Drunken Cheesecake Brownies

Published May 6, 2012 by jenmatteson

A good friend of ours was having a housewarming/graduation party, so I wanted to bring something to share.  I saw this brownie recipe a few weeks ago at The Cookaholic Wife, so I thought this would be a great time to try them.  Little did I know that everyone else would be bringing brownies as well.  I guess the good news is that my plate of brownies were gone before we left the party, and the others were looking quite full ;)

I didn’t even get to try these before bringing them, so I had to hope they were wonderful…and they were!  I didn’t use the entire amount of cream cheese mixture because it just seemed like too much, so I lessened the amount in the recipe below.  I did increase the amount of Bailey’s, because who doesn’t love Bailey’s?

Drunken Cheesecake Brownies

Source: The Cookaholic Wife
Servings: 16

Ingredients:

3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
3 tsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish and set aside.  In a stand mixer, combine cream cheese and 3 tsp Bailey’s.  Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

2. Rinse stand mixer bowl and dry.  Add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Mix on low-speed.  Add eggs, butter, vanilla, and 1/4 cup Bailey’s.  Mix on medium speed until well combined and no lumps remain.

3. Pour batter into baking dish.  Scoop cream cheese mixture on top of batter, and stir in with a rubber spatula, making swirls.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out clean.  Let cool at room temperature.  Cut into 16 brownies and serve.

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