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Brownies - Marbled Cream Cheese Brownies



Brownies - Marbled Cream Cheese Brownies
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6 ounces semisweet chocolate
4 tablespoons butter or margarine,
2 tablespoons butter
4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 eggs, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons vanilla, divided.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
(more as needed)

Preheat oven to 350°F Butter an 8-inch square pan. Melt chocolate and 4 tablespoons of the butter in small heavy saucepan over low heat; set aside. Mix cream cheese with remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Slowly add 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, blending well. Add 1 egg, the 2 tablespoon flour and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla; set aside. Beat remaining 2 eggs and 3/4 cup granulated sugar in large bowl until light. Add the baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour. Blend in chocolate mixture, remaining 2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in walnuts or pecans. Spread half of the chocolate mixture in prepared pan. Cover with cream cheese mixture, then spoon remaining chocolate mixture over the top. Swirl with knife or spatula to create a marbled effect. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set in center.Do not overbake. Meanwhile, prepare Icing. Cool brownies 5 minutes, then spread icing evenly over the top. Cool completely in pan on wire
rack. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Makes 16 brownies

Icing

Combine chocolate chips, butter, milk in a bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir until smooth and add vanilla. Add powdered sugar; beat until glossy and easy to spread.

NOTE: I sometimes add a shot of espresso to the brownie batter.

4 comments:

Tonya said...

These look absolutely delicious! Is the brownie part fudgy or cakey? I love the fudgy kind the most...but these look right up my alley!

Claudia said...

Your brownies look incredibly delicious! Think I would use some instant espresso powder for a variation instead of the liquid.

Thibeault's Table said...

Thank you both for your comments.

Tonya, they are definitely more fudgy than Cakey. But if you really like a fudgy brownie you should try the other brownie in my collection. I call them Decadent Brownies and they are very very fudgy.

http://thibeaultstablerecipes.blogspot.com/2009/06/brownies-decadent-brownies.html

Claudia,I often add a shot of espresso to my brownies. No reason why you couldn't mix a little espresso powder into the mix. Coffee really enhances chocolate.

Ann

Marguerite said...

The brownies look absolutely fab. Will have to try them out.

Marguerite

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