Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cheesecake Brownies

It has been quite a while since I last made any brownies. I made these brownies a few weeks ago, during that time, I have been baking lots of breads, and the kids are delighted with these brownies, seems like a real treat after all those bread-baking! LOL! This wonderful brownies is from "Cake" by Rachel Allen, her latest book on cakes baking. It is a beautiful book with lots of photos and recipes that are easy to follow.

The brownie base is topped with a mixture of cream cheese, egg yolks and sugar, which are beaten till smooth, then drop by the teaspoonfuls on the brownie batter in the prepared pan. Using a knife, swirl both mixtures together for a marbling effect. Bake for 30-35 minutes and let cool in pan on rack.

Cut into 16 squares to serve.

I love swirls in bakes, do you?

These Cheesecake Brownies has a lovely moist texture. Yummy!

(my changes in blue)
Cheesecake Brownies
(adapted from "Cake", Rachel Allen)
makes 16 brownies
100 gm (3-1/2 oz) butter, cut into cubes
100 gm (3-1/2 oz) dark chocolate, in drops or broken into pieces
125gm (4-1/2 oz) caster sugar (90 gm)
pinch of salt (omit, since I've used salted butter)
3 eggs, beaten
75 gm (3 oz) self-raising flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
100 gm (3-1/2 oz) dark chocolate, in chips or chopped into pieces

For the cheesecake mixture :
200 gm (7 oz) cream cheese
2 egg yolks
75 gm (3 oz) caster sugar (50 gm)

20cm (8 in) square cake tin with 5cm (2in) sides

Preheat the oven to 180C (350F), Gas Mark 4. If the cake tin has a removable base, butter the sides and line the base with a square of baking parchment, otherwise line the base and sides of the tin.

Place the butter and chocolate in a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Stir just until smooth, then remove from the heat and beat in the sugar and salt, followed by the eggs. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, add the chocolate chips and stir in. Tip the batter into the prepared tin and spread out using a spatula.

In a clean bowl, beat all the ingredients for the cheesecake mixture together until smooth. Dot heaped teaspoonfuls of this mixture across the top of the brownie batter in the tin, then use a skewer or knife to swirl the two mixtures together, right across the tin and up to the edges.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the middle of the cake still wobbles slightly when you gently shake the tin - a skewer inserted into the centre should come out with a little moisture on it. Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely in the tin before carefully removing the cake and cutting into squares to serve.


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  1. This is simply not done! Teasing me with such a lovely brownie.

  2. You just reminded me of this....
    Happy New Year to you.

  3. yes, i love swirls in bakes as well joyce.... and this is just so pretty

  4. Did I hear you saying this cake is moist in texture? And sure enough this is for me.... chocolate and heavenly delicious.

  5. Me Me Me!!! I love swirls in bakes!! They look so so pretty :) This is even better with a moist brownie ;) Awesome, Joyce :):)

  6. I love cheesecake brownies too, and yes am a huge fan of swirls too! So prettttyyyyyy!

  7. The swirls look so gorgeous! Love these cheesecake brownies!

  8. wow...i love the swirl you make for your brownies!

  9. Looks good and sinful! So you have to bake another one soon for the Bake Along event huh!

  10. These cheesecake brownies sure look very mouth watering! I would love to have a few slices!

  11. Nice swirls. I love cheesecakes but too bad I've got to watch my diet sometimes!

  12. Hi Joyce , cheesecake brownies and they look so gorgeous with the swrils , my mouth is watering , thanks for sharing :)

  13. Hi Joyce, your cheesecake brownies looks great, thanks for sharing this recipe! I think will try with your recipe one day, hope it works for me. =)

  14. Oh these look so delicious - I love Rachel Allen and have that book - got to try these!
    Mary x

  15. They look so tantalizing! Two delicious flavors combined into my favorite kind of brownie.

  16. So long did not make brownie, I would like to have a slice from you first!

  17. Hi Joyce,

    Due to our super hot weather, I have not been baking brownies for a long long long time... Now, seeing your brownies with pretty swirl, my urge of baking brownies is all coming back! :p


  18. Hi Joyce!
    I love swirls, I love cheesecake and I LOVE brownies. I'm in love with your Cheesecake Brownies, Joyce! Thanks for sharing...

  19. Hi, Joyce, I'm back! Pretty swirl that you had done for your brownies. It's good to see this after seeing so many CNY cookies, hehe.

  20. Your cheesecake brownies look gorgeous...yumm, first time here ..happy to follow you..

  21. OOhh me gusta mucho està irresistible,abrazos.

  22. Wow, those brownies look so cute. Like the marble effect!

  23. HI Joyce, yummy cheese cake brownies. The marble is effect is beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day to you :)

  24. It has been quite long not baking brownies with cream cheese. Your kids must be very happy to have it as dessert.

  25. Joyce, I was so craving for cheesecake and now this! I have to exercise self-restraint and not bake this yet hee...hee..



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