Brownies ( marbled cream cheese )

Yield: 15 to 20

Measure Ingredient
6 ounces Semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 ounces Unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
16 ounces Cream cheese, softened
2 cups Granulated sugar, divided
4 larges Eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract, divided
1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
1 cup All-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon Salt

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Line a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil so that the foil extends 2 inches beyond the long sides of the pan. Lightly butter the

bottom and sides of the foil-lined pan.

Melt the chocolates according to the melting instructions in the Chocolate Key. Cool the chocolate for 10 to 15 minutes, until tepid.

In a large bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer set at medium speed,

beat together the cream cheese and ⅓ cup of the sugar until smooth.

Beat in one of the eggs and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla until combined.

In another large bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer set at medium

speed, beat the butter and remaining 1⅔ cups of sugar until combined.

One at a time, beat in the remaining 3 eggs, beating well after each

addition. Beat in the melted chocolate and the remaining 2 teaspoons of

vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the flour and salt, just until


Scrape all but 1 cup of the chocolate batter into the prepared pan and

smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Spread the cream cheese mixture

evenly over the batter. Spoon the reserved chocolate batter over the

cream cheese mixture. Using a table knife, pull it through the layers of

batter with a slight lifting motion, in a zigzag pattern to create a

marbleized pattern. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester or

toothpick inserted 2 inches away from the center comes out with a few

moist crumbs clinging to it.

Cool the brownies in the pan set on a wire rack. When the brownies are

completely cooled, using the two ends of the foil as handles, lift the

brownies out of the pan. Cut into squares.

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