Mini Cream Cheese Brownies

This is an oldie but goodie.  Any recipe that calls for making a “well” in the center of the bowl is bound to be delicious!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1-8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
Dash of salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl and whisk well.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.  Combine water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.  Add to the well and stir until fully combined.  Spoon batter in miniature muffin cups lined with muffin papers, about 3/4 full.  Combine cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt mixing well with an electric mixer.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Spoon 1 teaspoon for cream cheese over the tops of the brownie batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes and remove brownies to wire rack to cool.

Yield:  4 dozen mini brownies