[Brownie + cheesecake = endless lovestory] Double chocolate cream cheese Brownies

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Today I am gonna tell you one of my all-time secret cravings (besides cookies, banana bread, macarones, cheesecake, cinnamon buns, scones… you see I have many secret sweet cravings!). But this one especially appear at cold and rainy days! As much as I love my new home the weather could defintely be much better! The only way to  go against these grey days is treating yourself with something sweet and chocolatery (at least for me!)

But I think all of you know that feeling when you are craving for something  (not only at rainy days). Today I show you my soul food packed with lots of chocolate, cream cheese and love. Actually its too basic to call these brownies just “Double chocolate cream cheese Brownies” which I did.  We should better call this an endless lovestory between intensive dark chocolate and absolutely creamy cheeecake! You will understand this by your first bite of this heavenly treat!

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For me this brownie is the perfect combination of both perfect cakes. On one side chewy and rich chocolate cake and on the other side delicious cheesecake united in one fantastic cake! Don`t be scared of the amounts! It was enough for one large baking pan! And please do not try to save calories by replacing butter, sugar or the amount of chocolate. This will change the consistence in a very bad way. These brownies are not only worth the calories, they will also put a smile on your face, trust me! So next time you need an encouragement or something to master these rainy days, these brownies are my be-happy-promise for you! 🙂

 

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Double chocolate cream cheese Brownies

Ingredients:

brownie batter:
460 g white sugar
5 eggs
1 tbsp. corn syrup
250 g dark chocolate
100 g milk chocolate
250 g butter
210 g flour
1,5 tbsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

cream cheese filling:
350 g cream cheese
100 g butter
130 g white sugar
3 eggs

optional: 70 g (white) chocolate chips or 70 g nuts (almonds, walnuts etc.)

Directions:

  1. For the brownie batter: Melt the milk and dark chocolate and butter and let it cool. In another bowl whisk together the 5 eggs with sugar. Add the corn syrup. Now add the cooled chocolate mixture. Mix both mixtures. Whisk together flour, salt und baking powder and add as well to the mix. Optional add chocolate chips, nuts etc.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C and oil a baking pan.
  3. For the cream cheese filling: Mix cream cheese, butter, white sugar and eggs until smooth.
  4. Pour 2/3 of the brownie batter into the prepares pan. Then pour cream cheese filling on top. With a spoon add the rest of the brownie batter in 6 lumps on top . With the help of a wooden stick make a marbled design with both batters.
  5. Put in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

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Have fun baking!

xxx

Caprice

[chocolate bomb for rainy and snowy study days] chocolate lava cake

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What is the best thing about exam periods and hours of studying?

Of course the STUDY SNACKS. Due to the fact that I am right in the middle of my exam period I try to treat myself with delicious sweet snacks between hours of Food economics, Food law and molecular nutrition. This chocolate bomb is the perfect culinary motivation to gain energy for the next study session . I call it chocolate bomb because it contains a lot of chocolate, even for all hardcore chocolate lovers out there (and if this is not enough chocolate for you, then you have to combine this sweety with chocolate sauce, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate ice cream..)

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But for me, this chocolate bomb with it’s moist and rich chocolate cake and the creamy, tender and liquid chocolate center was exactely what I needed after studying the whole morning. So, now It’s time for your break, to taste the chocolate explosion in your mouth! The clue in this recipe is the quality of the chocolate (the better the chocolate, the better the cake!). I took my favourite brand with 70% cacao (if you like it sweeter then just take your favourite milk chocolate with 45-55 % cacao).

So, today forget about counting calories and just enjoy!

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Chocolate lava cake

ingredients:
90 g butter
90 g dark chocolate
3 eggs
110 g sugar
55 g flour
15 g cacao powder
for extra chocolate: 6 small pieces of chocolate

Directions:

  1. Over an waterbath melt butter and chocolate together until completeley melted. Add the sugar and eggs and cream together.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C and prepare small oven-safe dishes or cups by oiling them. Add the flour and cacao powder to the mix and pour into the prepared dishes.
  3. For an extra chocolate flavour press a piece of chocolate in every cup until it’s completelely covered with the dough.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until the egdes are slightly brown and hard but the center is still soft. Serve warm with powdered sugar or ice cream.

 

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Have fun baking!

xxx

Caprice