60g dark chocolate
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar (i used half cup, still nice and sweet)
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
250g cream cheese at room temperature ( i used homebrand, worked out fine)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp almond essence (optional, i left it out)
preheat oven to 180C
for the filling, combine and mix together all ingredients.
for the brownie batter, melt chocolate and margarine together (in a microwave on low level is fine). Cool.
Beat eggs, add sugar and chocolate mixture.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, add to chocolate mixture and mix well.
pour half the chocolate batter into a greased and lined 20 cm square pan, spread with cream cheese mixture.
top with remaining batter, sprinkle with almonds.
Bake for about 40-45 minutes. Cool in tin.