Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

This is a variation on my favorite cream cheese marble brownies, this uses only half the amount of cream cheese with the addition of dulce de leche for more yum factor! :)

You can melt some caramel candies or your fave chocolate to sub for the dulce de leche. Add some nuts too to the brownies if you have some; I was saving mine for another recipe :D.

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Make the brownie layer..

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dilute dulce de leche with water or milk..

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top brownie layer with cream cheese then dulce de leche

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Bake; cool and cut into squares;  use a knife dipped in hot water for a neat slices but I didn’t bother

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I ♥ this brownie! :) if you want thicker cheesecake, just double the recipe for that layer..

DULCE de LECHE CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BROWNIES

Ingredients

For the brownie layer
1/2 stick butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Cream Cheese Layer
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/3-1/2 cup dulce de leche diluted with 1-2 tablespoons water to make it pourable

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan with foil.

Make Cream Cheese Layer: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, add sugar, mix until well blended then add in the egg, flour and vanilla, mix well; set aside.

Make the Brownies: In a heavy saucepan, melt butter, add sugar, take pan off heat then with a wooden spoon mix butter and sugar well until it’s cool enough to add the eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, stir to combine. Pour sugar-egg mixture to flour mixture, mix until well combined then pour into prepared pan.

Add cream cheese mixture on top then the dulce de leche; using a toothpick or point of a knife, cut dulce de leche into the cream cheese layer to make a marble or swirl effect. Bake brownies for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool then cut into squares. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!! :)

It’s just 17 days before Christmas..Yay!! :D

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