German Cream Cheese Brownies
4 ounces sweet chocolate squares
5 tablespoons butter
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup flour + 1 tbs.
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
BROWNIE LAYER: Melt chocolate and margarine in 2-quart saucepan over very low
heat; stir constantly just until melted. Remove from heat. (Or microwave
chocolate and margarine in large bowl at high 2 minutes or until margarine is
melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.) Stir sugar into melted
chocolate. Stir in eggs and vanilla until completely mixed. Mix in flour until
well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread in greased 8-inch square pan.
CREAM CHEESE TOPPING: In same bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg and flour until
smooth. Spoon over brownie mixture; swirl with knife to marbleize. BAKE: Bake at
350ºF for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost
clean (do not over bake) Cool in pan; cut into squares.