Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake Brownies
1 package brownie mix {or your favorite homemade recipe... this is mine!}
1 {8 oz.} package cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 container {16 oz.} chocolate frosting {or homemade recipe...}

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9x13 in. pan.

2. Prepare brownie mix according to directions. Spread into prepared baking pan.

3. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cornstarch, and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie batter.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until top is slightly browned. Allow to cool; spread with frosting and cut into bars. 

Chocolate Frosting
1 stick butter, softened
1/4 c. milk
1-2 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. cocoa
2-3 c. powdered sugar

I saw these a really long time ago and wanted to make them right away! But since they had so many ingredients, I kept putting it off. Something went wrong with the brownie/cheesecake layer... when I took them out of the oven it was all lumpy and weird looking. But looks aren't everything! They were amazingly delicious! Three words to describe them... classic gone crazy! :)

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 now and then doesn't hurt!
- Lucy Van Pelt {in Peanuts}

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  1. Oh my word Sophie!!! You are killing me with all these yummy recipes and desserts *drooling* Are you looking for just some random stuff? Cause if so I could probably guest post. If it is a cool recipe like above...well I might not quite have something like that. Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!)
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    1. Hey Sierra! I'm glad you're liking everything :) Making my readers drool is always a bonus to my baking! haha:) I'm thinking along the lines of recipes from food blogs for the guest posts... Thanks for asking!

  2. These look absolutely delicious! I would like a couple of them right now please!

  3. Mmmm, these look so good! I might actually make these sometimes soon, maybe next week or something (I'm so busy tho :P).

    OK, a couple of questions (which are probably kinda stupid, but I'm no baker, so you'll just have to put up with my ignorance for now, thank you ;)...

    Just wondering, for some reason my cream cheese is quite difficult to spread on bread even, so I wonder if it being like that would mess up the recipe? Would it soften if I leave it out for a while? And about the sweetened condensed milk - I don't think I have any of that, tho I do have evaporated milk. Do you know if I could use that and add some sugar?

  4. Hi nicole! For the cream cheese, I put it in with the butter when I softened it in the microwave- that seemed to work just fine. About your question about the evaporated milk, I'm honestly not sure! I''d probably just play it safe and use sweetened condsed milk like what the recipe calls for.

  5. Thanks for the quick response! ;) Yeah, I'd usually follow the instructions perfectly for fear of botching whatever I'm doing (about the milk thing), but I kinda want to try to substitute... *daring grin* :D

    These two sources (http://www.ochef.com/500.htm and http://www.kitchensavvy.com/journal/2007/09/evaporated-vs-c.html), both with extremely similar amounts (I did the math :P don't ask me why), say you can make a pretty close substitution with evaporated milk and sugar, soo...I might try that. :)

    Thanks again! I wish I could make it now, but I have to clean some windows. :P Good times...

  6. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful recipe! I will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

  7. These brownies look so good! I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-3.html. I hope to see you there!

  8. Delicious looking! My mouth is watering
    Can I pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase have a slice?

  9. Hi Sophie,

    Thanks so much for linking up all your delicious recipes to Creative Thursday this week. No wonder you called your blog My Happy Place, I think it's my new happy place too. This is delicious looking and I can't wait to try it out.

    Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  10. this is all time favorite! slurp!

  11. Sophie!!!

    I'm Amanda and I blog at Royal Daughter Designs. I'm co-hosting the Networking Blog Hop and I wanted to stop by and say hello. Thanks for linking up - I hope the hop was a success for you!

    I was homeschooled, by the way, and loved it! :)

    Be blessed.

  12. OH my. These look absolutely delicious. Great picture too!

  13. Yum! I've tried to make cheesecake brownies so many times, but I've always failed. I've never tried adding condensed milk, though. I'm gonna give this recipe a shot - hope it works for me!

  14. Your brownies look absolutely amazing!! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! We are so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back!! -The Sisters

  15. Hi, just wanted to let you know you're being featured at What's New Wednesday. Come by and check it out:)

  16. Hi Sophie,

    I wanted to let you know you're being featured at Creative Thursday. Stop on by for a looksee.


  17. Stopping to let you know that this post was featured on this week's Tickled Pink link party! :) Thanks for linking up!!

  18. Thanks for stopping by Sweet & Simple Sunday at Cups by Kim, just wanted to let you know you are one of my features this week!!


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