Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies

Once upon a time, I made a brownie-based marble cheesecake. It was absolutely delicious and was devoured quickly by my team at work during one of our weekly meetings. I've often dreamed about having this cheesecake again but the amount of work that went into making it was not very appealing.

Fast-forward to last week. I was scouring the internet, looking for an easy dessert to make for Nathan's class when I stumbled upon this recipe for cheesecake-marbled brownies. This one didn't meet the low-GI requirement so I made it for us to have at home.

The photo doesn't do it justice but I promise if you make it, your tastebuds and anyone else you're willing to offer it to will thank you. And it's a pretty quick and easy recipe too, so if your first batch happens to be consumed too quickly, you can make it again no sweat.


6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubes
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 large egg yolk
5 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, making sure it goes up all four sides. Grease lightly.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, then the eggs. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Then mix in the vanilla and chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
4. Distribute the cream cheese mixture in dollops on top of the brownie batter. Then, using a dull knife or spatula, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter.
5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until just set. Let cool, then lift out the foil and cut the brownies into squares.

Store in airtight container or freeze.
Double the batch ;)

1 comment:

  1. ohhhhhhhh yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and posts below
    *love the PL share too...very cool!!!
    *love the photos from photo a day too!!!



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