Cream Cheese Brownies

4 oz sweet chocolate squares
5 tablespoons butter
3 oz cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter. Cool and set aside. Cream remaining butter with cream cheese until softened. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Blend in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside. Beat remaining eggs well. Add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thickened. Add baking powder, salt and remaining flour. Blend in cooled chocolate mixture, nuts, almond extract and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Measure 1 cup chocolate mixture and set aside. Spread remaining chocolate batter in 9" greased pan. Top with cream cheese mixture and swirl to marble. Cover with remaining chocolate batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool then cut into 24 squares.


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