As someone who considers themselves an extremely amateur baker, I’ve always struggled with art of baking. I’ve learned the hard way that every measurement must be as exact as it says in the recipe or cookies will remain flat, cakes won’t rise and brownies will forever be raw in the middle and burnt to a crisp around the edges.
I worked on a Betty Crocker campaign on Instagram where they challenged me to try out a fail safe baking recipes from their website using one of their quick bake cake mixtures. I was drawn to their Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies recipe (because who wouldn’t be drawn to that?) and decided to give it a go. I even freestyled the recipe adding an orange twist and it still turned out perfect. I thought I would list here the step by step methods for you to create an easy wow-factor dessert.
90g cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 egg white use separated yolk for brownie batter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Zest from ½ orange
1 tbsp of juice from orange
½ teaspoon orange extract (optional)
box (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
Reserved egg yolk
Mix together the cream cheese and sugar. Once mixed smoothly add the flour, vanilla extract, egg white, orange essence and zest and juice. Leave to the side and make up the brownie mix.
Follow mixture ingredients on side of brownie box. The one I used called for 75ml water, 3 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 egg. I mixed them in all the ingredients and added the yolk leftover from the cheesecake mixture.
Spoon out 90% of the brownie mix into a lined baking tray. The tray I used was 12×12 inches. However a 9×9 also works the same.
Spoon on 9 dollops on cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie mix in 3×3 rows. Then take a teaspoon and add a final lump of brownie mix into the centre of each cream cheese cirlcle. Take a knife and drag it through the mix vertically then horizontally to create a swirl effect on top.
Then finally sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the mix and put in the oven for 20 minutes on 180 degrees.
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