Cream Cheese Brownies

24 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

These brownies need to be baked so a knife inserted comes out clean.

The brownies will be moist. Preparation time is approximately 30-45 minutes.

"These brownies are amazing and so simple! From the taste, you would think the recipe would call for mega ingredients. I read the reviews and made a couple adjustments. I used a whole bag of Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Chips (semi-sweet), which was only about 1/2 cup more than the recipe called for and I used the entire block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, which was only 2 more ounces than what was called for in the recipe. Again, they were awesome! Thanks for sharing this wonderful secret."


FIRST BATTER; --------------------
1 1/3 cups Semisweet chocolate
6 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 cup Flour
4 large Eggs
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
SECOND BATTER; --------------------
6 ounce Cream cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
2 large Eggs
2 tablespoon Flour
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Original recipe makes 2



Preheat oven to 350?

You will be making two mixtures for this recipe. The first batter will be with chocolate and the second will be with cream cheese.


Melt chocolate and butter on low heat, set aside to cool.

Combine eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix till smooth and add cooled chocolate and butter.


With mixer, mix cream cheese , sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla in seperate bowl.

You now have two seperate mixtures. Pour half of chocolate batter into 9 x 13 greased pan.

Pour all of cream cheese mixture evenly over first chocolate layer. Pour remaining chocolate batter evenly over cream cheese batter. With a knife, slice through all layers of batter several times to marbilize brownie mix.

Bake at 350? for 35-40 minutes.

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cecilr 10m ago

These are ok ... Everyone who has raving reviews tweaked the original recipe somehow. When I bake something the very first time I always follow the recipe then I make my substitutions. On that note, following the recipe exactly when I layered the batters, the brownie batter sunk to the bottom. It didn't marble like it should have, it all mixed together. The final result had some marbling but not like the pictures. It's a lot dryer than other brownies I have made. Definitely won't be making this again. You want to make delicious brownies, make the Reese peanut butter cup ones. Those are moist and delicious!
lyndsaybedgood-livingston 11m ago

best brownies ever!
Moonshine10 1y ago

Yumm! I increased the cream cheese to 8 ounces and the chocolate to 12 ounces. Also increased the cook time to 45 min. Very good.
halenicole 1y ago


These turned out very well... on the fluffy side for a brownie, and the contrast was nice between the sweet cream cheese swirl and the brownie itself. The actual chocolate flavor wasn't very strong, but they were delicious nonetheless.
ees55 1y ago

They turned out so soft and perfect. It was so easy to do and everyone loved them. Will definently make again. Also I used the whole 12oz bag of chocolates and full bar of cream cheese.
reno127 1y ago

I added some more chocolate and are so creamy, I'll do them again with the recipe as is. Any way they're delicious
elizabeth_sca 1y ago

I am the one who posted this recipe and I did try adding the additional chocolate and cream cheese that Msljeff had suggested. I did not have good luck as it changed the consistency of the batters and they did not set up as I would like. The original recipe was given to me 31 years ago by a couple of Italian sisters. The recipe had been in their family for many years. I do think each person should go with their personal preference, but I continue to stay with the original recipe. Enjoy! lillyn25
lillyn25 1y ago

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