I made these on Sunday as a treat for our neighbours who had family visiting. I thought it would make a nice treat and help them keep their soon to be inlaws happy ;o) These brownies are lovely and rich but not heavy, the cheeescake topping gives them a little layer of sweetness which balances out the mocha flavour of the brownie underneath.
This is, of course, another recipe for the the Coffee, Set, Match challenge run by Wimbledon sponsors Lavazza.
200g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
2 tsp vanilla extract
250g caster sugar
3 large free range eggs
100ml espresso, cooled to lukewarm
100g self raising flour
For the topping:
150g cream cheese (not low fat)
75g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large free range egg
Preheat your oven to 170C/Fan 150C/Gas Mark 3. Line 20cm square cake tin with non-stick baking paper.
Melt the butter and chocolate in large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Once the butter and chocolate have melted, remove the bowl from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract and espresso, and leave to cool.
Beat the eggs and sugar together until well combined. Stir in the butter and chocolate mixture, then add the flour and mix to thoroughly combine everything.
To make the topping, put all the topping ingredients into a bowl and beat until combined and smooth.
Pour the brownie mixture into the lined tin then pour the cheesecake mixture over the top. I use a spatula to create a marble effect on the top.
Bake the chocolate brownie in your preheated oven 30 minutes. Once cooked, take the chocolate brownie out of the oven and leave them to cool in the tin. Cut into squares once completely cool, then serve.
|I could barely wait long enough for the choc brownies to cook before we are some!|
|There may have been a dollop of cream added after this photo was taken ;o)|
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