Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cheesecake Brownies

This is a recipe from Land O Lakes and I jazz it up a bit by adding a cheesecake topping to it. These brownies are dense with great chocolate flavor just the way we likes it.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate (I used 4 oz)
1 1/4 cup of sugar (I used only 1 cup)
2 eggs
1 cup of flour
1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt

For the topping :
1 (8 oz) low fat cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 cup of sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8 x 8 inch square baking pan. Set aside.
2. Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (4 to 7 minutes). Remove from heat.
3. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix just until all ingredients are moistened and brownie mixture is smooth.
4. Spread brownie mixture into prepared baking pan.
5. For the topping beat the cheese, egg and sugar until smooth. Dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter. Swirl together using a knife or skewer.
6. Bake for 25 to 33 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely and then cut into bars and serve.

I am taking these brownies to Dhanggitkitchen Perfect Party Dish Event for her little girl 1st birthday party.

30 comments:

zita said...

Aww... been wanting to make those, yours look so pretty :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love the marbling effect on your cheese topping, lovely!

Kevin said...

Brownies with cheesecake sounds great! They look really good. Nice marbling.

Dhanggit said...

Yay, I am so doing this!! I love the marbling! Thanks for this delicious entry, my little girl will surely love this :-)

natalie said...

yum! these are my favorite kind of brownies!!

Ashley said...

Cheesecake brownies are my absolute favorite.. I remember the first time I had one... it was like heaven in a little square, lol..

VG said...

Wow...these look great and great job with the marbling. Another project to try!

Check out my Haw Flakes cake. I just put it up. My feet are killing me today
:( VG

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Oooh.

Oooh.

The marbling looks gorgeous!

Millie said...

oh i wish i could have a slice. Right now!
:-D
Millie

Leslie said...

These look perfect..I love the cream cheese on top and the swirling looks right out of a bakery!

ummi365 said...

gertttttttt... i will definately do this... looking at it je dah terliur.. i am into cooking now just like you.. mestilah kan ada kawan chef macam you best!!!

Beachlover said...

Gert,
Do you know I never bake any brownie b4?.I ask Eliot,do he want some brownie,he said he not a fan!!aiyooo..now looking at your beautiful rich creamy brownie make me wanna to bake one myself....I better find a smaller pan first b4 I bake...guess I'm the only one who is going to eat!

VG said...

Hi Gert

Pls collect your HUG from my blog!

VG

U.Lee said...

Wow! Can I have a couple of slices of that delicious cake?
And your seafood looks so delicious.
You must be a gourmet cook.
You have a great week and happy cooking, Lee.

tigerfish said...

I like the marbling effect too!

ICook4Fun said...

Zita,LCOM, Kevin, thank you.

Dhanggit, you are most welcome.

Natalie, thanks for stopping by.

Ashley, they are my fav too :)

VG, I really like you Haw Flakes cake and thanks for the HUGS :)

JS, Mille, leslie, thank you.

Ummi, thank you for you kind words. Nanti I balik you masak untuk I :) :)

Beachlover, you know brownies was one of the 1st cake I learn to bake as they are the easiest. Share the brownies with the neighbors as the kids will love it :) :)

Ulee, thank you.

Tigerfish, thank you :)

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely marbling! Looks really moist and yummy :D

Jaya said...

oh! great , my mouth is watering, looks so delicious .
Hugs and smiles
jaya

ICook4Fun said...

Pigpig, thank you.

Jaya, thanks for stopping by.

Toy Keeper said...

This looks so incredibly good. My mouth is watering just thinking about this brownie with the cheesecake topping. It's been years since I have had really good cheesecake and brownies are a favorite all the time.

Thank you for this recipe. I will shamelessly copy it, make them and probably pass it on to a few people. *grin*

Anonymous said...

Holy moly those look delish!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Lovely brownies. I hope you don;t mind if i ask a silly query.I don't like to bake cheese on top of the brownie .if so how can i avoid doing that without topping & how long i have to bake?please answer my query.This is the texture i was looking for the brownie.
Thanks
Kurungani

ICook4Fun said...

toy keeper, hope yours turn out good :)

Anon, thank you.

Kurungani, I do have another brownies recipe in the blog and its without the cheese.

Jessica said...

I just made these, waiting for them to cool. One thing though, they seemed to take an insanely long amount of time to cook, more like an hour rather than 25-33 minutes. What have I done wrong here?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've tried two recipe of yours... its a success. Now I'm thinking of trying your marble cheese cake. But how do you make such a nice marble effect ? I've make marble cake b4 but not as nice as yours. Please advise.Thanks

Anonymous said...

What flour do you use?
Your brownies look sooooooooooooo delicious! Yoges

ICook4Fun said...

Jessica, normally brownies don't take too long to bake. I am not sure how is your oven temperature and type of oven you used.

Anon, I just pour the cheese mixture on top, take a knife or fork and swirl it around. No special technique there :)

Anon, all flour used here are all purpose flour except indicated.

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe yesterday. My colleagues and family LOVE it. Thanks!!

Matt said...

We just made these brownies, they look great and the mix tasted good, but they took WAY longer than 33 minutes. Our oven usually cooks hot, so I don't know why it took so long.

Kayane said...

I just made this using your recipe! It is now in the oven and I cannot wait to try it. The batter was delicious mmmm... Thanks for posting this!