Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cheese Brownie





Brownie Ingredients:

180 gm. Butter - melted
275 gm. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla essence
120 gm. self-raising flour
70 gm. cocoa powder

Cheese filling:

250 gm. cream cheese
45 gm. butter
80 gm. icing sugar
1 egg

Some chocolate chips to sprinkle on top

Method:

(1) Mix melted butter with brown sugar until well combined.
(2) Add in eggs, one at at ime, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla essence.
(3) Gently fold in flour and cocoa powder and stir till smooth.
(4) For cheese filling: beat cream cheese, butter and icing sugar until well combined. Add in egg, beating well.
(5) Pour half of brownie batter into loaf pan, then pour in cheese filling. Then pour the balance brownie batter on top of cheese filling. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips.
(6) Bake in preheated oven 170C for 40 min.s or until cooked.

44 comments:

kucingtikus@yahoo.com said...

can u plez gimme this recipe to me? It"s look very moist n yummy... and surely i will be in heaven.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

Your Cheese Brownie look so rich and yummy. Did you use your pecan brownie as the base?

Regards
HSL

yochana said...

Hi HSL,

I didn't use any nuts for this cheese brownie.

I think I poured too much batter at the bottom, thinking that the cheese filling might sink to the bottom a bit but sad to say, it didn't sink at all but it went the other way round, floated up. So my top remains a thin coating only. I wanted my cream cheese filling to be exactly in the middle but it didn't.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Thanks Aunty Yochana for sharing the recipe. Did you used the 8 x 4" loaf tin?

Regards
HSL

yochana said...

Hi HSL,

Yes I used 2 - 8" x 4". You can half the recipe and make only one loaf pan.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

Is it possible to use steam method for this recipe?

thanks

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

I've never tried steaming before.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Can i use castor sugar instead of brown sugar cos i don't fancy the taste of it? And is it ok to use 150g of sugar instead of 275g? (I think it will be very sweet then). Tq

Mei

ME said...

hi aunty yochana,

i've tried ur neapolitan cupcakes, it's so nice - thks for the recipe :)

i tried baking this brownie today

i dunno why the brownie batter was very sticky and heavy, it couldn't be poured, so i had to scoop it to put in the loaf pan, and when i put it on top of the cheese layer, it's all sinking, ended up mixed up with the cheese layer

then i baked it, aft 40mins i pouked to check, it's still wet inside (the brownie batter - the cheese was done) so i baked for another 15'
ended up it's overbaked, hard on all sides but inside is okay
the brownie becomes very dense
and very sweet

so sad...
what have i done wrong aunty?
was that becos i added the baking time?

alice

yochana said...

Hi alice,

glad you did your cupcakes successfully.

Mmmm..this cheese brownie is very easy to do. No machine needed.
Just lightly fold the chocolate batter and it will not be so thick that you can even pour. Are your eggs too small? don't boil the butter with sugar for too long until it's too thick. Just boil until sugar is melted, then off from pan. Did u wait for the batter to cool down first until lukewarm? If you add when you just took off from the heat, the egg will get cooked and the batter will become very stiff.
I hope you can highlight to me further so that I can see where you went wrong.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi Mei,

yes you can sub for sugar if you don't like the brown sugar taste but I think cutting dwon to 150 gm. is too much. The amount of cocoa powder is quite high and if your sugar is too little, the cake will become dense and bitter. You can cut down the sugar by all means but not too much.

rgds

ME said...

hi aunty yochana,

thks for ur reply
now i know oredi where i went wrong
1st of all, i guess the eggs i used were too small
secondly, what i did was, i melted the butter then i off the fire then immediately i pour the brown sugar, i stir
then without waiting for the butter to become cooler, i mixed the eggs
no wonder....

well, i shall try again nxt time

thks!

alice

yochana said...

Hi alice,

ah...I guessed it right when you told me that your batter was so thick that you can't even pour it.

Try again...don't give up.

rgds

ME said...

yes aunty yochana, i'll let u know the next time i try this recipe again :)

dogbaby_25 said...

Aunty,

I tried this cake today and its still my oven baking .. I tried opening the oven and picked n noticed, its still wet ..

I didnt know this receipe is for 2 loaf tins :(( and poured the whole mixture into one loaf tin ..

I have increased the time another 10 mins to see it wld work or not .. pretty sad

Maha

dogbaby_25 said...

Aunty,

I tried this cake today and its still my oven baking .. I tried opening the oven and picked n noticed, its still wet ..

I didnt know this receipe is for 2 loaf tins :(( and poured the whole mixture into one loaf tin ..

I have increased the time another 10 mins to see it wld work or not .. pretty sad

Maha

yochana said...

Hi dogbaby_25,

No problem baking in one tin though. Increase the baking time. I must remind you that normally for brownie, judge according to baking time. When the skewer you inserted in stick sticks slightly, no worry, take it out and leave it aside. It will still cook on it's own and dry up. When it's cooled and chilled, it hardens.

rgds

dogbaby_25 said...

Aunty,

Its a failure .. I tried increasing the time and it got burnt at the top part :( and very wet at the inner area ..

Am very very depressed .. Infact I took leave to try this baking today .. My hubby motivated me and asked me to try again ...

Do I need to grease the loaf tin ? Must it be lined with greaseproog paper ..

yochana said...

Hi dogbaby_25,

Next time if you find that it's still uncooked, place a piece of aluminium foil on top to prevent it from getting burnt and continue baking till cooked.

rgds

dogbaby_25 said...

Hi aunty,

Thanks will do as what you said, will pull a alumin foil on top so that it wld not get burnt,

I actualy put the greasproof paper and buttered it before pouring the mixture in. Am I right to do that as my tin is a non stick pan.

dogbaby_25 said...

Dear Aunty,

I tried again yesterday evening and it turned out well, but my cheese layer didnt look as thick as yours, maybe my loaf tin is longer ..

However, I have got gd feedback from my family members. GReat thanks 2 u ..

:)
Maha

reena said...

Thanks for this recipe! I shared it with my sister and her kids love them! They like it best when it's just out from the freezer.

littlenoodle said...

This is a keeper! It taste better after the next day but it is too delicious to resist it! I had to keep a tiny piece separately. Thank you for this lovely recipe.

ladybuggy said...

hi yochana,

i just make it this aft, my brownies was raising very well when its baking, but after baking, it actually sinks down? I reduce the egg to 2 eggs instead, can it be the reason? Oh yah..after melting the butter, i pour in the sugar and mix well but it din melt very well, so i use a mixer to beat. Is it this reason my brownie is very oily. Sorry for the long post.. :)

yochana said...

hi ladybuggy,

I think it's more on the egg problem. cos normally eggs helps to bind the cake together. Try with 3 eggs and see how it goes..

The melting of the sugar with butter is not the problem.

rgds

ladybuggy said...

Hi yochana, thanks for your reply. I also think its the egg problem cos i use only 2 small eggs. Brought it over to my inlaw place for dessert after, they love it.. keke.. heng ah.
Im finally creating a blog..can i include your website in my blog? Btw..saw from one of your entry that you are hainanese im also a half hainanese..my mum hainanese and my hubby also.

yochana said...

hi ladybuggy,

oh gosh...seems like there's a hainanese battalion here. I can't imaine if we have a Hainanese party...

Oh...really heng ar...your brownies all swept clean.

rgds

Elaine said...

haha. is it that hainanese likes to bake?

aunty yochana,
i tried making this brownie. my brownie mix was quite thick, but pourable. then my cheese mixture was easy to pour and easy to spread. so when i poured the brownie mix over it, i couldn't spread it! and i ended up mixing the top part of cheese and brownie and it's kinda swirled/marbled. what went wrong? is it suppose to be thick?

yochana said...

Hi elaine,

next time if you find that the chocolate batter is too thick, add in a little more of milk to make into a pouring consistency. It will work..

rgds

Elaine said...

okies! thanks! :)
chocolate milk will be better? cause i dont want it to taste too unchocolate-like. haha.

Vi Vian said...

Hello,

Aunty Yochana, how can you determine that the brownie is cooked? Unlike cake where we can insert a skewer and it comes out clean. But for the brownie, it is moist am i not right?

yochana said...

Yes, you're right Vi Vian

rgds

vi vian said...

This is a wonderful recipe and it has been commented as the best brownie ever. thank you for sharing your recipes and experiences.

miss cook said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

i tried the brownie today..it taste pretty good but i have one issue which is the brownie sunk in the middle ..for this i use a cake tin instead..hope to get some advice from you
thank you

miss cook

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi miss cook,

mine sunk slightly too in the middle. You can see from the photo.

rgds

miss cook said...

oh ok thanks! i love your recipe will try out more cakes...and btw any recommemdation for not - so sweet cakes?

miss cook

reena said...

I made this again. On my first attempt, the brownie batter is too thick and when I spread the top layer, the cheese mixture got mixed up with the brownie mixture. Ugly looking cake I've got. And I think I've over-baked it as the brownie was on the dry side.

Now, after adding the cheese layer, I pipe the brownie layer on top and use the spatula to smoothen the layer. It works! I'll try adding abit more milk to the batter the next time ;)

As my oven's pretty hot, I bake at 160C for first 40 mins and reduce to 150C for another 15 mins. Brownie came out moist :)

Gave 1/2 loaf to my gf and her family loves it too!

Thanks once again for this wonderful recipe!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
You mentioned that this cheese brownie is very easy to do - No Machine needed. But, in the method for cheese filling, you said "Beat cream cheese, butter and icing sugar until well combined..." What do you mean by beat cream cheese...? Thks.
Regards, Emily

yaye248 said...

tq for sharing this superb recipe!

i've done it for several times n it turned out very good..

but i didnt melt the butter with sugar. i melted the butter then in mixing bowl i beat the butter with the sugar...i used 10x10x1 for brownies pan...1st i pour the choc batter then the cheese batter n on top of it sprinkle some choc chips...so yummy!!

Anonymous said...

hi aunty
just came across your blog thru happy home baking blog.

i saw your cheesy brownie, i hv eaten this brownie recently thru my office colleague, its tasted very delicious, even my family loves it, but i was told by my colleague that she invented this recipe her own, so when i browse thru yr blog i found that the brownie is similar to hers.. at least now i know where she got the recipe from...haha inventing her own recipe? rgds..confuse

Wong - k said...

hi Aunty Yochana,

I love the brownie color. Everytime, i made choco cake, it will only turn out light brown. I wish mine as your color.

May i know which type of the cocoa powder u r using? i am using van houten (in small round white tin)

Regards,
kch

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi

maybe your cocoa powder is not enough , get varlhorna cocoa powder , they are dark enough

rgds

Wong - k said...

Dear Aunty Yochana,

Thanks for ur prompt reply. I am in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia). Can i find it here?.....Anyway, i wull try my best to look for it... thanks.

Hav a good day :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi auntie yochana.i wanna thank you for the recipe.. this has been my favorite recipe.. :D after refrigeration, it taste even better! :p