Sev got me up a little early yesterday morning, so, because of that, I was able to get the house a little picked up. That is where the story begins. Apparantly, I can’t handle a clean kitchen, so I took it upon myself to whip up a batch of brownies. This was my first attempt ever at brownies from scratch…and I decided to try adding a cheescake center. So, marbled cheesecake brownies. Soft, moist, and delicious. Will I make them again? Oh, probably…but it was a lot of work. A lot. Who wants to buy me a Kitchen Aid mixer? I could use one of those if this behavior continues.
Here’s the recipe I used: from Recipezaar.com
Cream Cheese Brownies
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
Cream cheese filling
250 g cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Stir together flour, salt and baking powder.
Melt butter and remove from heat.
Stir in the cocoa.
Beat in the eggs, sugar and the vanilla.
Fold in the dry ingredients.
Pour in 1/2 the batter in a 9″ greased square casserole dish or baking pan.
Spread Cream Cheese Filling on top CAREFULLY!
Top with remaining chocolate batter.
Pull a knife through all of the layers to create a marbled effect.
Bake covered with tin foil or a glass lid for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean.
To Make the Cream Cheese Filling: Beat the cream cheese.
Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and the 1/2 tsp vanilla until the filling is very smooth.