Add some flair to a favorite dessert. We take brownies to the next level by adding a beautiful matcha swirl throughout. These treats are guaranteed to please at any holiday party!
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/8th cup sugar
1 Tbs Mizuba culinary matcha
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup butter, melted and divided
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease 13x9 baking pan with cooking spray or butter.
Prepare matcha swirl:
In a stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and sugar. Add matcha, egg, and salt and mix together until perfectly smooth.
In a large bowl, combine cocoa powder and baking soda.
Stir in 1/3 cup of melted butter until smooth.
Add boiling water and stir slowly as mixture thickens.
Next, add sugar, eggs, vanilla and remaining butter, stirring until incorporated. Lastly, stir in flour and salt.
Pour 2/3 of the brownie batter into greased baking pan, spreading flat with stirring spoon.
Create the next layer by pouring matcha swirl into pan, spreading evenly. Dollop the remaining brownie batter across the entire pan.
Time to swirl!!
Use a toothpick, paring knife, or chopstick to swirl together the two colors.
Bake brownies for 30-35 min and let cool. Slice and serve with matcha!
Bonus tips: add mint extract or chocolate chips for flavor fun!
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