Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
|Sweet baking chocolate||4 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Butter/Margarine||2 Tablespoon, softened|
|Cream cheese||3 Ounce, softened (1 Package)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 Tablespoon|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Almond extract||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Chopped pecans/Chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Combine chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Set aside to cool.
Combine 2 tablespoons butter and cream cheese, creaming until light and fluffy.
Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Stir in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Beat 2 eggs at medium speed of an electric mixer until thick and lemon colored.
Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well.
Combine 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture, mixing well.
Stir in cooled chocolate, flavorings, and pecans.
Pour half of chocolate batter into a greased 8 inch square pan.
Spread with cheese mixture; top with remaining chocolate batter.
Cut through mixture in pan with a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool on wire rack; cut into squares.