These brownies are a bourbon lovers' dream, sandwiching two layers of a chocolate brownie batter between a bourbon-flavored cream cheese mixture.
4 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking squares
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
4 large eggs, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup bourbon
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.
Microwave chocolate squares and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk in brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar. Add 3 eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Whisk in vanilla, salt, and 1 cup flour. Spread half of batter in prepared pan.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; add 2 Tbsp. flour and remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, beating until blended. Add bourbon and remaining 1 egg, beating until blended.
Pour cream cheese mixture over brownie batter in pan; top with remaining brownie batter, and swirl together.
Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles. Gently remove foil; cut into squares.
Loved these brownies! Followed the recipe and had no problems with cooking time. Will be making these again. Note: the recipe states they are done when a pick inserted comes out with moist crumbs. Keep in mind these do not set up like traditional brownies.
My husband and I love these brownies! I have taken them to his work and the employees loved them there. I have made them at least 5 times and he requested I made them again for his birthday Friday to take bring to his work again. Which is why I am searching for this recipe again right now! They are very thick and he likes to add a little more bourbon than the recipe calls for as it is just a very mild flavor.
I have made these brownies three times and each time the batter will not bake/set up. I have increased the baking time to almost 60 minutes at 350 degrees and each time the brownie is not baked. Is there a mistake in the recipe?
These were excellent. Converted to gluten-free by using a gluten-free brownie mix and almond flour instead of wheat flour so I can't speak to the brownie part of the recipe, but the cream cheese flavored with bourbon really elevated these brownies and made them perfect for a holiday event.