Dessert should be both delicious and simple to make, even if it’s something as notoriously complex as cheesecake.

This easier-than-you’d-think chocolate cheesecake uses unprepared boxed brownie mix as its base, taking a lot of the headache out of making a crust. Even better, this creation from Mostly Homemade Mom only has five ingredients.

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You will need:

  • 1 box (1 lb 2.5 oz) brownie mix, divided
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream

Garnish your cheesecake slices with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. Get the full recipe here.

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With boxed brownie mix and just 4 more ingredients, you can make this divine chocolate cheesecake Mostly Homemade Mom
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