Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins
PA Grange Fair Winner 2000. The chef's name was Amy Packer and she called it Black Bottom Brownies. Check the review to see results.
Cheese Chip mix
- 6 ounces chocolate chips (note use more if desired)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 egg, unbeaten
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- Combine cheese/chip mix except for the chips. Beat well. Then stir in chocolate chips. Set mix aside.
- Mix Dough mix. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
- Drop teaspoonfuls of cream cheese mix randomly over the batter.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350°F.
- Cool and refrigerate.
Based on the reviews indicating the brownie was too cake-like, I used a box mix as directed with the topping for this recipe. The cream cheese topping did not sink, but ended up more like it's own layer. Additionally, the bake time was a bit longer (like double), but they were very good. Ialso used only half the chips & that was plenty because it was quite sweet already with the 2 layers. Thanks for sharing!
It wasn't as moist as I thought it would be. The cream cheese portion kind of sank and created craters on the brownie. It really is more of a cake-like brownie; I'm looking for something more fudge-like.
I know why they won at the fair!! These are incredible! Very moist, both the cake and the cheesecake part. Good "as is" or topped with a scoop of ice cream. ;) My only 'criticism' would be with the name. We all thought it was more like a cake than a brownie. I wish I had known this before because when I make brownies, I always mix them by hand. I think these should be mixed with a mixer, or at least a whisk since the batter is very thin and was full of lumps when mixing it by hand. However, it turned out delicious and that's all that matters, right?? :) Thanks philocrates for sharing!