This recipe comes from Mrs. Chumie Steinmetz, owner of Kitchen Art in Toronto. She makes these every year for her family Shavuot Kiddush, and when I made them to take the photograph, I fully understood why!:) this cake tastes best when made at least 24 hours before, and freezes really well.
Cheesecake Brownie Bars
- Cooking and Prep: 1 h 10 m
- Serves: 20
Prepare the Brownies
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler or in the microwave. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, add place the eggs, baking powder, salt, flour, and both extracts into a large bowl. Add the melted and slightly cooled chocolate and mix until very well combined. Set aside ½ cup batter.
Add the pecans and pour into a well greased 9x13 pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Prepare the Cheesecake
Cream the cream cheese, butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and slowly add the remaining ingredients. Pour over the baked brownie bottom.
Swirl the reserved cup of chocolate batter into the top and marbleize it by running a knife gently through the top.
Bake for 45 minutes.