Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies

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Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies
From Smitten Kitchen

Made by Tara R for the 2014 CSA Member Appreciation Potluck

Ingredients:

Brownie Batter:

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 oz) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour

Cheesecake Batter:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, well softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Plus:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Make brownie batter: Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.  Heat butter and chocolate in a 3 quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, whisking occasionally, just until melted.  Remove from heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until well combined.  Whisk in flour until just combined and spread in baking pan.
  2. Make cheesecake batter: Whisk together cheesecake batter ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.  Dollop over brownie batter, then swirl in with a knife or spatula.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cheesecake/brownie batter swirl.
  4. Bake brownies: Bake until edges are slightly puffed and center is just set, about 35 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature.