Cheesecake Brownies with Lynn Cahoon

I was one of those people who said, I don’t like cheesecake. I know, weird. But I believe I’m a bit lactose intolerant, so New York style cheesecake wasn’t on my top five dessert list. However, once I made these brownies for a long ago Christmas, I realized, I do like cheesecake… I do, I do.

Start with
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) butter

Melt together in the microwave on high for two minutes. Then stir until chocolate melts into the melted butter.

Stir into chocolate mixture the following until completely blended.

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Pour into greased 13×9 inch baking pan. (If glass, pre-heat oven to 325 – If not using a glass pan, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.)

In a separate bowl, mix the following:

8 oz (1 package) softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp flour

Drop onto chocolate mixture in spoonfuls, then use a knife to swirl the white batter into the dark. Think marbleizing, not mixing – Don’t over mix.

Bake for 40 minutes.

**Think you’re too busy to bake?**

For the dark batter, use a prepared brownie mix following package instructions.

Then add follow the white batter instructions as listed above.

Either way? You’ll have cheesecake brownies to die for – and easy enough to bake on a weekday night. Great for work potlucks.


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Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.

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