Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Additional Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins | Yield: 12 Servings
½ c unsalted butter, melted
1 c white sugar
¼ c unsweetened cocoa powder
1-oz red food colouring
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
¾ c all-purpose flour
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese at room temperature
¼ c white sugar
1 large Egg
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Apply cooking spray in an 8×8-inch baking pan.
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup of sugar and melted butter. Whisk until well combined.
Step 4: Add the red food colouring, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, cocoa, salt, and vinegar. Stir until well combined.
Step 5: Add the 2 eggs and beat until well blended.
Step 6: Add flour and stir until mixed. Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter for later use.
Step 7: Transfer the rest of the batter into the greased baking pan.
Step 8: Add the cream cheese into an electric mixer. Beat until the texture becomes light.
Step 9: Add 1 egg, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat until well blended with the cream cheese.
Step 10: Drop dollops of the cream cheese mixture on top of the batter. Carefully flatten the batter with a spatula.
Step 11: Drizzle the 1/4 cup of batter on top of the cream cheese.
Step 12: Create swirls over the batter.
Step 13: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes or until done.
Step 14: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
Step 15: Cut it into small bars. Serve and enjoy!
Protein: 4.2g 8% | Carbohydrates: 28.4g 9% | Dietary Fiber: 0.8g 3% | Sugars: 21.1g | Fat: 15.7g 24% | Saturated Fat: 9.5g 48% | Cholesterol: 87.4mg 29% | Vitamin A Iu: 548.5IU 11% | Niacin Equivalents: 1.3mg 10% | Folate: 23.5mcg 6% | Calcium: 27.7mg 3% | Iron: 1.1mg 6% | Magnesium: 13.5mg 5% | Potassium: 78mg 2% | Sodium: 122.9mg 5% | Thiamin: 0.1mg 7% | Calories From Fat: 141.7
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