Saturday, May 3, 2008

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Tomorrow is my grandmother's 88th birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NANA!!), and after a celebratory dinner, we are going back to her house for coffee and dessert. I wanted to bring something yummy, but wasn't sure what; after a quick peek through my starred recipes, these brownies by Kayte seemed perfect!

They were quick and easy to make (despite having to make a last-minute run to the store for vanilla... whoops!). The only problem I ran into was that my cheesecake part seemed runnier than I expected. But that may have been because I accidentally used the whole package of cream cheese instead of 7oz.

I haven't tasted these since they are for tomorrow, but if appearances and aroma are any indication, they will be delightful!

Brownie Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cheesecake Ingredients:
  • 7 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla
  • 1 egg

To make the brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a large bowl, blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually blend dry mixture into the egg mixture.

For the cheesecake mixture:
  1. In bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla beat until smooth. Add egg and beat just until combined.

Spread 2/3 of the brownies batter into prepared pan. Dollop cheesecake mixture on top of brownie batter and dollop remaining brownie batter on top of cheesecake mixture. Run a knife through the batters, creating a swirl pattern. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a tester comes out with a few crumbs on it.


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