Everytime I get a new toy for my kitchen, I get so happy. Is that weird? This time, I came across a mini bundt pan. The pan was just so cute, I couldn't resist. I used the recipe inside the cardboard cover that came with the pan to make these marbled brownies. They came out pretty good, considering. This pan is a bit tricky! Because of all the grooves, you have to make sure it's sprayed and floured well. But if you use too much spray and flour, it causes pits in the top of the brownies. So I need to work on finding a balance. To deal with the pits, I used a chocolate glaze to cover it. It turned out to be a great combination!
Marbled Brownies with Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup butter
2 oz (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup all purpose flour
Cream Cheese Mix:
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour pan, set aside. In medium saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Once melted, combine the chocolate mixture, sugar, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl. With a wooden spoon, beat lightly until combined. Stir in flour. Fill each cavity 1/4 full with batter, set aside.
With electric mixer, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar and vanilla. Add egg and beat just until blended. Cover each cavity of batter with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Even out with back of spoon.
Bake on center rack of oven for 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes then invert onto wire rack and cool completely.
4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons hot water
Melt chocolate chips and butter on low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. Add more hot water if needed to reach drizzling consistency.
"I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?"