July 22, 2011

Cheesecake Brownies


Yesterday I had a craving for chocolate in a bad way! I needed something chocolaty, stat! I just so happened to have a box of Tastefully Simple's Truffle Brownies in my pantry and since I am pantry foraging this week what could be more perfect than that!  Yes, I killed two birds with one stone.  I know you're thinking how could I turn on my oven in this heat.  If you had a chocolate craving this bad, you would have too.  I bribed Natalie into being the baker so all I had to do was supervise.  This homeschool year I plan on getting both kids into the kitchen a lot more often.  It's something they both like to do so I don't think it will be to much of a struggle.  As long as it's one on one!


Cheesecake Brownies

For the brownies
Brownie mix or make your own


For the cheesecake
8 ounces cream cheese, well softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Make brownie batter
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

Make cheesecake batter and bake brownies 
Whisk together cheesecake batter ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Dollop over brownie batter, then swirl in with a knife or spatula.

Bake until edges are slightly puffed and center is just set, about 35 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature. I keep mine in the fridge.


Adapted from Brownie Power 

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What do you make when you have a chocolate craving?
 
~ Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Dee, I've never tried a dessert that cheesecake and brownies are together. This looks really delicious!!!

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  2. Hi Dee, that's like a crazy dose of chocolate withdrawal! Hahaha!
    I would love to apply to your homeschool please!

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  3. awwww cheesecake brownies. i ate brownies all the time in high school - the one thing i always bought at bake sales! :D

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  4. OMG! they look amazing! nothing beats the brownies when you need chocolate, and this ones are goodddd!

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  5. Wow... Those sound and look incredible! I really must try this recipe... Love the pictures too - especially the last one :) Natalie is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What is better than cooking with the kids!!!

    And I just love that photo of the bite on the fork. Excellent blog post

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  7. Cheesecake and a brownie in one...life can't get better than that...can it?! YUMMO!

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  8. @The Harried Cook
    Thank you! I think she's beautiful too :)

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  9. Thanks for everyone's comments :) Brownies are da bomb! I rarely make them as I could probably eat the whole pan in a day!

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  10. Oh my, this looks so good. Your daughter is a cutie patootie too. I tend to go to brownies when I get a craving. Although with the heat this week I caved and ate a chocolate bar. Saved the house and I wasn't cranky. lol

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  11. Oh my.... the expression on Natalie's face says it all - chocolate heaven!!

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  12. Love that picture of Natalie! What a beautiful girl :)

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  13. Oh deliciousness you need to be made in my kitchen soon!

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  14. I have made all types of brownies but I have not made cheesecake brownies and looking at yours, I can't understand why I have not made them.

    Thanks for your link at Bake with Bizzy. Come back, over the weekend to see what has been featured.

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  15. These look fabulous! They definitely have me craving chocolate and cheesecake!!

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  16. Mmmmmm....I love cheesecake and I love brownies. I think I'd love your cheesecake brownies best of all!

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  17. You were much braver than I. I was craving brownies yesterday too, but couldn't bring myself to turn on the oven. I thought I was over it and then I see this;)

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  18. This recipe combines two of my most favourite desserts. I love the idea of it.

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  19. looks delicious. I love doctoring up box mixes

    Wonderful post

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