Cheesecake Brownies

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A couple of weeks ago my friends came to stay with me. One thing the three of us love doing is baking, so we decided to give these a go. They aren’t the prettiest, but they taste really good!

The regular brownie recipe is the basic one I use whenever I make brownies. It’s incredibly rich and so so unhealthy, but there’s nothing wrong with that once in a while or as a treat. And once you taste them you won’t care how bad for you they probably are.

For the brownie mix:

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 175g butter
  • 125g soft brown sugar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 130g plain flour

For the cheesecake mix:

  • 400g full fat cream cheese
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 160C fan / gas 4.

Grease and line a baking tin. I used a 20 x 20cm tin because I like them to be a little thicker, but a slightly larger tin is probably better.

Melt together the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. I use a microwave and do it in 30second breaks stirring every time so it doesn’t burn. You can melt them over a pan of simmering water.

Add the sugar to the melted chocolate/butter mixture and stir well.

Beat the eggs in a jug and add to the bowl with the other ingredients until they are fully combined.

Finally fold in the flour. Most recipes say to sift it but I never bother.

Pour the mixture into the baking tin and level out.

In a clean bowl fold together the cream cheese and icing sugar.

Beat together the eggs and vanilla extract and mix in a little at a time.

Spoon the cheesecake mixture over the brownie mixture and swirl together using the end of a fork or a skewer.

Place in the middle of the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.

Leave to cool fully in the tin before cutting.

You won’t regret giving these a go, they’re seriously tasty!

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