Chocolate brownies with a swirl of maraschinocherry-studded cream cheese marbled throughout.
Recipe: Marbled Cream CheeseCherry Brownies
Cherry Cream Cheese Filling:1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained 1 to 2 drops red food color (optional)Brownies:1/2 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa 2 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease9-inch square baking pan; set aside.
Prepare Cherry Cream Cheese Filling: Beatcream cheese and sugar in small bowl on medium speed of mixeruntil blended. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract; beat well.(Mixture will be thin.) Stir in cherriesand food color, if desired; set aside.
Stir butter and cocoa in small bowl untilwell blended; cool slightly.
Beat eggs in medium bowl until foamy.Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until well blended.
Stir together flour, baking powder andsalt; add to egg mixture. Add cocoa mixture; stir until wellblended.
Spread half of chocolate batter into preparedpan; cover with Cherry Cream Cheese Filling. Drop spoonfuls ofremaining chocolate batter over filling. With knife or spatula,gently swirl chocolate batter into filling for marbled effect.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until browniesbegin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool; cut into squares.Cover; refrigerate leftover brownies. Bring to room temperatureto serve.
Makes about 16 brownies.
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