Last weekend when we had our karaoke party at Cindy's I volunteered to bring a dessert. I scrolled through my pinterest boards for ideas but a tiny voice in my head told me what I really wanted to make.
Long ago in the early days of the internet, before there was pinterest, there were newsgroups. Remember those? I followed several recipe groups and when something looked good I would copy the recipe and paste it into one of several .txt documents I kept on a floppy disk. I still have that floppy somewhere, but along the way I printed out the following recipe on the school's dot matrix printer (hush) and saved it...but never got around to actually making it. This is a tragedy, really, as well, it was a little piece of heaven that really should have been enjoyed back when my metabolism was much faster.
Behold, the treat that added 10 lbs and had me kicking off a summer weight loss plan:
Whoever you are Grant, wherever you are...THANK YOU!!!
BLACK FOREST CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter/margarine, melted
1 cup cocoa
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the melted butter and stir in the cocoa. Blend in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan and bake @ 350F for 30 minutes (heating times may vary). Cool and put topping on.
**You could use your own brownie recipe if you want. This one was REALLY dense and fudgy, but it balanced out the topping well.
1 brick (8 0z) cream cheese
1 tub of cool whip (I imagine you could substitute real whipped cream for something even better)
icing sugar to taste
can of cherry pie filling
Just put the 1st 2 ingredients in a bowl and mix them and add icing sugar until you like the taste of it (I used about 3 TBSP). Spread on top of cooled off brownies. Pour can of cherry pie filling over cream cheese mixture and spread on top. Chill and serve!
Shared because I love you. Or I hate you. Honestly, your mouth will thank you, your thighs will weep. Make at your own risk!