Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cheesecake Brownies

This is a very small version of a very big dessert. I first made it to serve at a funeral lunch. With a history like that...things can only go up. Next I made it with my sister for my 60th birthday party and somehow coming out of the oven it fell out of her hands and onto the open oven door...before baking. We scraped up the batter and baked it as it. Still delicious.

However the original recipe makes like 30 pounds of brownies, or that's what my bathroom scale read. Anyway, it is a favorite around here and I was determined to find a smaller version.

Here's the original recipe which calls for FOUR big packages of cream cheese. I found another recipe which uses only one. And a very small brownie mix. Here's the video

Smaller Cheesecake Brownies
1 small package of brownie mix for 8x8" tray
1 8 oz neufchatel cream cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
dash of vanilla extract

Make up the brownie mix as per package directions (forget the applesauce version in the video) and in a clean bowl mix cream cheese, egg sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Spoon dollops of the cheese mixture over the brownie batter and with a spoon, swirl the cream into the batter. Bake as directed on box.

I lined my baking dish with parchment paper and it all came out so easily that way. Yum!


  1. You cracked me up. I had visions of pulling up a chair to the oven door and scarfing the spillage...oink
    Sounds absolutely in keeping with your new decadent lifestyle....and yummy.

  2. I'm confused about the bathroom scale... did you weigh before and after you ate it or......

    LOL... that's how I would do it!

  3. Oh my gosh. I have to look away before my hips expand just looking at the picture.

  4. Boy, does that look and sound divinely delicious. Here's a story to match your oven debacle: When I was VERY young, I baked some cookies without checking the recipe twice, and used less than 1/4 of the flour needed. When I checked the cookies, the Big Glob was running over the sides of the baking sheet, all over the racks. It was quite a mess, but was still absolutely delicious! LOL!

  5. Your brownies look and sound wonderful. I am going to try them but using fat free cream cheese, splenda, and reduced sugar brownies: trying to make them Weight Watcher's friendly. LOL

  6. Umm... think I will try these for my quild meeting next month, as I am up for refreshments... Thx!


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