Cream Cheese Brownies

August 12th, 2011

There are numerous recipes for brownies out there.  This just happens to be one of the good ones.  I have joined a new website started by one of my blogging buddies Dave of My Year on the Grill.  His website is  You have probably seen the eRecipeCard button on the left of my text.  Here it is.

This is a wonderful website with lots of recipes submitted by many food bloggers.  I have started submitting my recipes.  I have found it a useful source when I am looking for a particular recipe. It is also increasing the traffic on my blog from people who hit on one of my recipes.  Check it out for yourselves.
I was searching Dave’s website for a new take on brownies and found several good ones to choose from, but What’s Cookin, Chicago really caught my eye.  She had a recipe for Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies.  I love cream cheese swirled in chocolate and the addition of raspberry jam sounded interesting.  But I decided to adapt the recipe using only the cream cheese.  The brownies are moist and fudgy with a wonderful tang of cream cheese.  Just what I was looking for.  So thanks eRecipeCards and What’s Cookin, Chicago for being such  great resources.
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
Combine cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.  Microwave butter and chocolate in a large bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth, about 1 minute.  Cool slightly.
Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla to chocolate mixture, stirring until combined.  Whisk in flour mixture until incorporated.
Pour half of brownie batter into prepared pan.  Spread into even layer.  Dollop cream cheese filling over brownie batter and spread into even layer.  Spread remaining brownie batter evenly over filling.  Run a knife through the layer to swirl slightly.
Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.  Let cool on wire rack.
By the way Dave has a new blog called Inspired by in which he tries some of the recipes that are submitted to eRecipeCards for himself.  And he wouldn’t be Dave if he didn’t add his own special touch to them.  Way to go Dave.  I love your new website and your new blog.

8 responses to “Cream Cheese Brownies”

  1. Gloria says:

    Penny Amazing brownies look delicious!! gloria

  2. This is a wonderful combination of two of my favorite things! I also have to check your links!


  3. Kat says:

    Wow! Dave’s come a long way. I remember when he first started his blog. I have not followed his blog for about a year now, but I think I am going to like this site.

  4. Oh Penny… what a sweet heart you are! I am just thrilled you are contributing and even more thrilled you discovered something new! Thank you so much for the shout out!!! You just have no idea how much this means!

  5. Pondside says:

    Oh my goodness – these look lethal!

  6. What a pretty brownie Penny. Most brownies, even though they taste good, aren’t all that pretty.

  7. Kate says:

    Yum! They look so moist and tasty! I haven’t made brownies for a long time…I am thinkin’ I will be doing it!

  8. elenareviews says:

    Amazing brownies. Perfect for my daughters.

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