By Rob Williams| July 29, 2015 at 1:02 PM EST - Updated July 27 at 4:55 AM
FOX19 - Do you really need an excuse to eat cheesecake?
Probably not. However, today and tomorrow might be a good time to go to The Cheesecake Factory for National Cheesecake Day. The restaurant has 30 different cheesecakes including new one coming out today: Caramel Cheesecake and Creamy Caramel Mousse on a Blonde Brownie. Also if you take a selfie with a cheesecake like Kara and I did you may win a prize. Just do it today and tomorrow and go to SayCheesecakeContest.com
If you’re more of a homebody, the restaurant is sharing this recipe for Blonde Brownie Cheesecake Sunday.
Blonde Brownie Ingredients: • 8 oz. Unsalted Butter • 2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar • 2 ea. Eggs • 3 tsp. Vanilla • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
Directions: 1. Combine Melted Butter, Brown Sugar & Eggs in a bowl & mix thoroughly with a spatula. 2. Add the following to the mixture: Vanilla, Kosher Salt & All Purpose Flour; Mix thoroughly with a spatula. 3. Pre-heat oven to 330 degrees. 4. Lightly coat 9”x13” glass baking pan with Baking Spray. 5. Spread the batter into the baking pan & bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. 6. Before removing from oven, check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the blonde brownie. 7. If done, toothpick will come out clean. 8. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting.
Directions: 1. Cut Blonde Brownies into squares. 2. Place a Blonde Brownie Square in the bottom of a glass sundae dish. 3. Using an ice cream scoop, portion a deeply chilled slice of your favorite cheesecake into round scoops & place on top of Blonde Brownie. 4. Top with complementary toppings (caramel sauce, hot fudge, chopped nuts, toffee pieces, etc.) 5. Garnish with whipped cream & cherry and enjoy!