re right…at least you tried!


    Comment by pamela — September 2, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

  14. Mine wouldn’t marble but they were still yummy!!!

    Like the 3 distinct layers.


    Comment by Margaret — September 5, 2009 @ 3:26 PM

  15. Wow, your layers are gorgeous!! I can’t figure out why my brownie layer was so much thinner than everyone else’s. I feel like you did about them – pretty good, but not worth a repeat.


    Comment by Tracey — September 8, 2009 @ 6:54 PM

  16. I actually made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Devil’s Food Cake Cheesecake from Sprinkles Bakes this wekneed. It was labour intensive, and took a while to bake (considering it’s essentially three different cakes), but it was sooo worth it! It’s a heavier cake too, but that just means it will last all the longer as you don’t require as big of a slice. A must-try!


    Comment by Radina — October 10, 2015 @ 4:16 AM

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