Cheesecake and brownies…Who doesn’t like those? Why not combine the two and see what you come up with? This is it! These brownies are rich, decadent and oh so delicious! These most definitely are sometimes food, but oh what a sometimes food they are! In fact they were so good I kept a couple and sent the rest off to work with Jamison for a treat day this morning! They were just that tempting! 😉 Of course I haven’t sent anything for a treat day at Jamison’s office in a while, so this was the perfect excuse!
Seriously these were heavenly, but they’d cause me to have to spend way too much time on the treadmill and in case you didn’t know I despise the treadmill even though I drag myself upon it anyway, but why have to drag myself upon it longer than I have to?!!?!? ;oP
What You’ll Need for the Brownie Layer:
2 sticks of butter
6 ounces of baking chocolate
2 cups of organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl melt butter and baking chocolate in the microwave on 30 second intervals until completely melted and smooth. Stir in sugar. (Note: It may be a little grainy one you add the sugar, but don’t worry.)
Stir in baking powder and vanilla and stir to incorporate into the chocolate mixture. Add eggs and stir until well mixed. Next slowly stir in flour until completely incorporated.
Pour mixture into a 13 X 9 inch dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Set aside.
What You’ll Need for the Cheesecake Layer:
2- 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup of organic cane sugar
In the bowl of your mixer mix together cream cheese, sugar and eggs until completely smooth. Drop cream cheese mixture by large dollops on top of the brownie mixture. With a spoon swirl cheesecake into the brownie mixture. (Don’t worry it’s not going to be pretty at this point. It blends more into a swirl once you bake.)
Bake for 30-40 minutes until edges are done and cheesecake center is set. (Note: It may still be a little wiggly. Don’t worry.) Remove from oven and let cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.
Notes: As I mentioned these are very rich, so smaller is better. :o)