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Monday, June 13, 2011

Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream cheese brownies from A Bountiful Kitchen for the Secret Recipe Club
Source
Brownies from my simple brownies recipe, cream cheese layer from A Bountiful Kitchen blog

Taste 4 (out of 5)

Difficulty 1 (out of 5)

Ingredients
For the brownies, use these ingredients
For the cream cheese layer
- 8 oz. cream cheese (not low fat) softened
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour

Instructions
1. Prepare the brownies batter following these instructions. Reserve 1/4 of the batter and pour the rest into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
For the cream cheese layer
2. Beat soft cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs. Beat in sugar and flour, until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour over brownie mixture in pan.
3. Add spoonfuls of the reserved brownie mixture to create a “cow” pattern.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.

Afterthoughts
- For several weeks now I’ve had this obsession with cream cheese brownies – I could not understand its origin, but I had this image of scrumptious cream cheese brownies in front of my eyes. And then a week ago when it was time to choose a recipe for my Secret Club recipe assignment, I went once again to A Bountiful Kitchen blog, and here they were – the brownies that have been haunting me for several weeks :-). I must have seen the photos when they were just posted, and now I knew that I was meant to bake them!
- I did not have the Chocolate cake mix that is suggested for the brownies by A Bountiful Kitchen, so I used my own old brownie recipe. The problem was that my recipe batter is quite thick, and the cream cheese batter of A Bountiful Kitchen is pretty liquid. They are both great by themselves, but the cream cheese batter takes a bit longer to bake, so my brownies dried up by the time the cream cheese layer was ready. Next time I should use a more liquid brownie batter, and I am sure the final result will be just perfect.
- There are so many amazing recipes on A Bountiful Kitchen, you should check that blog out! And join the Secret Recipe Club, if you have not yet – it’s so much fun!



20 comments:

Jeanette said...

What a fun recipe to try for the Secret Recipe Club, perfect for a summer BBQ!

Lisa said...

You can never go wrong with cream cheese and chocolate. Looks like your pick was a super yummy one.

Lisa said...

In response to your question, yes, you should definitely make the pancakes for breakfast tomorrow.

Karen said...

Yum! These are two things that definitely go together! Great pick for the recipe club!

Barbara | Creative Culinary said...

A huge favorite of mine; I love the combination of chocolate with the bit of tang in the cheese. Thanks for sharing the imperfect attempt...I think we all have those moments and I think it's good to know that!

Erin said...

You can't go wrong with brownies - these look great! Good choice to make!

Chef Dennis said...

cream cheese brownies are truly a thing of beauty, and yours look oh so delicious! I'm glad you made your own brownies instead of using a mix, I'm sure they were much better than a box mix!

Julie said...

Beautiful brownies. Great idea to use your own recipe.

a girl's diary said...

the brownies are just awesome.....and are looking so delicious...will try this one ....hope it will turn out perfect like yours

Foodiva said...

Despite the batter consistency issues, your cream cheese brownies sure do look good!

Dan said...

They look perfect. The cheese topping would make up for any perceived dryness.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I like that these are both simple to make yet could be an elegant looking dessert for guests.

Lisa~~ said...

This is my first month in The Secret Recipe Club and it's so much fun! I'm just loving all the new blogs and recipes I'm seeing. I adore cream cheese brownies and yours look delish.

Magic of Spice said...

Well they look fantastic, but I can understand what issues may have occurred with the different consistencies. I love cream cheese and chocolate, but I think I want to try your brownies themselves :)

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Well they look good even if they did turn out a little drier than you had hoped for! I bet I would have no problem eating one (or 4! :P)

Pretend Chef said...

Brownies are my favorite dessert and these look delicious. Yummy!

Erin said...

These look absolutely delicious!!!

Ruchi said...

Amazing stuff.. cream cheese and brownies is a win win combination!

Butrcreamblondi said...

You can't go wrong with cream cheese and brownies! They look really good even if they weren't quite perfect :)

Therapist San Francisco said...

These look heavenly!