Buckeye Cheesecake

Provided by: Ohio Egg Marketing Program

Top a fudgy brownie base with rich, creamy peanut butter cheesecake to make an Ohio State Fair award-winning Buckeye Cheesecake.

  • Serves 10-12
  • Total Time: 5 hours and 40 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Cook/Bake Time: 2 hours


  • 1 (8x8-inch pan size) package brownie mix
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter chips, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spoon batter in 9-inch springform pan. Bake 20 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325º.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk. Add chips, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Pour filling over baked brownie. Place pan in a large baking pan with 1-inch hot water (keeps brownie from overbaking).
  • Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn oven off; remove baking pan with water. Let cheesecake cool in oven 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; chill 1 hour. Remove side from springform pan. In small saucepan, melt chips with shortening; stir until smooth. Spread chocolate glaze over top and sides of cheesecake. Chill 3 hours. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 1/12 of recipe

Calories: 762

Total fat: 44 g
Saturated fat: 24 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4 g
Monounsaturated fat: 11 g

Cholesterol: 136 mg
Sodium: 470 mg
Carbohydrates: 83 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 42 g
Protein: 12 g
Vitamin A: 242 mcg
Vitamin D: .4 mcg
Folate: 36 mcg
Choline: 97 mg
Calcium: 205 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Potassium: 385 mg

This recipe is a good source of choline and an excellent source of protein and vitamin A.
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