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Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies

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Yield:

Yields 16 servings.

Ingredients

  • 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ c. sugar
  • ¾ c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp. water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. + 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Brownie Ingedients:

10 Tbsp. unsalted butter

1 ¼ c. sugar

¾ c. unsweetened cocoa

2 tsp. water

¼ tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

3 eggs

1/3 c. + 1 Tbsp. flour

 

Creamcheese:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/3 c. sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line bottom of an 8×8 square or round baking dish with foil or parchment.
  3. Brown butter.  Melt in medium sauce pan and cook until butter foams and brown bits form about 5 – 7 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile combine cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.  Reserve.
  5. Pour brown butter in bowl.  Add sugar, cocoa, water, vanilla and salt. Stir to blend.
  6. Mix eggs.
  7. Whisk in eggs slowly into chocolate butter mixture.
  8. Add flour and stir until combined and shiny – about 60 strokes.  Reserve ½ cup.
  9. Pour into brownie pan
  10. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie mix.
  11. Spoon 12 dollops of brownie mix evenly across top of cream cheese mixture.
  12. Using a toothpick or knife, to swirl to create marble effect.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes or until brownies are set and cream cheese is just beginning to brown.
  14. Cool on rack.  Place in refrigerator for to set preferably overnight.
  15. Use foil ends to lift out of the pan and cut into squares or diagonal pieces.