Cheesecake Brownies

2.21.2014

Cheesecake Brownies

I could’ve easily added fudge to the title. Cheesecake + brownies + fudge …
It might seem too much, but after all, I owe you at least a couple posts in the last months. Such a slow blogging summer for me. But so many great changes elsewhere.
Life changes and so does blogging, right?

Cheesecake Brownies
Cheesecake Brownies

But then, in the age of food post titles longer than a haiku, something simple as cheesecake brownies might be overlooked. As ordinary and everyday as they sound, they are nothing but. And if you bake them until what might seem to many as slightly undercooked, you have a sort of cheesecake brownie fudge, the type that has you going to the fridge for a sliver, and the another, and then a little more… the never ending sliver we know so well, and love of course.

Cheesecake Brownies

February is turning out to be as wet as December and January were intensely hot. The tropical climate is finding it’s way to this part of the world, a sunny day turning dark and completely covered in a matter of minutes, rain pouring like a punishment for wishing it for so long during those sweltering days. 
Beware what you hope for people.

Cheesecake Brownies

Unless it’s brownies. Then you might be rewarded with a slice so fudgy, chocolatey and addictive, you might start baking and posting again. That last one was for me.

I took these to my new job last week. Being the new kid on the block what better way to break the ice than with a batch of these, right? It seems everyone agreed. After all, it’s chocolate and cheesecake. 
What on earth can possibly go wrong when those two get together?

Cheesecake Brownies




CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
adapted from BreakfastLunch Tea at Rose Bakery, by Rose Carrarini

Ingredients

For the cheesecake batter:
175 g (3/4 cup)  cream cheese
2 Tbs sugar
Splash of vanilla extract
1 egg
2 Tbs milk
1 Tbs flour

For the chocolate batter:
250g (generous 1 cup) unsalted butter
250g ( 9 oz) semisweet chocolate
6 eggs
380g (1 ¾ cups) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
150g (1 cup) all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350ºF / 180ºC
Line a square 9-inch pan with aluminum foil, and let it hang down two sides.

For the cheesecake batter:
In a bowl mix cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add egg and milk and mix well. Add flour and mix until smooth.

For the chocolate batter:
Melt chocolate and butter together, in the microwave for about 1 minute (20 seconds at a time and stirring well before heating it again), or in a double boiler over, but not touching the water.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until frothy, about 1 minute. Do not beat much.
Add chocolate mixture, then eggs and mix well without beating much.
Add flour and salt. Mix only until combined.

Pour chocolate mixture in the prepared pan.
Drop cheesecake batter unevenly over it. With the tip of a knife, swirl trying to bring some of the dark batter to the top. Stop before you have too many swirls and the cheesecake part is too mixed.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the top dries but the center is still jiggly.
Remove, let cool on a wire rack, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm to cut.


54 comments:

  1. These are no words.. OK, a few. Delectable. Luscious. Pure nirvana. And I haven't even had one! Bookmarking these!

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  2. Gracias por la mención! Pero no deberías... te merecés eso y mucho más por la gran calidad integral de todo lo que hacés acá y en cocinacentral! My pleasure, Paula!

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  3. These brownies look gorgeous! Cheesecake brownies have been on my list for ages.. :) they are definitely worth trying.

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  4. I have been trying dang hard to avoid brownies....and now you come up with this divine combination with cheese....totally irresistible!

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  5. You're so right, Paula. These are just the kind of gorgeous chocolate gems, one (okay, I) would go back for another slice and then another =)

    P.s. Beautiful turn of phrase about the storms as punishments....In California we really are praying for rain - lots of it =)

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  6. Heavenly, decadent and irresistible is what comes to my mind…I’m sure your new co-workers are pleased to have you working with them!

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  7. Lovely brownies and photos! We have had the most major cold, ice, and snow here. And then the last few days has been warm and sunny. Crazy weather. Only thing to do is ponder it while enjoying these scrumptious brownies.

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  8. Paula!!! love these brownies!! oh my gawd. . delicious and perfect. so happy for you with all the new changes and job and house etc. . and although I've missed your posts, I'm happy with these impromptu gems of yours. . sometimes that's when the best recipes come about huh? and so happy for you and Vintage Kitchen Notes! woot woot!!!

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  9. I'm so happy for you Paula! The nomination, new job, new home and lucky for us, a fantastic new recipe! My husband would adore these brownies! I imagine a spoon for scooping might be involved!

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  10. So nice to see a new post from you, and full of good news and vibes (well, except for the excessive heat, I know my family in Brazil has been complaining a lot, they are MELTING over there, and no one has air conditioning, poor things!)

    I have this book and definitely must visit this recipe, my mouth is watering... ;-)

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  11. What great looking swirl brownies!

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  12. I am so happy you are having so much positivity in your life, you deserve it all and more :D
    Lovely looking brownies!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Congratulations on the new job. I am sure you probably already have a raise if you brought these brownies into work. They little brownies do look very addicting, a little more sliver, oops it is sort of crooked I guess I better even it out in the pan. We all know how that goes...

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  14. Soooo nice to have you back, even for a bit. I know how hard new jobs can be, so I think I can speak for us all in saying, we are grateful for your beautiful post! These cheesecake brownies would be a really big hit at my office. Maybe they will deserve a batch soon. ! David

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  15. I think you are going to spoil the coworkers that you share your delicious food with. The brownies look so good that I would have to hide them from myself. :)

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  16. What a great way to make friends at your new job! You must have a whole bunch of new besties! This looks wonderful -- thanks.

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  17. This is definitely a great way to make new friends! I don't know how anyone would be able to resist these delicious and decadent brownies -- yum!

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  18. Oh, those sliver desserts can be dangerous.
    These look lovely - hope things cool down for you soon!

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  19. it is so nice to have you back paula - and what a tempting goodie you come back to us with! we've missed you, but with cheesecake brownies, all is forgiven :-)

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  20. congrats on the nomination, Paula! Hope the new job is going great!! I'm sure you are very popular at work and now are the official office baker after bringing in these beauties!! xx

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  21. Chocolate + cheese, two of my favourite ingredients ever!!!

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  22. I've missed you! But I'm glad you have new and exciting things in your life. :) These brownies are stunning...that texture. They look like the kind of brownie that's so rich, two bites would satisfy. Yum!

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  23. Cheesecake + brownies + fudge is certainly heavenly Paula.

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  24. I love cheesecake brownies. Delicious! They look perfect!

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  25. Paula, I've missed you! But I know you've been crazy busy dealing with life. How's the new job going? Fabulously I'm sure, especially since you brought in these amazing, decadent, luscious cheesecake brownies. You're probably the most popular person there now! They look fantastic.

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  26. awesome brownies! love those swirls!

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  27. I always say-bring cookies. And these certainly qualify. They look simply divine and perfect for those moments when you want both cheesecake and brownies! Hope you are doing well, Paula!

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  28. Me encantó, ese efecto marmoleado lo hace muy vistoso y sobre todo apetitoso.
    Qué bueno por tu nominación!!!

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  29. Bet your new colleagues enjoyed these brownies, I know I would too, looks so decadent and deliciously moist!

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  30. Love the effect, sounds very moist and by the way congrats for your nomination

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  31. molto ma molto delizioso....
    Bravissima..questo dolce mi piace tanto da provarlo subito.
    Ne saranno felici i miei bambini.
    Complimenti per il tuo blog!!
    Bellissime anche le foto.
    E' un piacere seguirti.
    Buona serata.
    Inco

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  32. Yum these look fabulous Paula - I work on my own so does that mean I get to eat all these by myself :)

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    1. Just stopped by to say "hello". I hope all is well…miss you.

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  33. Congratz my friend!!!
    This is a reallly great cake fussion!!!
    And oh, the photograph is just pretty damn beautifull too....

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  34. Heck ya, these gorgeous brownies would make any tummy happy! I understand being busy, I hope you are making sure to enjoy some relaxing too! Your recipe sounds like chocolate heaven! Hugs, Terra

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  35. You got a perfect swirl on that cheesecake topping - these brownies look totally fab!

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  36. I actually made brownies very similar to this using ricotta for the cheesecake batter and loved them! I'll bet the cream cheese gives a great, tangy balance to the chocolate. Now I want to make them again.

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  37. hhhmmmmm, delicioussssss one, so flufffy, i got to taste this amazing dessert :D

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  38. Paula, the best of luck with your new job and what a wonderful way to spoil your co-workers - who would not want one of these decadent treats?! Your cheesecake brownies look delectable and I love their gooeyness...pure bliss, dear friend!

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  39. Wow - those brownies look amazing. Good luck with your new job!

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  40. Paula, I've seen a lot of cheesecake brownies, but yours might be the prettiest and most mouth-watering. I'm not sure if it's still teeming rain there since you posted this over two weeks ago, but would these brownies 'no't be ideal to gorge on while watching movies on a rainy day? :)

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  41. Cheesecake and brownie...can't think of better combination at the moment! Looks amazing! :) ela

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  42. I was just checking in, Paula, to see some of your delicious baked goods. These look like a winner. You'll be voted the Queen at work. I bet they love having you on board. Hope things are going well.

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  43. First, I need swirling lessons from you. Second, I'd like a plate of these beauties, please :)

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  44. Oh Paula! I've missed you!! I kept checking back during your absence (not saying that as any kind of pressure thing, as blogging needs to fit AROUND life rather than the other way around, but just know that you are very much valued and missed!) so it's wonderful to see an update and a beautiful recipe as well! Hope that the new job is going ok and that the rest of life is treating you well. I am definitely going to make these beautiful brownies soon. Hugs xx

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    1. Thank you sweet, sweet Laura! I'm almost ready to come back...

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  45. I like cheesecake brownies soft and swirly. Exactly like this one!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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  46. Something I've been willing to bake for a long, long time :) They look stunning!
    Have a nice week

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  47. Looks amazing. It would go perfectly with my coffee right now. MMM!

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  48. WOW, Paula - these look so delicious!

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