Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cheesecake Brownies

So one of my favorite pizza places, Armand's has cheesecake brownies or they USED to have cheesecake brownies. We went a week ago and when I ordered one to go, the waitress said they didnt have any and were only going to make 1 kind of brownie from now on. WHAT?! They took the best thing on the menu away.

So I looked up a cheesecake brownie recipe, bought the ingredients, and had ment to make the brownies for a week.

I made them today. They really satisfy :) in fact I want to eat the whole pan. Luckily our basement renter and my husband have had one already so now if I eat the rest it wont be the whole pan.
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


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
2. 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.
3. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off, and set a heatproof mixing bowl over the water. In the mixing bowl, combine 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.
4. 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.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 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.

1 comment:

WineNovice said...

I made this brownie this afternoon for a dinner with the inlaws. They were amazing-and so easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.