cream cheese swirled brownie cake
Ingredients For cream cheese swirled brownie cake
- FOR CREAM CHEESE SWIRL FILLING:
8 ozcream cheese, softened
1/4 csour cream
1/2 tsppure vanilla extract
- FOR BROWNIE CAKE BATTER:
1 boxdark chocolate cake mix
1 boxdark chocolate fudge brownie mix
1 1/4 cwater
- FOR GANACHE ICING:
1/2 cheavy whipping cream
6 ozsemi sweet chocolate morsels (1/2 average bag)
How To Make cream cheese swirled brownie cake
1Gather ingredients. Allow for time for cream cheese to soften (or use the quick warm-up trick; see **Note.)
2Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a bundt pan with bakers spray or use the butter/flour method.
3Beat together cream cheese, sour cream and 1/3 cup sugar until smooth.
4Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg; beat until well combined; set aside.
5In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix and cake mix until well combined.
6Add water, oil and eggs; whisk or use hand-mixer on low/ medium-low speed to mix until lumps are mostly gone.
7Pour 1/2 the brownie cake batter into prepared bundt pan; rap on counter several times to assure even distribution.
8Spoon cream cheese mixture onto center of cake batter, avoiding sides as much as possible; cover with remaining cake batter.
9Create swirls by inserting knife into batter and swirling in a figure 8 pattern all around batter.
10Bake at 350` F for one hour and ten minutes, turning cake 180 degrees after the first 35 minutes. (Due to oven variance, start checking at one hour, then at 5 minute intervals. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center, at several places, comes out mostly clean.
11When done baking, remove cake and allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes. Carefully turn cake out onto a cake stand or plate (I like to use parchment paper, but that's just me.) Allow to thoroughly cool before drizzling with ganache (at least 2 to 3 hours.)
12To make the ganache, pour chocolate chips into a medium heat-proof bowl. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring cream to a slight simmer; immediately pour heated cream over chocolate chips; whisk until completely smooth. Pour over cooled cake. (You may double ganache recipe if extra is desired for serving with chocolate dipped strawberries or for drizzling extra over individual slices.) Serve.
13**NOTE: How to Quickly Bring Cream Cheese to Room Temp. Remove cream cheese from box, leaving cheese wrapped in foil only. Soak a clean kitchen towel in very hot tap water; quickly squeeze out excess water and place towel on counter. Quickly wrap cheese in towel, then place a large bowl or skillet over top to trap the heat. Cheese should be softened in 10 minutes.
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