Cheesecake…Brownies…mini and bite sized!
I saw this and I ran out and bought myself a mini muffin tin, this was not a splurge by any means. In this house that tin will get a lot of use, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and there are oodles of recipes to make that tooth happy!
It was a cold, mama doesn’t wanna leave the house day and I had to entertain the wee one. this was perfect!
What you will need is:
For the brownie batter:
4 large eggs
1¼ cups baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder, mixed with 2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2¼ cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1½ cups all-purpose flour
For the cheesecake filling:
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 large egg yolk
don’t forget to heat the oven to 350f
Make sure your “helper” has their own stuffs to play with
Mix together the eggs, cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso mixture (i just used strong coffee) and vanilla until well blended. I did it by hand, it was easy enough…and I sifted the cocoa so I didn”t have lumps.
Next add to the bowl the sugar, butter and flour…
Mix it all up and you have yourself Brownie batter! Now set it aside…no don’t eat it by the spoonful. But if you do, I won’t judge 😉
Time for cheesecake filling…
throw the 3 ingredients in a bowl and mix them all up
Scrape it up and put it in a plastic bag or pastry bag. (I would say you could just scoop it into the brownie cups too if you do not want to do this part.
grease the pan, and scoop about a tablespoon of brownie batter into the cups
snip the corner off the plastic bg if you decided to do this method
squeeze a generous amount of filling on top of the brownie batter. I was not generous enough on these, I was worried I would not have enough filling…I had plenty
This is how much I ended up putting in the second batch and still had plenty left over…be generous, it makes them taste better 🙂
Place about a teaspoon of brownie batter on top
Put them in your 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes…mine took a lil longer. Insert a toothpick when it comes out clean, they are done.
Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes or so
then let them cool on the rack…or enjoy warm 🙂