Brownie Recipe : Marbled Brownies
If you are looking for an amazing Brownie Recipe to make for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day ( or anytime ) I suggest you try this one.
As Valentine’s Day is less than a week away I was looking for a recipe that I have made for The Hubs for Valentine’s Days past and thought I would make it again this year; Marbled Brownies.
Marbled Brownies may not seem like a typical Valentine’s Day food to most, but for me it is. My connection to and love for brownies goes back to my very early childhood. Brownies was the first thing I learned to bake and baked it so often that I had the brownie recipe memorized by Kindergarten. In high school I can remember my father helping me to perfect a microwave brownie recipe so that I didn’t have to wait so long to enjoy Brownies (this was the 80’s folks, before mug cakes were a thing). Since then I have made Peanut Butter Brownies and Black Bean Brownies and Fudgy Brownies and…
Fast forward to a date I went on and shared (what we dubbed) a cheesecake brownie. It was delightfully delicious! We both talked about it for some time after that. I wanted to replicate that brownie for him and enlisted the help of one of my brothers to search for and help me test out recipes. It was a painstaking process of him pouring over cookbooks and researching (at a library) to help me come up with the recipes that I then kitchen tested. It was a perfect dark chocolate brownie with velvety cheesecake swirled in. When I found ‘the one’ I baked a batch and took them to the cheesecake brownie date at his work. I am convinced that is one of the reasons he married me.
The brownie recipe we found was titled Marbled Brownies and so that is what I have continued to call them. I don’t make these every year for Valentine’s Day, but most. I have also been known to add red food coloring to the batter to make them more of a Red Velvet-esque Brownie. This year I believe I will make the original version. The Hubs still enjoys them and the memory of sharing one on our first date makes both of us smile.
Do you have a favorite Brownie Recipe? I’d love to hear about it and maybe try it myself.
Marbled Brownies Recipe
- 8 – 1 ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of a 9 X 13 baking dish with waxed paper or parchment and lightly grease. Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler or a glass bowl in the microwave on low power, stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool. Beat eggs until light and fluffy; gradually add sugar. Continue beating until blended. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, fold to combine. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture; add vanilla. Measure and set aside 2 cups of the chocolate batter. For the cheesecake batter: cream softened butter and cream cheese; gradually add sugar. Continue beating until well blended. Beat in eggs, flour, and vanilla. Spread unmeasured chocolate batter in prepared pan. Pour cream cheese mixture over the top. Drop reserved chocolate batter by spoonfuls over the cream cheese batter. Run a table knife lengthwise through the top layer of chocolate batter beginning about one inch from the edge. Repeat, beginning at the other end of the pan going the opposite direction, about an inch or two from the first. Repeat, going opposite direction each time, to create a marbled effect. Bake until just set 35-40 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool. Turn pan onto a cutting board or platter to remove from pan. Cut into squares.