Cheesecake Brownies

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I made these to celebrate my cheesecake-loving friend’s birthday! It is a treat to have a cheesecake brownie after lunch!!! 🙂 I did use light cream cheese to make them slightly less indulgent. They were tasty and rich. This recipe is from Martha Stewart Living. The cooking time is decreased if using cream cheese rather than mascarpone.

  • Yield: Makes about 5 dozen
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used Trader Joe’s 72% cacao Swiss dark chocolate)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese or cream cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, and line with parchment. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. In the top of a barely simmering double boiler, melt together chocolate and butter. Remove from heat.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together 3 eggs and 1 cup sugar on high speed until thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes. On low speed, add reserved chocolate mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. When combined, add flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan. Set aside.
  3. In the clean bowl of the electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together mascarpone (or cream) cheese, remaining eggs and yolks, remaining sugar, and remaining vanilla on medium speed, until smooth. Pour over chocolate mixture. Bake until cheese mixture is golden and set, about 25 minutes if using cream cheese (on convection) to 35 minutes if using mascarpone cheese. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into about sixty 1-by-1 1/2-inch pieces.
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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

3 responses to “Cheesecake Brownies

  1. mrhugo2013

    yummy! I love this concept!

  2. They are delicious! Thanks for visiting and liking my post on blog http://love2experiment.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/dahi-bhindiokra-in-yogurt-sauce/…Your blog seems very interesting and love the pics..Looking forward learn new things from you..Keep Blogging!!

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