Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,053
Yield: one dozen


2/3 cup shortening
4 tablespoons baking cocoa
6 eggs, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided


Melt shortening and cocoa together in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat; add 2 cups sugar. Cool slightly. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add one teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1-1/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Fold in nuts. Spread in a greased 13"x9" baking pan; set aside. Combine cream cheese, remaining sugar and eggs, vanilla and flour. Spread evenly over cocoa mixture in pan; swirl into batter with a fork, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick tests clean and edges pull away from pan. Cool 10 minutes; cut into 12 large bars.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,053
Calories from Fat: 523

This Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies recipe is from the Comfort Foods Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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