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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

May 3, 2011

I am going to both raise and lower your expectations at the same time. I am going to say that, no, these brownies are not marbled with cream cheese like you may imagine as I did when I read the title. They are, in fact, very plain-looking. Just like normal brownies, in fact.

However, let me say that these brownies are delicious. They are not the most chocolate-y, but they are perfectly textured and flavored.

Plus, they’re really easy to make and easier to eat. Get some friends and invite them over so that you can share these. When you see the ingredient list, you’ll want to. (Or maybe not.)

I got this recipe from my sister. Once she gave me a brownie gift basket with different brownie recipes in it. This was the first time I tried these.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

1 C. unsalted butter, softened

3 oz. cream cheese, softened (Not the kind in the plastic bin.)

2 C. sugar (See why I said the thing about the friends?)

3 eggs, room temperature

1 t. vanilla

1 C. all-purpose flour

3/4 C. cocoa powder

1/4 t. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

3/4 C. chopped nuts (I used a combination of walnuts and pecans, which was delicious.)

Heat oven to 325. Grease the bottom of a rectangular pan (13 by 9 by 2). In a mixer bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed  mixture until blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. (This is really the best way to tell if brownies are cooked enough.) Cool completely; frost if desired. Cut into squares of desired size.

My sister also included a joke with this recipe. It has nothing to do with brownies.

Q: How do you tell a chili pepper from a bell pepper?

A: The chili pepper always wears a jacket!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2011 2:30 pm

    THOSE SOUND DELICIOUS! 😀

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