Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cheesecake Marble Brownies

One of the most heavenly combinations ever! Come on..deny it?? =P A really easy recipe combining the two of most peoples favorites, chocolate and cream cheese. The chocolate brownie recipe is my all time favorite and it is just how i love my brownie to be, rich, dense and super moist. I used this recipe for my regular plain or walnut chocolate chip topped brownies, and it never fails to be a hit at home or at any party i take it to. A favorite among the kids. And the cheesecake part, a simple mixture of cream cheese, sugar, eggs and a splash of cream, gives it a smooth and creamy texture.


For the brownie

280g baking chocolate / bar (i used hersheys baking bar)
110g butter (doesn't matter if its room temp or cold)
50g soft brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
70g all purpose flour

For the cheesecake

250g cream cheese, room temperature (philly cream is the best!)
50g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp cream

1. Line a square or rectangular baking pan with foil.
2. Melt chocolate, butter and cocoa powder in a (preferably) non stick sauce pan over low heat.
2. Add in brown sugar and stir till it's dissolved.
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool abit.
4. Beat eggs lightly with vanilla extract, pour into cooled chocolate mixture and stir till well combined. Now add in flour and stir till just combined.
5. Pour into prepared baking pan and set aside.

Cheesecake batter

1. At this point, you may preheat your oven to 170DegC.
2. Beat all cheesecake ingredients with an electric till fluffy. Dollop mixture over already prepared brownie batter and swirl around with a butter knife to create your pretty marble effect.
3. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until the cheesecake part of the brownie turns a nice hue of golden brown.
4. Allow to cool before slicing into squares with a sharp knife. (do wipe your knife clean at every cut to ensure tidiness)

Perfect for tea time or breakfast =)


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