Secret Ingredient Cheesecake Brownies

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Thank you to Danielle at the ‘Hugs and Cookies xoxo’ recipe blog for sharing this yummy Secret Ingredient Cheesecake Brownies recipe with us. The secret to making this secret ingredient cheesecake brownies recipe is a little more than just a secret. It’s that one little genius ingredient that takes the whole brownie game to the next level.

This Secret Ingredient Cheesecake Brownies recipe tastes ever so sumptuous because of the richness the ingredients bring to it. There is chocolate, hot fudge, cream cheese and mascarpone. When you take the very first bite of this rich cheesecake brownie, you’ll notice how well the combination of brownies and mascarpone cheese feels in your mouth. The gooey and dense texture of brownies and the light fluffiness of mascarpone cheese is going to take you through a new cheesecake experience altogether. To make this decadent Secret Ingredient Cheesecake Brownies recipe, you will prepare the batter for brownies and then whip up the cheesecake batter. Now layer one on top of the other into your baking pan and use a knife to swirl through to create a marbled effect. Bake it for 40-45 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. You must place a non-stick foil on the pan to prevent the batter from sticking. You could also substitute parchment paper which has become a very popular baking tool.

Mascarpone pronounced as “mas-car-POH-neh” is sometimes called as the “Italian cream cheese”. Since this cheese is highly perishable, it is better always to use it up immediately after purchasing. Mascarpone cheese can be expensive and a bit heavy on your pocket. A more frugal option would be to make your own mascarpone cheese recipe at home using 8 ounces of full-fat cream cheese blended with 1/4 cup of heavy cream and two tablespoons of full-fat sour cream. Just make sure the cream cheese is not stone cold, allow it to sit at room temperature first. Remember this is just a substitute and the taste may vary slightly compared to the real mascarpone cheese. That being said, it still does taste a lot like mascarpone and will not affect the final taste of your dish, the sourness, however, may vary. For the a brownies recipe, if you want ingredients that contain fewer calories then you can always try the store bought gluten-free brownie mix. If you prefer making your brownie recipes from scratch, then just substitute the white sugar with stevia leaf. Stevia leaf is a natural sweetener with zero calories (Refer the source: if you want to read more about stevia. You may also want to substitute all-purpose flour with unbleached flour since it’s not highly processed flour.

Serve this Cheesecake Brownie recipe as a dessert at family gatherings. Bake up this brownie recipe for your children’s birthday parties. However you want them, this brownie recipe will surely fix your sweet tooth. This Secret Ingredient Cheesecake Brownies recipe tastes so much better than those that are made commercially. We guarantee you’re going to love these treats, and when you are visiting blogger Danielle at Hugs & Kisses xoxo, please be sure to browse her Peanut Butter Oreo Gooey Bar recipe which is an ooey delicious as the name sounds. Other favorites there is the Oreo Peanut Butter Fudge Bar recipe, the M&M Oreo Bar recipe, and the Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Crumb Bar recipe leaves you going back for a second piece!

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