Monday, July 15, 2013

Black Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

My assignment for this month's Secret Recipe Club was Rebekah's Family Food and Fun.  She is a busy mom of 5 who loves to bake. She has so many delicious looking choices to pick from but I had just picked black raspberries with the girls last weekend at a berry farm so I concentrated on her baked goods with fruit.  The Strawberry Dream Cake and Strawberry Summer Cake both looked amazing as well but I decided on the Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies.  

1 stick + 5 tbsp unsalted butter softened (13 tbsp total)
2 cups sugar, divided
5 eggs, room temperature, divided
8 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped (I used Hershey's baking squares)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
2 (8 oz packages) cream cheese, room temperature
12 oz black or red raspberries (fresh or frozen)  I used fresh

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a 13" x 9" glass baking dish with PAM spray.
Beat the softened butter with 1 cup of sugar until slightly fluffy.  Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

Melt chopped chocolate in the microwave on a low setting for 1-1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth.
Cool slightly.

Stir into butter and sugar mixture.  Add the sifted flour, salt and 1 tsp vanilla extract and carefully fold it in.

Put the cream cheese in the bowl of your stand mixer.  Add the 2 remaining eggs, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  Beat until it is smooth and creamy.  Carefully fold in 8 ounces of black raspberries.

Spread 3/4 of the chocolate mixture on the bottom of your baking pan.

Pour the cream cheese on top and spread it out evenly.  Now drop little spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture on top of the cream cheese.  Lightly work it into the cream cheese with a knife for a marbling effect.  Push additional raspberries into the top of the cream cheese.

Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake feels set when touched in the center.  Let the brownies cool completely and then refrigerate for several hours, preferably overnight before cutting them into squares.


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  1. these look really good but I think I would have to eliminate the blackberries for my family Great SRC recipe.

  2. Hi Susan,
    These are just beautiful Brownies and I can't wait to taste one of these special treats. Hope you have a great week.
    Miz Helen

  3. Those are one of our favorites - I made them for my husband for Father's Day and he was so happy! Glad you liked them!

  4. They look amazing! Cheesecake brownies are one of my favorites! Great SRC choice!

  5. They look great to me. so pretty too

  6. These are fabulous. You have many wonderful recipes and we enjoyed your salad. I enjoyed looking around your blog.

  7. Saw this link on the Wednesday blog hop over at Ducks 'n a Row. YUM! I had to come over and bookmark this page for the recipe.

  8. These look scrumptious!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Hugs, Cathy

  9. Cheesecake and brownies, I'm pretty sure you can't go too far wrong with that combo! :)

  10. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
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  11. Stopping by from Meatless Monday. Lots of delicious things happening in this dessert. And pretty too!

  12. Found these at Gooseberry Patch, they sound so yummy! Pinning :)

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