This was a huge mess. I followed the directions exactly and it was a disaster. I don't know how anyone got this to turn out like the picture...and I do a lot of baking. When I poured the cheesecake on top of the brownie it was too heavy and sunk to the bottom, mixing up all the brownie. I baked it anyway to see how it turned out. The edges were so hard and the center was barely done. When I tried to slice pieces, the brownie was a soggy mess and wouldn't stick to the cheesecake. Too expensive of a recipe to not turn out well.