May 23, 2013

CHEESE CAKE SWIRL BROWNIES


makes 16 brownies

1/4 cup lowfat milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 large eggs divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate morsels
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 ounces neufchatel cheese softened ( basically cream cheese......its mostly right next to the cream cheese, but its sometimes cheaper, spreads easier, and makes a fluffier cheese cake and is low fat)

preheat oven to 350*f. spray an 8 inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.set aside

in a small bowl, combine milk, oil, applesauce, 1 egg, and vanilla. mix well

in a medium bowl, combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, and baking powder.mix well. reserve 1 cup of batter. pour the remaining batter into prepared pan


in a small bowl,combine neufchatel cheese, remaining egg, and remaining sugar. stir until smooth. pour filling over batter in pan. drop reserved batter by tablespoons over filling.draw a small knife through batter for a marbled effect.

bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean , about 25 minutes. cool in pan on a wire rack. cut into squares.