Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe Mash-Up

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Oh Happy Day!


Happy National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!  Yes, someone declared February 10th as a day dedicated to honoring the tasty combination of cheesecake and brownies.  Not sure who is responsible, but here at the Chocolate Guru–we are thankful.  Two of our favorite desserts in a mash-up resulting in a treat that will make your family stand up and cheer!  So here’s to National Cream Cheese Brownie Day–we can’t wait until next year to do it all again.

Cheesecake Brownies

Ingredients

½ cup butter

1.7 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped

½ cup cocoa powder

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, plus 1 teaspoon

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Pinch cayenne pepper

8 ounces cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small saucepan over low heat melt the butter, chocolate and cocoa powder. Transfer to a large bowl. Add sugar, eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, flour, and cayenne. Using a hand-held electric mixer beat until well combined.

Spread batter into a buttered and floured 8 by 8-inch pan.

In a medium bowl add the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until thoroughly mixed.

Dollop the cheese mixture on top of the batter in the pan.

Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.

Makes 12 servings.

photo courtesy of thesoultrain.net

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