Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies




It was our Book Club meeting, last night, and I decided to bake brownies. It has been a while since I made brownies. I choose this recipe because it has real chocolate, you can choose bittersweet or semisweet, and cream cheese. I like the final look. These brownies were well received at the book club.

Before going to the meeting I went suit shopping with my son Maxime and his friend Dylan for their Formal night tonight and I gave them some brownies. Max said they liked them. You can eat them cold but I tasted them warm right out the oven and they were delicious also. My husband is eating them with a warm chocolate sauce and ice cream tonight for dessert.

Cream Cheese Brownies

Ingredients 
150 ml all-purpose flour
2.5 ml baking powder
1 ml salt
170 grams dark chocolate like Green & Black's organic
113 grams butter
180 ml sugar
10 ml vanilla extract
3 eggs
225 grams cream cheese at room temperature
45 ml sugar
2 ml vanilla extract
1 egg yolk

Directions
1. To make the brownie: preheat oven to 325F. Spray an 8 inch square baking with Pam and add aluminum foil. I like to leave the foil that overhangs on sides of pan, it will be easier to remove the brownies from the pan when they are baked. Coat the foil with Pam.
2. In a small bowl whisk the flour, salt and baking powder. Melt the chocolate and butter in microwave, once melted add the 180 ml of sugar and mix well. Let cool. Once cooled transfer the chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Whisk in the 10 ml of vanilla, then whisk in the 3 eggs. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add dry ingredients and whisk well.
3. Pour half of the batter into the pan. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese with the 45 ml of sugar, the vanilla and the egg yolk. Mix well.
4. Drop on top of the batter half of the cream cheese, by spoonfuls. Pour the remaining of the batter on top of the cream cheese. Then drop the remaining cream cheese and swirl the batter with a knife. You want to create a marbled effect.
5. Bake brownies for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven when the center is not quite firm and when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with several moist crumbs.
6. Cool completely before serving. You can keep the brownies up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

30 comments

  1. Superbes tes brownies!!!
    Je suis fana de ça!

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  2. Helene, that is one delicious looking brownie! And photo is gorgeous!

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  3. I love those brownies! Fabulous looking.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. oh the sugared raspberries are so pretty.you take the best photos!

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  5. I know I would love the addition of creamed cheese in my chocoholic dreams.

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  6. I think brownies are great cold or warm, it is one of their most charming aspects. These look delicious...

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  7. Can I join your book club? Haha! These look delicious. Your club is lucky.

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  8. I've only ever had boxed brownies. I want to tackle some homemade ones someday and this is the recipe to do it. Great picture.

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  9. Hi Helene, What a delicious looking brownie! I absolutely love the combination of flavors :)

    Have a great day,

    Aldy.

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  10. Oh, I know the guys would love these! Thanks for a new recipe. I have never done anything like these before. You have such a lovely way of styling your photos...so pretty.

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  11. delicious looking brownies with cream cheese yummy

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  12. Your brownies look sensational. I'd love one right now with a cold glass of milk.

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  13. I love brownies with ice cream, and the cream cheese filling in these looks amazing!

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  14. @Lisa:
    I think brownie with ice cream is the best. I've tried making one and it is amazing.Buy Desserts

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  15. Wow - they look decadent and so delicious!

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  16. As usual, gorgeous photo!

    I adore cream cheese brownies - I love sweet chocolate and the smooth, tart cheese...wonderful combo.

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  17. j'aime beaucoup le mélange chocolat et crème !

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  18. I never met a brownie I didn't like! These are delectable with the cream cheese!

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  19. this is probably my favorite way to eat brownies--the tangy cream cheese provides such an excellent balance to the chocolate's sweetness. lovely.

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  20. I made this once and loved it! Cream cheese + chocolate combo is awesome!

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  21. Helene I haven't visited in a while and I just saw these brownies and remembered what an amazing baker you are! Your creations are always drool worthy.

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  22. Just what I need Helene...these are over the top delicious brownies. Real brownies need real chocolate, and I am sure they tasted delicious warm, and cold too. Gorgeous!
    {Sorry I've been missing. trying to get back into the sync of things slowly}

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  23. Gorgeous brownies. Since I'm not feeling as brownie challenged as before, I should give these a go. I love cream cheese! Fun to be part of a book club, too. Anything your group has read lately you all enjoyed?

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  24. I am glad you liked them! Thanks for the comments.

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  25. j'ai déjà essayé des brownies au cream cheese et je les trouve excellents et bien gourmands
    j'adore
    bonne journée

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  26. Brilliant idea to have brownies and creamcheese combined... Looks soooo good!

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