Kahlua Fudge Cheesecake Brownies

These Kahlua Fudge Cheesecake Brownies are awesome, but then I love Kahlua and chocolate.  Many a weekend morning I started the day with Kahlua in my coffee, but not much anymore. This recipe is easy to make and worthy of your favorite guests.kahlua_cheesecake_brownie

Kahlua Fudge Cheesecake Brownies
Author: Marcia
Ingredients
  • Brownie Layer
  • ¾ c. all purpose flour
  • ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • ¼ t. salt.
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 T. instant coffee crystals (or espresso powder)
  • 3 T. Kahlúa
  • ¾ c. melted butter (1½ sticks)
  • Cheesecake Layer
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • Topping
  • 4 T, softened butter
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • ½ c. confectioner’s sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Sift together ¾ c. all purpose flour, ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ t. baking powder, and ¼ t. salt.
  3. Beat together 2 large eggs, 1¼ c. granulated sugar, 1 t. vanilla, 3 T. instant coffee crystals (or espresso powder), and 3 T. Kahlúa. Mix in ¾ c. melted butter (1½ sticks).
  4. Blend flour mixture into Kahlua mixture until well blended.
  5. Spread brownie batter evenly into bottom of pan.
  6. Beat 8 oz. softened cream cheese and 2/3 c. sugar. Beat in 1 large egg, ¼ c. sour cream, 2 T. flour, 1 t. vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy. Spoon filling evenly over brownie batter.
  7. Bake until the cheesecake center is set, about 35 minutes.
  8. Cool completely on rack. Cover pan with foil and chill overnight.
  9. Beat butter and sour cream on slow speed just until smooth.Stir in ½ c. confectioner’s sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over cooled cheesecake brownies. Chill in fridge until sour cream topping is set.
  10. Makes: 16 brownies

 

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