Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

This is adapted from a recipe from Cooking Light.

You'll need 3 mixing bowls, 2 medium and 1 small.

Cheesecake Batter:

1 (8oz) block 1/3 less fat cream cheese (softened)
1/3 C. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. flour

Brownie Batter:

1 C. flour
1/2 C. DARK cocoa (Hershey's is what I use)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. canola oil
1/4 C. buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350.

To make cheesecake batter:  In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer or by hand until smooth.  Add sugar and vanilla, beat.  Add egg and egg white, beat.  Add flour, blend.  Set aside.

To make brownie batter:  In a small bowl, combine 1 C. flour, cocoa, and salt, whisk together.  In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, oil, buttermilk, vanilla and eggs, beat really well.  Add the flour mixture to the brown sugar mixture and stir until combined.  Take 1/2 Cup of brownie batter out and set aside.

Pour the big bunch of brownie batter into a butterd (or oiled) 9x9 pan, spread.  Carefully pour cheesecake batter over the top of the brownie batter, spreading to edges.  Dot the cheesecake batter with the 1/2 C. reserved brownie batter...swirl with knife tip.

Bake at 350 for 26-30 minutes or until top is set.  Cool completely on wire rack (oh sure, who waits for it to be cool???).


Travelin'Oma said...

Mother's Day dessert . . . thanks for the recipe!

Inspired2cook said...

These look dangerous!!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

YUM!! So elegant too! Why oh why don't I have a way for everybody to send me a sample of what they link up - hee,hee!

e-Mom said...

Oh my... a combination of two my favorite desserts. How delightful!

e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen} Aprons

Serline said...

It still looks sinful... but yummy!

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