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!