Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies - Instructions
To make the cream cheese batter
Place the cream cheese and the sugar in a medium bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Blend
in the flour. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, lemon juice, zest and vanilla then
gradually add to the cream cheese mixture. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
To make the brownie batter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Whisk together the
flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Melt the butter in a medium bowl set over a pot of simmering
water. Add the chocolates and remove the pot from the heat after one minute. Let stand until the
chocolates are melted, stirring occasionally.
Lightly beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and then add the chocolate mixture,
whisking to blend. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the flour over the chocolate mixture in 3 additions,
folding gently with a whisk just until blended. Fold in the pecans with a rubber spatula. Remove 1/2 cup
of the batter and set aside.