The Japanese have become extremely efficient at reproducing and improving on European/American (I mean the continents!) recipes when it comes to cakes and desserts.
Here is an example I found in my notes:
Crema Cheese Brownies!
INGREDIENTS: 20×20 cm square mold or a 23cm diameter round mold.
Cream Cheese Topping:
-Beaten egg: 1
-Cream cheese: 225 g
-Vanilla essence: 1 teaspoon
-Chocolate (for cakes and baking): 115 g
-Unsalted butter: 115 g
-Brown sugar: 150 g
-Beaten eggs: 2
-Light cake flour: 75 g
-Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
-Butter/oil the inside of the mold and sprinkle with flour/line the mold with baking paper.
Sift and mix flour and baking powder together.
Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (3725F)
-Soften cream cheese inside microwave oven for 10 seconds and beat it just long enough as to obtain a smooth cream.
-Mix in te beaten egg, sugar and vanilla essence.
-In a separate bowl, drop the chocolate and butter and soften for 10 seconds inside a microwave oven. Take care not heat it too long, otherwise the chocolate will solidify.
Mix well with a spatula.
-Add brown sugar and mix well with electric mixer. Ad the 2 beaten eggs little by little and mix well.
-With a spatula (no mixer, please!) fold in the flour and baking powder in three equal steps.
-Pour in the brownies mixture inside the mold (about 4 fifths of its depths) and smoothen surface with spatula.
-First place the cream cheese into 4 parts on top as in picture.
-Spread each cheese cream “ball” around with the spatula.
-Make “patterns” with a stick.
-Bake at 160 degrees Celsius (325F) for 25~30 minutes.
Let cool completely before taking out the cake.
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4 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Brownies”
Looks like one of those recipes where you lick the spatula, lick the bowl, and before you know it half the cake has disappeared before it gets into the oven!
Those brownies look moist and delightful. I’ll have to purchase some extra cream cheese just to give those a try. And the Japanese Mango and Rare Cheesecake looks good. We’re huge cheesecake fans in our house. Thanks for sharing the recipes.~Noel
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