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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Marble Squares Recipe by Row House 14

Hi friends! Just popping in here to tell you I have the yummiest looking guest recipe post for you today. (If I wasn't trying to eat healthier I would most likely be making it right now.) My friend Heidi is here to share it with you, while I bustle away on orders. I promise I'll be back here with a post tomorrow! For now, here's Heidi:

"Hello Julie Ann Art readers! I'm Heidi, from Row House 14. Similarly to Julie, I own a small shop in which I design and make greeting cards and stationery, but when I'm not busy with that I absolutely love cooking and baking. When Julie asked me to write a guest post for her, I knew that I had to share one of my tasty treats. She always seems to be making a yummy concoction of some sort and I figured this would be right down her alley.

This recipe for Marble Squares is one that I've been baking for years. It's a simple cake-like brownie that has a cream cheese topping. Aside from being absolutely delicious, it is oh so moist!
Ingredients

- 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
- 2 1/3 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup water
- one stick of butter
- 3 ounces unsweetened baker's chocolate
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 ounces of chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

2. Combine softened cream cheese and 1/3 cup of sugar in a bowl. Blend in one egg. Set mixture aside.

3. Combine butter, water, and unsweetened chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stirring contantly, let the butter and chocolate melt and bring to a boil. Once mixture has come to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.

4. Cream 2 cups of sugar, 2 eggs, and sour cream. Mix in baking soda, salt, and flour. Finally, pour in chocolate mixture that was set aside while blending slowly.

5. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Pour cream cheese mixture on top of the batter. Using the blade of a knife, marbleize the cream cheese mixture into the chocolate batter. Finally, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.

6. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Check to see if the Marble Squares are done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it is ready to come out of the oven and to be enjoyed!
I hope you enjoy these Marble Squares just as much as I do! Feel free to stop by my blog and try some of my other recipes as well. Thanks so much, Julie, for letting me stop by to share! :)"

7 comments:

  1. This looks utterly scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I need a dessert for a Super Bowl party so this might be perfect! I'm going to go check out Heidi's blog! =)

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  2. Oh it looks devine! Really love cream cheese and it sounds like a winner :-) thank you so much for recipe and have a lovely day

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  3. This looks fantastic! I may have to make this for myself sometime. :) I have a huge sweettooth, so I think it is inevitable. I was hoping to bake something tonight, as it were...

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  4. That looks so good, I think I will give it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. OH MY GOODNESS, these look delicious!!!
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  6. It looks so yummy!
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  7. omg these cakes look super nice and particularly indulgent in the close up shots!
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