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June 16, 2017

Black and White Cheesecake Squares

I've had the recipe for Black and White Cheesecake Squares from the Martha Stewart Magazine for years, and it's one a favorite of mine to make.

Although it is a little time consuming (you need to refrigerate the dough), I just love the chocolate and cream cheese combo!

It's such a decadent dessert!

Black and White Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients:
  • 2 c + 2 T flour, divided
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 c sugar 
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 2 1/2 t vanilla extract, divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
Directions:
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. 
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. 
  • Mix in 2 eggs and 2 t vanilla.
  • Add in flour mixture.   
  • Reserve 1 cup of dough and cover and refrigerate.  
  • Press remaining dough into bottom of parchment-lined 9x13 pan. 
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated 325 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Spread over cooled base; crumble reserved dough on top. 
  • Bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes.  
  • Cool before cutting into bars.
You can view the original recipe here.

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