Brownies: German Cream Cheese Brownies

posted by SueA 02-15-101 3:00 PM

German Cream Cheese Brownies
from Bruce & Jills Favourite Family Recipes on the net

4 ounces sweet chocolate squares
5 tablespoons butter
3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoon butter. Cool and set aside. Cream remaining butter with cream cheese until softened. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Blend in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

Beat remaining eggs well. Add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thickened. Add baking powder, salt and remaining flour. Blend in cooled chocolate mixture, nuts, almond extract and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Measure 1 cup chocolate mixture and set aside.

Spread remaining batter in 9" greased pan. Top with cream cheese mixture and swirl a bit to marble. Cover with remaining chocolate batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool then cut into 24 squares.

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