Cream Cheese Brownies


Indulge in the perfect harmony of rich chocolate and velvety cream with our Cream Cheese Brownies. This decadent treat offers layers of chocolate bliss and creamy delight, making it a go-to dessert for any occasion. Dive into the delightful world of these brownies that strike the ideal balance between fudgy goodness and a luscious cream cheese swirl.

Why We Love This Recipe:

The Cream Cheese Brownies combine the best of both worlds – a moist and chocolatey brownie layer paired with a luxurious cream cheese swirl. The result is a heavenly marriage of textures and flavors that will satisfy your sweet cravings. Perfect for gatherings, special events, or simply treating yourself to a moment of pure indulgence.


For the Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cups Granulated sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


For the Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 8 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract


Brownie Layer:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and granulated sugar. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  1. In another bowl, beat softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy and well blended.


  1. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the prepared pan.
  2. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter.
  3. Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese into the brownie batter, creating a marbled effect.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs (not wet batter).
  5. Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan before cutting them into squares.



  • For an extra touch, try adding chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the brownie batter before baking.
  • Ensure the cream cheese is softened for a smooth and easy-to-swirl texture.


Q: Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted for the brownie layer? A: While you can use salted butter, using unsalted allows better control of the overall saltiness in the recipe. Adjust the salt accordingly if using salted butter.

Q: Can I freeze these brownies? A: Yes, these brownies freeze well. Ensure they are fully cooled, cut into squares, and wrap them tightly before freezing. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.



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