Joanna Anastasia


Pumpkin cheesecake brownies


pumpkin cheesecake brownies

Like every fall, pumpkin spice everything takes over the world, and I couldn’t help but share this amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie recipe with you, along side a group of my favorite blogging friends! From pull apart pumpkin cinnamon rolls, to a healthy pumpkin spice snack, we got you covered! You’ll find all the recipes at the end of this post!

Coming back to my Pumpkin cheesecake brownies: they have been on repeat in here since late summer! It’s a perfect dessert for both pumpkin-everything-lovers, as the more reserved, only falling for chocolate types ( like my younger daughter).

Also, and that’s a big plus in my opinion, it’s super easy recipe, that you can whip up on a weekday afternoon! Even with kids around! Actually, let them help! And by help, I mean let them lick all the spoons!

pumpkin cheesecake brownies

What you’ll need:

  • brownie base ( you can do your brownies from scratch using your favourite recipe, or make a box brownies, like I did! ) 
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin pie filling 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 packages of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1\4 cup chocolate chips 

Prepare a brownie base, don’t bake it yet.

Mix the soften cream cheese with pumpkin pie filling, brown sugar and one egg. Mix it all together well, and pour over the brownie base. Now bake for around 35 to 45 minuets on 350F. Don’t over bake!

Once the Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie is cooled down, melt your chocolate chips, and pour them over ; I usually use a small zip bag with a tiny hole, to get a thin layer.

Serve and enjoy! Jut be carful not to eat them all at once! They disappear very fast!

pumpkin cheesecake brownies

pumpkin cheesecake brownies

pumpkin cheesecake brownies

And now, grab yourself a nice cup of pumpkin spice latte and go check these amazing recipes freshly posted by my dear friends! I can’t wait to try these pumpkin and ricotta stiffed shells and the French toast over the weekend! Not to mention the Pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

amazing pumpkin recipes round up!

Here are 6 more delicious pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin And Ricotta Stuffed Shells – Motherhood in Stilettos

Pumpkin Spice French Toast – Amidst The Chaos

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Mom Wife Foodie

Mini Pumpkin Pies – Honeysuckle Blog

Pumpkin Bread With Brown Sugar Topping – Mom Beyond Mom

No-Bake Protein Pumpkin Apple Pie Bites – The Mother Overload

No bake chocolate cheesecake

No bake chocolate cheesecake , with pecan crust and peppermint topping, amazing and so easy to make festive dessert!

Festive gatherings call for delicious desserts, and what’s better than a rich chocolate cheesecake with a pecan crust, a dollop of whipped cream, and a topping of chocolate fudge cookie and a peppermint candy? I can’t imagine anything better than this!

And, you’ll love the fact that this treat is actuality an easy to put together, no bake chocolate cheesecake! So you don’t really need to worry about your oven space while preparing the holiday roast! And you can even prepare it a day ahead!

I guarantee you that everyone will love these treats! My family can’t get enough of them!

No bake chocolate cheesecake , with peppermint topping and pecan crust, amazing simple holiday treat!

Also, you can get all of the indigence at Giant Tiger , at store or on-line, and turn this recipe in to a budget-friendly one! Now that’s what I call a win-win!

No bake chocolate cheesecake

What you’ll need:

For the pecan crust:

– 1 cup graham crumbs

– 1 table-spoon soft butter or margarine

– 1/2 cup of pecans

– 1 teaspoon honey

For the chocolate cheesecake filling:

– 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese ( softened)

– 1 1/2 cups of melted chocolate chips

– 1 table-spoon of honey

– 2/3 cup sugar

For the topping:

– 1 cup whipping cream

– 1 tablespoon sugar

– crushed peppermint candy

– chocolate fudge cookies

Start by mixing together graham crumbs with soft butter, and then add crushed pecans. Press to the bottom of your serving bowls, and set aside.

Now mix together softened cream cheese with sugar. Melt chocolate and pour in and mix together slowly. Add honey, mix until it’s all smooth, and pour on to the pecan graham crust.

No bake chocolate cheesecake

For the topping:

Whip the cream, and add a dollop of it on top of the chocolate cheesecake filling. You can make bigger and smaller serving options like I did, and in the bigger ones you can add a chocolate fudge cookie on top of the chocolate filing and just then top it with the whipped cream layer.

Crush peppermint candy, and sparkle a bit. Or a lot. Oh and add a peppermint candy cane too, it’ll feel even more festive !

Now cut chocolate fudge cookies in half, and add them on top. And here it is, your no bake chocolate cheesecake is all ready to serve! You can devour it right away, or chill a bit before serving.

No bake chocolate cheesecake , with peppermint topping and pecan crust, amazing simple holiday treat!

No bake chocolate cheesecake , with peppermint topping and pecan crust, amazing simple holiday treat!

No bake chocolate cheesecake , with peppermint topping and pecan crust, amazing simple holiday treat!

This dessert is a holiday favorite of mine, and I’m so exited to share it with you too! Enjoy!

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Giant Tiger all opinions remain my own.

No bake pumpkin cheesecake, Halloween style

no bake pumpkin cheesecake

You know I’m all about easy and yummy desserts, and so today I have teamed up with Wayfair to bring you this amazing, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake and free Halloween printable cupcake toppers, that you can use to decorate your own dessert!

Honestly, I love cheesecakes in any form, but this pumpkin cheesecake is something special! It’s so easy to prepare, it’s amazingly creamy and rich and its ready in less than 20 minutes!

And since I love fun and modern Halloween decor, I decided that a set of cute and not too spooky cupcake toppers would be perfect for this no bake pumpkin cheesecake! You can download them at the end of this post!

no This bake pumpkin cheesecake  is so delicious and easy to make! Make it ahead, and print these free printable cupcake toppers to decorate it for your Halloween party !

no bake pumpkin cheesecake

no bake pumpkin cheesecake  and free printable cupcake toppers!

Also, this recipe is perfect for mason jars, and you can even prepare it overnight! That way you can have it ready in the fridge for all your Halloween gatherings, and have one less thing to worry about! And I think that preparing two different serving options, one for adults, and one for kids, is a great way for making it kid-friendly.

I even made two topping options, one with whipped white chocolate cream, and one with simple whipped cream ( since I know a very special someone who doesn’t like white chocolate).

What you’ll need:

For the crust:

– 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

– 3 table spoons margarine ( or butter)

– 3 tablespoons brown sugar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the pumpkin cheesecake filling:

– 2 packages of cream cheese ( in room temperature)

– 1 cup of pumpkin puree

– 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice

– 1 cup sugar

For the whipped white chocolate cream:

– 1 cup whipping cream
– 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Optional, only whipped cream :

– 1 cup whipping cream

– 2 tablespoons sugar

Start by combining all of the ingredients for the crust ( remember that the margarine should be really soft). Mix it well together, and press at the bottom of your jars. Set aside.

Now it’s time for the pumpkin cheesecake filling. First beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth, then add sugar, mix some more, and then add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice.
(You could also use pumpkin pie filling, and skip the sugar and spices. Though I prefer to use the pumpkin puree as it lets me be in control of sugar and the amount of pumpkin spice.)

For the whipped white chocolate cream, beat the whipping cream without any sugar, melt white chocolate chips, and in a bowl ( not in a mixer) combine them together slowly with a spoon. Don’t over mix it as it could separate.

Or whip some whipping cream with sugar.

Pour the pumpkin cheesecake filling over the graham crust layer, and top it with the white chocolate whipped cream. Decorate with a Halloween cupcake topper, and enjoy!

no bake pumpkin cheesecake

no bake pumpkin cheesecake  and a free printable cupcake toppers

And you can get the set of printable cupcake toppers by clicking *** here *** ! Just print them, cut them out, and glue two of your choice together with a toothpick in between!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Wayfair .

Chocolate cheesecake crumble

This simple chocolate cheesecake crumble is so yummy yet very easy to make

If you know me a little, then you know that I love chocolate cheesecake. Unfortunate, my hubby doesn’t. And being reasonable like I am I’m trying to be, I just can’t make a dessert that only me and the kids will eat. But my hubby do loves crumble. So here comes the chocolate cheesecake crumble! A wonderfully delicious hybrid. Also, it’s a bit of a kitchen hack. Because, unlike most of my cooking, this recipe involves some serious shortcuts!

Chocolate cheesecake crumble

So. If you’re deadly for this chocolate, creamy, and crunchy food experience, hers what you’ll need :

1 pie crust

3 cream cheese packages (room temperature)
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 chocolate pudding mix (like Shriff)
1 tablespoon cocoa

1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon soft butter
1 tablespoon cocoa

Mix together soft cream cheese, with sugar , eggs, cocoa and chocolate pudding ( half of the package mixed with 1 and 1/2 cups of water), on low-speed until blended. Bake on 325 F for around 45-50 minutes. You don’t want to over bake it!

Combine separately crumble ingredients, and keep aside. Sprinkle on top of your cheesecake, halfway through its baking time.

This easy to make chocolate cheesecake crumble, is so delicious !

Let it cool, and enjoy! For extra yumminess you can serve it with vanilla ice cream!

This delicious dessert is so simple and easy to make: my favourite kitchen hack !

Easy chocolate cheesecake

Rich and delicious easy chocolate cheesecake

This chocolate lovers heaven aka easy chocolate cheesecake is so good it’s addictive!(consider yourself warned). It’s really easy to make too; basically it’s an upgraded brownie with a creamy and cheesy chocolate filling, a graham crumbs crust and a dark chocolate ganache decorated with frozen raspberries!

I made it one day when I couldn’t decide what do I wanted more, a brownie or a cheesecake, and then it became my new favourite go to recipe for spoiling my guests.

Chocolate cheesecake

What you’ll need :

For the filling:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

3/4 cup unsalted butter

3 eggs 

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup flour

1 package of soft Philadelphia cream cheese

For the crust:

1 1/4 cup graham crumbs

1/4 cup melted butter

For the ganache:

1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup melted dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Melt chocolate with butter. In another bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, sugar and salt until the mixture is really smooth. Then add the melted chocolate with butter, and flour and stir together until smooth. Then add soft cream cheese, cut in cubes, little by little mixing it well in between. Now mix the graham crumbs with melted bitter, and press it firmly to the bottom of your baking pan. Pour the chocolate cheesecake filling on top and bake for around 30 minutes on 350F. Don’t over bake it! When the middle is still soft but the edges are well set, consider the chocolate cheesecake ready.

Now melt the chocolate chips, and combine it slowly with cream. Pour over cooled cheesecake. Decorate with frozen raspberries. Enjoy!

Rich and delicious easy chocolate cheesecake

Perfect summer series : strawberry cloud cheesecake

Strawberry cloud cheesecake

I might be slightly addicted to cheesecake, and when you’ll try this strawberry cloud cheesecake I’m sure you’ll be too. It’s so delicate, fluffy, rich and full of flavour ( now you now where the name is coming from)! And it’s so easy to make. After we went strawberry picking it was just logical to make this strawberry packed, quintessence of summer!

And did I mention that it’s a no bake dessert? Made with Mascarpone cheese? Yes, it is heavenly perfect. Yes, you do need to make one.

No bake strawberry cheesecake

Graham crackers crumbs
Melted butter

2 cups mascarpone
1 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups fresh strawberries

No bake strawberry cheesecake

Prepare a graham crackers crust, and don’t bake it! In stead, put in in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Whip cream with sugar. Add slowly the mascarpone cheese. Whip it some more.
Then wash strawberries, and put 1/2 cup of them on the side ( for decoration). Crush the remaining strawberries in to a strawberry sauce ( I use my hand mixer). Then add it slowly to your whipped mascarpone, and mix it well.

Pour it over your crust, and put back in the fridge. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before putting strawberries on top.

No bake strawberry cheesecake


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