Monday, May 30, 2011

Cherry Cream Brownies

6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 egg
1/3 c. maraschino cherries, drained and chopped

Base and Topping:
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Filling: In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg until incorporated. Stir in almond extract, vanilla and cherries and mix until blended.

Base and Topping: In a bowl mix together flour, powder, and salt.

In another bowl, sift cocoa into melted butter and mix until smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until just combined. Blend in flour mixture. Spread half the batter evenly in prepared pan. Spread filling over top. Drop remaining batter, by spoonfuls, over filling. Run a knife through the batter and filling to create a marbling effect. Bake in preheated oven 350* for 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, then cut into squares.

Use a 9x9 inch pan and grease well

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