Cakey Cream Cheese Brownies
Why This Recipe Works
We discovered the secrets to creating the perfect cream cheese brownie recipe: We started with our best brownie recipe and, for added height, increased it by half, using all-purpose flour instead of cake flour (for a more solid structure) and a combination of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate (for more intense chocolate flavor and a softer texture). The cream cheese filling tasted best with just an egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla added to the cream cheese. And we pulled our cream cheese brownies from the oven when some crumbs stuck to a cake tester—if the tester was clean we knew we had let the brownies bake too long.