Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cheesecake Brownies

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
Combine cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Stir 1 cup chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.

Melt butter with the remaining cup of chocolate chips; stir until just melted and blended together. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 eggs, then sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into chocolate until evenly blended.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chocolate layer. Top with remaining chocolate mixture (this doesn't need to completely cover the cream cheese layer). Using a knife, swirl the top chocolate layer into the cream cheese to make a marble pattern.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is crinkled and edges pull away from sides of the pan. Cool thoroughly. Cut into 12 to 16 squares. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.
*I only used half of the flour and it was sweet fudgy goodness! I used chocolate Almond Bark for this because it was the only chocolate I had, which I was a little worried about, but it turned out fabulous. I'm pretty sure you can't mess these up...use any sort of chocolate you have! If you want cheesecake and don't want to put in the HUGE effort for a real one...make might as well be a chocolate cheescake in itself!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for those Peanut Butter Chocolate Krispies... they are the best I've ever had by far. And those cheesecake Strawberries look amazing... I am totally going to try those!! You know what I would like to learn how to make... that strawberry jam. I have never made jam before... but that jam you guys make is AMAZING! We ran out forever ago and we NEED more!!