Cream cheese stuffed red velvet cookie dough brownies

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Phew – that title’s a mouthful and a half!  And so are these brownies. They’re definitely not for anyone on a diet looking for a small delicate treat.  But if you’re craving something indulgent and delicious then they should be right up your street.  Dark, chocolately, gooey brownie, with chunks of chewy red velvet cookie dough, packing a cream cheese filling with just a hint of sourness, these really hit the spot.

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So where did the inspiration come from for these? I’ve seen a couple of cookie dough brownies doing the rounds but I wanted to take them up a notch.  And you may remember my red velvet cookies stuffed with cream cheese – I thought they would go perfectly inside, combined with my trusty chocolate brownie recipe which I’ve blogged about a couple of times(adding salted caramel and creme eggs).

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Double Chocolate Wintermint Cake

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For many, desserts full of spice and warmth spell Christmas.  But I think mint choc chip is my favourite wintery flavour.  I’ve already made mint choc chip Christmas tree cupcakes, but this year I fancied a little bit of a change.  This recipe is really simple – perfect for this time of year – but is also really tasty.  A rich double chocolate mint mudcake, topped with smooth, thick, white chocolate and peppermint glaze.  The combination reminds me of an After 8 chocolate.

Cherry cheesecake cupcakes

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First up, an apology.  It’s been a LONG time since I shared any recipes.  But I’m back with some delicious cupcakes just in time for summer – cherry cheesecake flavour.  Cheesecake definitely works in cupcake form.  You’ve got the buttery biscuit base, tangy creamy cheese, and to top it off, some fruit! All with the added bonus of a sponge cake too.

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Peanut M&M Packed Blondies

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As is pretty obvious from this blog, I’m a huge fan of brownies.  If you’re looking for a chocolatey hit you can find it with my salted caramel brownies and my creme egg brownies (just in time for Easter!)  But sometimes I want something a little bit less rich, and these blondies are perfect for that.  They’re still fudgey, gooey and chewy, just like a brownie, but taste nutty and buttery instead of chocolatey.  In some ways they remind me of half baked cookie dough – yum!

White Chocolate and Amaretto Baked Cheesecake

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I know January is supposed to be the month of health, but cheesecake would be a little bit dull without all the sugar and cream cheese wouldn’t it?!  This creamy baked cheesecake is light, boozy, perfect for a party, and takes very little effort to make.  If you aren’t keen on Amaretto you can substitute another liqueur in its place.  I’ve also included my recipe for a cranberry sauce to go on top, which you could also substitute with a raspberry coulis if you like.  Now, who would dare turn down such an accommodating dessert?!