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Cream cheese brownies

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This cream cheese brownie recipe was featured in the first series of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard on Channel 4.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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For the brownies

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 100ml 3½ fl oz Espresso coffee
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • pinch pinch Salt
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson)

For the marble topping

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm square tin with butter and line with baking paper.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Melt the butter and chocolate in large heatproof bowl over a bain marie. Remove from heat once melted and leave to cool.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate broken into pieces
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir the sugar, vanilla and salt into the butter and chocolate mixture, then whisk in the eggs and beat until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Stir in the coffee, then sift in the flour and beat until glossy. Set aside.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100ml 3½ fl oz Espresso coffee
    • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    For the marbling mixture, in a bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth and then stir in the sugar, egg and vanilla.

    Ingredients for this step

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Spoon the brownie mixture into the lined tin, then top with the marble topping mixture, using a knife to ‘cut through’ the topping mixture and create a marbled effect. Be careful not to over mix or you will lose the effect.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Bake in a preheated oven for 30 mins – you may have to cover the tin with foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking to prevent the top from over browning.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the tin and then cut into squares.