*I have already posted Ina's brownie recipe in my post Brownie-Caramel Sundaes, but I will repost it here(again halved) for simplicity's sake.
Brownie Batter: (adapted from Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies)
2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 pound(1 and 1/3 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
3 ounces(1/2 cup) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 extra-large eggs
1 tbsp. instant coffee powder
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9" x 13" baking pan. Melt together butter, 8 ounces of chocolate chips and unsweetend chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, at 50% power, in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir in-between intervals. Let it cool slightly. Stir together eggs, coffee powder, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Fold this into the cooled chocolate mixture gently, until completely mixed in and no lumps of flour remain.
Cheesecake Batter: (Adapted from David Lebovitz's Cheesecake Brownies)
10 ounces cream cheese( I used neufchatel), at room temperature
6 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Beat all ingredients together until smooth.
Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan. Then, spoon cheesecake batter evenly over the brownie batter. Use a knife to whirl the cheesecake batter into the brownie batter and create a marbled effect. Place pan into preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the brownies have slightly pulled away from the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few dry crumbs, but no liquid. After 15 minutes of baking time, rap the pan against the oven shelf to release the air from between the pan and the brownie dough. Let the brownies stand for at least 20 minutes before serving, and then relish them warm with a glass of almond milk! Or, let them cool completely, refrigerate them overnight or for a few hours, and eat them cold and fudgy. Either way, you will ascend to heaven :)