Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Cheesecake Brownie
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Ingredients
Brownie layer
  • 200g dark cooking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 125g butter
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
Cheesecake layer
  • 250g block of cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 60g dark cooking chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, line 20cm x 20cm tin
Brownie layer
  1. Stir chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan until melted, set aside to cool for 10 mins.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Slowly add chocolate mixture while mixing on low speed. Then beat in flour and salt. Spread brownie mix in pan.
Cheesecake layer
  1. Using electric mixer beat cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat until fully incorporated.
  4. Next beat in milk and the flour being careful not to over mix.
  5. Spread ⅔ of cheesecake mixture on top of brownie mixture.
  6. In a small microwave bowl, break up cooking chocolate and melt at 10 second intervals, stirring in between until melted.
  7. Once melted stir into remaining mixture and gently place on top of brownie in pan. Use chopstick to create swirling patterns.
  8. Bake for 35 mins. Should be slightly undercooked with gooey centre.
Recipe by The Life of Clare at http://thelifeofclare.com.au/at-js-request/