Cheesecake brownies are lovely treats. They are sweet and a bit salty too. They make good snacks or desserts.
You can also turn serve it as a cake. All you have to do is pull the hanging baking paper on the side to be able to carefully remove the cheesecake brownie from the pan without slicing it. Use a round pan if desired.
Makes 16 slices
Melted butter, to grease
150g butter, chopped
300g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped
1 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup sour cream
1 250g pack cream cheese room temperature
Preheat the oven at 180Â°C and then lightly grease a 20cm cake pan with melted butter. Line the base with non-stick baking paper and let it hang on the sides.
Place a small pan over low heat. Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Cook it for 5 minutes or until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
While waiting for the chocolate to cool, place 2 eggs in a small bowl and whisk them. Gradually add it to the chocolate mixture while stirring. Fold in the flour and the sour cream. Mix well.
Cream the cheese in a mixing bowl using an electric beater and then add the sugar. Continue to beat it until it becomes smooth. Add the remaining egg and beat until all the ingredients are well combined.
Place some chocolate mixture in the greased pan. After, spoon some cream cheese mixture. Layer them alternately until you use up all the ingredients. Use a skewer or even a chopstick to make a swirl effect. Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until it is cooked. Test doneness by inserting a toothpick or skewer. It must come out clean.
Once it is ready, remove it from the oven and let it cool for one hour. Cut it into squares and then serve.
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