With plenty of Easter Family Days at racecourses around the country, these fabulous Swirled Easter Brownies are perfect for your raceday picnic!

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35–40 minutes + cooling
  • Total time: 50–55 minutes
  • Serves: 16

Ingredients

150g butter, plus extra for greasing

150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

50g dark muscovado sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cornflour

4 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs

200g essential Waitrose Creamy Soft Cheese

225g light muscovado sugar

75g plain flour

90g bag Cadbury Mini Eggs

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, for the cheesecake mixture, beat together the dark muscovado sugar, vanilla extract, cornflour and 1 egg in a bowl. Gently stir in the soft cheese until mixed. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, beat the remaining 3 eggs. Stir in the chocolate mixture with the light muscovado sugar and flour. Spoon half of this into the tin, then drop in small spoonfuls of the cheesecake mixture. Spoon the remaining chocolate mixture over the top. Using a chopstick or skewer, lightly ripple the top, then bake for 15 minutes. Scatter over the Mini Eggs and return to the oven for a further 15–20 minutes until set.
  5. Set aside to cool in the tin before cutting into 16 squares to serve.

Recipe and photograph – Waitrose: thousands more recipes can be found at
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