Magnolia Cream Cheese Brownies

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Microwave first 3 ingredients in a 1-quart glass bowl at HIGH 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Cool and set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating well.
  • Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold in 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 cup chocolate morsels; set aside.
  • Beat remaining 4 eggs in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add melted chocolate mixture and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat mixture until well blended.
  • Combine 1 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; fold into chocolate batter until blended, and stir in remaining 1 cup chocolate morsels.
  • Reserve 3 cups chocolate batter; spread remaining batter evenly in a greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Pour cream cheese mixture over batter. Top with reserved 3 cups batter, and swirl mixture with a knife.
  • Bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and cut brownies into squares.
  • Caramel Sauce:.
  • Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Gradually add cream, vanilla, and salt, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
  • Yields 1 1/2 cups.
  • Chocolate Sauce:.
  • Bring cream to a boil in a heavy saucepan; remove from heat.
  • Add chocolate, stirring until melts.
  • Yields 1 3/4 cups.
  • **Cook time is just for the brownies and does not include making either of the sauces.