These Marble Squares are the perfect combination of a brownie, cheesecake, and chocolate cake. Pure Heaven!
I have flip-flop tan lines for the first time in six years. (The flip-flops were $6. The tan lines are priceless. This is exciting stuff for a pale gal like me.) The not so exciting thing is that my bathing suit, which looked okay in June, doesn’t look so good on me anymore.
While most people are drinking water and eating excessive amounts of fruit right now, I am showing no restraint toward my favorite cookies, brownies, and of course, pie.
And these Marble Squares.
My mom introduced this dessert to the family when I was in high school. We would be served one and then they would mysteriously end up in the freezer, never to be seen again. The batches I have been making, though, have all ended up in my belly.
So cakey. So creamy. So chocolaty. So rich. Each marble square just keeps calling my name. And it would just be outright rude to ignore them, right?
My treadmill is pretty much the only reason I can, thankfully, still fit into my shorts. And streaming on Netflix is the only reason I can get through a workout.
Looking good in my bathing suit, or being a little more padded around the middle? I think we’ve figured out which one is winning.
Other chocolate desserts we absolutely love
- 8 ounce package cream cheese , softened
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar , divided
- 3 large eggs , divided
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , divided
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan.
- In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the sugar until well blended. Beat in 1 egg and mix well. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine butter, water, and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat to medium, stirring until butter is melted and chocolate is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, remaining 2 cups of sugar, baking soda, and salt. Pour in the chocolate mixture and stir until combined.
- Add in the sour cream and remaining 2 eggs; stir until completely combined.
- Pour batter into your prepared pan.
- Spoon cream cheese mixture all over the batter. Cut through batter with a knife up vertically and then across horizontally for a marble effect.
- Bake for 15 minutes and them sprinkle the surface with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
- Place back into the oven for another 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool and then cut into squares.