April 18, 2014

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

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Now, if that title doesn’t leave your mouth-watering, I don’t know what will! I just whipped these delicious morsels up and had to share how I made them because, well, they’re the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth!

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites and Milk

These Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Brownie Bites combine everything I love: Chocolate (times 3), Espresso, Cheesecakes and Brownies. It’s the quartet of kitchen sins, and you don’t want to be without them – ever.

I found an amazing recipe here, and doctored it up a little to make it perfect for me. Here’s how to make them yourself:

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Prep Work

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Make a cup of espresso, but don’t drink it! (I used my Starbucks Verismo to make mine, but instant should work also)
  • Boil 2 cups of water
  • Chop up (finely) 1 ounce of  unsweetened chocolate
  • Grease/Spray a 13″ x 9″ baking dish

Brownies

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Rating: 51

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate - finely chopped
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh brewed espresso (you could replace this with water if you don't want the espresso flavor)
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cheesecake Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together the cocoa, boiling water (1/2 cups and espresso. Whisk until uniform.
  2. Whisk in the chopped chocolate and continue whisking until it's melted. Add the melted butter and oil and continue to whisk.
  3. Add the eggs, yolks and vanilla and continue to whisk until smooth. Continue whisking while you add the sugar.
  4. Fold in the flour,baking powder and salt and then the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into your prepared baking dish.
  6. Blend all the cheese cake ingredients until completely uniform.
  7. Add dollops of the cheese cake mixture on top of the brownie batter in the baking dish. Use a knife to swirl the mixture through the brownie batter.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 - 35 minutes. When using a toothpick, they're done when the toothpick comes out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs.
  9. Allow brownies to cool for 45 minutes before attempting to cut (avoiding this step will lead to rips, smears and an unattractive brownie!)
  10. Cut, Serve, Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. My mouth is salivating! Those look amazing!

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