Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes
Cool: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 217
Fat 14 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Sodium 55 mg

Ingredients

Swirl:
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Brownies:
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang on 2 sides. Mist foil with cooking spray.

2. Make swirl: Using a mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add egg; beat until smooth. Beat in sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.

3. Make brownies: In a double boiler, melt butter with chocolate, stirring often. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, vanilla and salt. Transfer to a bowl; cool slightly.

4. Using a mixer on medium-low speed, beat eggs into chocolate mixture 1 at a time. Sprinkle flour over mixture and gently stir in.

5. Spread 1/2 of brownie batter in prepared pan. Carefully spread swirl mixture over brownie batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter on top. Use tip of a knife to gently swirl through both batters to form a marble pattern.

6. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour. Remove brownies from pan to cutting board using foil to lift them out. Peel off foil and cut into squares.

Note:

May 2009