Friday, February 14, 2014

Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

Since today is Valentine's day, I thought it would be a fitting time to post this recipe. I've been making these every year for the past few years because Adam's favorite food is always cheesecake. When you take the richness of cheesecake and mix it with chocolate, how can it possibly be a bad idea? Anyways, let's get on with the recipe, which is adapted from here.



1 stick of butter, melted
2 C of sugar
2/3 C of unsweetened baking cocoa
4 eggs
2 t of vanilla extract
1 1/2 C of flour
1/2 t of salt

Cream Cheese Topping:

8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 C of sugar
1 egg
1 t of vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Take your melted butter, cocoa, and sugar and mix it in your stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Continue mixing until everything is well blended. 
  • Once the first 3 ingredients are mixed well, add in your eggs one at a time. Make sure they are fully incorporated into the mixture before you add the next one. 
  • Add in your vanilla extract
  • Slowly add in your flour flour and salt. 
  • Once these ingredients are mixed well, pour the batter into a greased baking dish. I used a 9x13 pan. 
Cheesecake topping:
  • Beat your softened cream cheese until it is nice and smooth. Add in your sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix until well blended. 
  • Take your cheesecake mixture and pour it over the brownie mixture

  • Run a knife back and forth in the batter to create swirls on the top. This will mix the brownie and cheesecake mixture slightly and will make an oh so pretty topping after they are baked. It should look something like this when you are done.

  • Bake for 45-55 minutes. Keep an eye on them because you don't want to overcook them. Once you can stick a fork or toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean, then you know they are done!
These brownies are fluffy and delicious. I don't like really rich, dense brownies, so these are perfect for me. I brought a bunch of them to work and they were quite a hit with the boys, and of course Adam loved them too. I wish I would have gotten a better picture, because this one just does not do them justice. I can't take one now though because they are long gone. Oops!

I hope you try out this recipe and love them as much as we do! Of course, you are probably going to want to find someone to share them with, because once you start snacking on them, it is hard to stop.

-xo Nancy

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