February 10th is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day.
Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Recipe from: Southern Living Cookbook
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 tablespoon almond extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in top of double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts. Set aside to cool.
Combine 2 tablespoons butter and cream cheese, creaming until light and fluffy.
Stir in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.
Beat 2 eggs at medium speed of an electric mixer until thick and lemon colored.
Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well.
Combine 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture, mixing well.
Stir in cooled chocolate, flavorings, and nuts.
Pour half of chocolate batter into a greased 8 inch square pan.
Spread with cheese mixture; top with remaining chocolate batter.
Cut through mixture in pan with a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool on wire rack; cut into squares.