Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cheesecake Brownies

I needed a yummy treat to give as a thank you to one of my neighbors that helped me out last week. I decided on these because 1. They looked outrageously delicious, and 2. It doesn't use a box mix, and most of my favorite brownie recipes start with a box mix. I wanted to be different this time. ;) I found this recipe on Baking Bites, and it was delicious. Unfortuneately the picture does not do these justice. They are so yummy and pretty too! I swirled mine a bit much, but if you can get the swirls just right they look gorgeous. It's definitely a keeper. And I really liked them after sitting in the fridge for a day. Bonus!

Cheesecake Brownies

1/2 cup butter

2-oz dark chocolate, chopped (I used Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir with a fork until very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisking steadily, pour chocolate mixture into sugar mixture. Stir until smooth. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt into the bowl and stir until just combined.
Pour into prepared pan and prepare cheesecake mixture.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter. Gently swirl two batters with a butter knife.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
Cool in the pan completely before slicing and serving, either at room temperature or chilled.
Brownies can be refrigerated, covered, for several days.

1 comment:

Celeste said...

Mmmm two of my favorites in one! It sounds and looks great!