Cream Cheese BrowniesWe are back from Disney World! It was such an amazing trip and I will be sharing some awesome photos with you all shortly. Now, this is my first Disney inspired recipe. We had a delicious slice of brownie cheesecake at Disney’s Boardwalk Bakery and I wanted to create something similar. I decided to go with cream cheese brownies, using a very similar recipe as that from the Boardwalk Bakery for the brownie component. The key to these is to not over-mix the two layers when you are trying to get that fantastic marbled look (I accidentally did a little bit). I hope you all enjoy these as much as we did! Let me know your thoughts!


 Servings: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the brownie layer

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sticks butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

For the cream cheese layer

  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Beat flour mixture and eggs on low speed using an electric mixer until smooth. IMG_2998Slowly add in melted butter and beat until combined.IMG_2999 Fold in the chocolate chips. IMG_3000IMG_3001Transfer batter to a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. IMG_3002Next, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Then, add the sugar and mix. Add vanilla and egg and mix until well-blended. IMG_3003Spoon the cream cheese mixture in dollops over the whole brownie pan, leaving some brownie showing in between. IMG_3004Swirl through the batter with a fork for a marbled effect. Here is where you need to be sure to not overdo it- I got a little overzealous and wish I had mixed less. You should have more white showing n the top. IMG_3006

Bake your cream cheese brownies for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. In my case, I just stabbed the guy with a fork- you can see the fork marks – whoops. But I found out it was done- just a less glamorous way of doing it. IMG_3007Once cooked through, slice into squares and devour with a nice cold glass of milk. YUM!Cream Cheese Brownies


Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 241; Fat: 14 g; Cholesterol: 69 mg; Sodium: 89 mg; Carbs: 29 g; Sugars: 20 g; Protein: 4 g


Amanda’s Rating: 8.5/10

Nevin’s Rating: 9/10

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