Chocolate and cream cheese brownies

I amalgamated a few different recipes that I found to create this Frankenstein brownie. Even by reducing the sugar content from the general ingredient list, I still found my brownie to be a little on the sweet side so next time, I might take out a smidge more. But the resulting baked goodie is pretty yummy, and it looks great too!

Ingredients

120g butter (salted is absolutely fine, I never bother with unsalted)
100g dark chocolate, chopped
140g raw sugar (next time I’m bumping it down to 100g, and potentially chucking about 20g extra chocolate)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
100g plain flour

Cheesecake topping

250g cream cheese (1 block of Philly cheese)
70g sugar (Will bring this down to 40g next time)
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

– Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius, and line a lamington/brownie tray with baking paper.

– Pop your butter and chocolate into the TMX bowl, and cook for 5 mins/speed 1/50 degrees or until melted and smooth.

– Add your sugar, eggs and vanilla, and mix for 5 secs/speed 4.

– Add salt and flour, and mix for an additional 5 secs/speed 4 (make sure the flour is incorporated well into the mix).

– Pour the mix into your tray and smooth out. Don’t bother cleaning your TMX bowl (yay!)

– Add your cheesecake topping ingredients and mix for about 1 min/speed 4.

– Pour the cheesecake mix on top of the brownie mix and smooth out.

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– Pop in the oven and bake for about 35 mins or so, until the top is brown and the middle is moist.

– Serve and enjoy 🙂 I actually think you can add the cheesecake topping to something like a lemon blondie too!

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate and cream cheese brownies

  1. alison guida says:

    Hi, I made these brownies but without the cheesecake topping. I used a lamington tray but there wasn’t enough mixture to make anything but a very thin brownie layer. If you are not making the cheesecake topping does it require more of the ingredients to make a more substantial brownie? I might double the ingredients next time??

    • ChooTheFat says:

      Hi there, yep definitely think you need to up the ingredients if you aren’t using the cheesecake layer. And there ain’t nothing wrong with twice the chocolate in our lives :)) good luck!

  2. Susanne says:

    Hi. Just noticed that you changed your blog name? Made those the other day. So yummy!!!! Followed your advice and reduced the sugar content even further. 🙂 Thank you!!!

    • ChooTheFat says:

      Hi Susanne, so glad you liked the brownies! I reckon you’re right to reduce the sugar even more, will do that the next time too. Felt like a bit of a change so I updated the blog title, the old address still links here though. Have a lovely day!

  3. Umm Z. says:

    This is just fabulous. I’m making the recipe for the fourth time, everyone loves it! Just thought I’d finally comment 🙂

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