Chai Tea Cheesecake Brownies
  • Bottom Layer:
  • 1/4 cup Chai tea Mix (*Unfortunately my local coffeehouse no longer sells it, so I had to buy Tazo’s Chai tea and pass it through a coffee grinder in order to make it into a fine powder. I had to use 10 tea bags.)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Top Layer:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened.
  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler. (*I tend to melt it in the microwave. 30 seconds the first one and 10 seconds more per square. Then I add the butter and nuke it for an additional 30 seconds.)
  3. For the bottom Layer: Mix the sugar and eggs. Scrap the bowl. Add the chocolate mixture gradually.
  4. Then Add the flour, salt, Chai mix and vanilla. Mix until it’s well blended.
  5. Now I fill a 13x9-inch baking pan with the chocolate mixture.
  6. For the Top Layer: Mix all the ingredients until it’s well blended.
  7. Pour the top layer and swirl lightly with a knife.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow it to cool and then cut.
(I LOVE Chai Tea and was inspired to whip this up. Mind you, This is not a kid-friendly brownie. My 7 year old didn't like it and she's a trash compactor, but my husband did.)