Saturday, 5 September 2009

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

These are about the most wickedly decadent things I have ever had the pleasure of making. How can anyone not like brownies? I love full fat cream cheese too so mix the two together and it's heaven on a plate. They are very very easy to make. Gorgeous warm from the oven. Just the thing for unexpected visitors or a quick dessert or just for sheer indulgence

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies


125g/5oz butter
125g/5oz dark chocolate, chopped
200g/7oz brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
50g/2oz plain flour, sifted
50g/2oz cocoa powder
0.25 tsp baking powder
200g/7oz Philadelphia or other full fat cream cheese
50g/2oz caster sugar


Combine butter, chocolate and brown sugar in a medium saucepan and stir over medium heat until chocolate and butter have melted. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs.
Add flour, cocoa, and baking powder and stir until well combined. Pour into a greased and lined 18cm x 28cm rectangular tin.
Beat Philly cheese and caster sugar until smooth and creamy.
Spoon randomly over chocolate mixture and swirl with the tip of a knife. Bake at 180ºC, 350ºF, gas mark 4 for 35 - 40 minutes or until cooked through.
Allow to cool before slicing.

(I used self raising flour because I'm lazy)



Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are terrific!



Gloria said...

Brenda wow!!! this look amazing and delicious!!! really nice the kids would love them!!
(Im so happy I contact my two winners you and Rosario (is from Viña del mar Chile) she is sooooo happy too) huggs!! gloria

Grannymar said...

. I'll have t pass but promise to tell Elly about them.

Mary said...

They are fantastic.

Lucie said...

Gosh Brenda, these are WOW cakes! Surprised that you say that they are easy. Easy is what I like :) So they are next on my agenda to bake - thanks for the idea.
Lucie x

OLGUIS said...

Can I have Piece?
This is really Delicious to my Eyes.



Coby said...

Granny, I've made Nigella's Cheesecake Brownies, but not this one. The cheese in your version is sweet rather than salty (I like both options) and it's swirled in yours which looks just stunning:D Nothing like a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds:)

Rhyleysgranny said...

Rosa - Thank you :)

Gloria - They are a delicious mouthful. I am so delighted to have won in your give away. I am looking forward to my first effort at Chilean food :)

Grannymar - Elly will love making these.

Mary - Thank you

Lucie - They are really really easy. The swirly cheese makes them look nice. :)

Olguis - Thanks for paying a visit. If there were any left I would give you some but they didn't last too long.

Coby - I have never really got the salty bit with sweet. I haven't tried it. I have reservations. I really must do it so I can compare.

George@Culinary Travels said...

Brenda they look utterly delicious. I could just reach into the screen to pick one up.

Maris said...

Sounds like you're combining two of the best desserts here - you cant go wrong!

Sarah said...

Mix the two together and you have pure naughtiness on the plate!

Granny you are VERY naughty!

Tríona said...

Granny, these are fab, I made them last night to bring to a friend' coffee morning this morn. The Philly is just so good in them, I don't think I will ever go back to ordinary brownies


Rhyleysgranny said...

George - They were a little bit of heaven

Maris - I love this idea too.

Sarah - You are right. I am VERY naughty. LOL :)

Triona - I am glad you enjoyed. I think the cheese lifts the chocolate to a different dimension altogether. x