Recipe | Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies

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Does anyone else have those favorite foods that you sort of forget about until you have it again? For me, that food is chocolate cream cheese cupcakes (also known as black bottom cupcakes). The bakery I worked at before having William made freaking delicious chocolate cream cheese cupcakes. I could easily eat a dozen of them at a time. It's dangerous.

What does that have to do with this post? Well I have a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies, basically the brownie version of one of my favorite foods. And guys, these brownies are so freaking awesome. Like dangerously awesome. 

They are inspired by these

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

that I made for

my friend's Creative Workshop

. Those brownies are perfect for Valentine's Day but I wanted something a little different, and even yummier. Also, making swirled brownies is super fun. Ha

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These bad boys are dense and fudgey and moist, basically the perfect brownie. They practically melt in your mouth. My mouth is watering right now. Like I need to wipe up my keyboard. Just go make them and you will thank me later. Go!

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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies

Yields:

 1 8x8" pan          

Prep Time:

 15 minutes          

Bake Time:

 28 minutes          

Total Time:

 43 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/8 tsp salt

3/4 tsp white vinegar

2 eggs

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

8oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease an 8x8" baking dish.

2. Stir together warm, melted butter, sugar, vanilla, cocoa, salt, and vinegar in a large bowl. Whisk in eggs. Fold in flour and then chocolate chips. Pour of the batter into the prepared baking dish.

3. In a small bowl, with the whisk attachment on an electric mixer, beat cream cheese ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, until well combined and smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Drop the cream cheese mixture at different spots on top of the batter. Pour the remaining half of the batter on top. Using a knife, swirl the batter with the cream cheese.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 28-30 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.