Ducks 'n a Row: Cheesecake Brownies

17 February 2012

Cheesecake Brownies

By Sinea Pies

Cheesecake brownies are a favorite easy-to-make dessert in our household. It satisfies two sweet-cravings at the same time! Cheesecake and chocolate. Can it get any better than that? (Maybe when it's slightly warmed up with some rich, creamy vanilla ice cream on the side!)
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There are quite a few recipes out there for "marble brownies" or "cheesecake brownies" but this Duncan Hines version-- straight from their website and brownie mix boxes-- is one that I prefer. 
Any of the Duncan Hines brownie mixes work fine in this recipe.

Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
1 pkg Duncan Hines® Double Fudge Decadent Brownie Mix
1 (3 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Grease bottom of 8x8-inch pan.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth in medium mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, egg, flour and vanilla. Beat until smooth; set aside.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for cake-like brownies. 
  • Spread half of brownie batter in prepared pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over batter. 
  • Spoon dollops of remaining brownie batter over top. 
  • Swirl brownie and cream cheese batter together with a knife or spatula.
  • Bake at 350 ºF for 36 to 39 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Chill 2 hours.

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