Almond Cheesecake Brownies

Almond Cheesecake Brownies

Almond Cheesecake Brownies
COOK: 0:45


¾ c. butter or margarine
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares
4 oz. semisweet chocolate squares
2 c. sugar
6 large eggs
2½ tsp. vanilla extract
1½ c. all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1½ package cream cheese
¾ tsp. almond extract


1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13" by 9" metal baking pan with foil; lightly grease foil.

2-In large glass bowl, combine margarine or butter and both types of chocolates. In microwave oven, cook, covered with waxed paper, on High 2 to 3 minutes until almost melted; stir until smooth. With wooden spoon, beat in 1 1/2 cups sugar. Then, beat in 4 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

3-In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in almond extract, 2 eggs, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla just until blended.

4-Spread 1 1/2 cups chocolate batter in pan. Spoon cream-cheese mixture in 6 large dollops on top of chocolate batter (cheese mixture will cover much of chocolate batter). Then, spoon remaining chocolate batter in 6 large dollops over and between cheese mixture. With tip of knife, cut and twist through mixtures to create marble design.

5-Bake 40 to 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean with a few crumbs attached. Cool brownies in pan on wire rack.

6-When cool, cut lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces.