Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies – Week 45

Cream Cheese + Brownies = Winning Combo.

When it comes to brownies, there are so many options if you want to mix it up a bit.  I love a plain and simple brownie, but it’s also tons of fun to try out new combos with different candies and flavors.  One day soon I may whip up a batch of brownies and add in all of the leftover half-bags of baking candies and chocolates that have been accumulating in the pantry.  Yep.  That sounds like a really good idea.

This batch of brownies was special without taking it too far over the top.  I made a basic brownie recipe and then swirled in a cream cheese mixture right on top.  Finish it off with some chopped pecans, and we are golden. 🙂

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

To begin, I mixed up the cream cheese mixture.  In the mixer, I whipped together softened cream cheese and butter, and then poured in sugar.  When the mixture was nice and fluffy, I added in an egg and a little bit of flour.

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

Now, on to the brownies!

As we all know, you can’t have brownies without chocolate. 🙂

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

I melted the chocolate with some butter on the stove and then poured it into the mixing bowl.  Then, I gradually mixed the granulated sugar into the chocolate.

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

I added in the eggs one by one and then poured in milk, vanilla, and almond extract.  To finish the batter, I mixed in a combination of flour, baking powder, and salt.

Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

YUM.  Before putting the brownies in the oven, I spooned the cream cheese mixture on top and swirled it around with a spatula.  This part really was fun.  I just wanted to keep on swirling!  I tossed a few chopped up pecans on top for a nice crunch, and the brownies were ready to bake.Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

They came out beautiful!Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixerCream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

Slice and dice a little bit.

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These were so nice and fudgy. Mmm.Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixerCream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

Just perfect. Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixerCream Cheese Marbled Brownies | the little blue mixer

The cream cheese added great flavor to these brownies and the marbled effect looked great.  I will be sharing these over at Fiesta Friday, so be sure to swing by later!

I also have some exciting news today…. The Little Blue Mixer has 100 followers!!!  Woohoo!!  Thank you all so very much for your love and support.  Y’all are the absolute best, and I’m so glad you love baking as much as I do. 😀 Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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19 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Marbled Brownies – Week 45

  1. Congrats!! And what a way to celebrate. My stomach seriously just growled looking at these photos. That chocolate… and then the pecans…. Yes. Brownies + Cream Cheese ALWAYS a winner! 😀

  2. Mmm…brownies extraordinaire! These sound like a delicious combination of yummy ingredients. 🙂 Your photos certainly show off the perfect bake. Can brownies be gorgeous? If so…yours certainly are! Thanks for bringing them to this week’s Fiesta Friday.

  3. Pingback: Perfect Fudge Brownies | thelittlebluemixer

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