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Cream Cheese Brownies

Makes a 8x8 inch pan
Servings 9



  • 2/3 cup 85g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 170 g semi-sweet chocolate I used 60% cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter 115g unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup 150g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 3 eggs

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • 1 block cream cheese 226g, soften
  • 1/3 67g cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste / extract



  • Preheat oven to 160C.
  • Line a 8x8 inch pan with aluminium foil, then spray with baking spray.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 30 secs.
  • Stir, then melt at 10 seconds blast if not melted yet.
  • Mix in sugar, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Change to a wooden spoon or spatula, and mix in flour until batter is glossy.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup batter, then pour the rest into the prepared pan.
  • Layer the cream cheese batter on top of the brownie.
  • Drop dollops of reserved brownie batter on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Use a skewer or back of knife to create swirls.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until moist, fudgy crumbs adheres to skewer when inserted.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan to cool on cooling rack.
  • Allow to cool completely and chill (if you have the time) before slicing into it.

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • In a double boiler, melt cream cheese and sugar together.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla extract, until combined.


I skipped the double boiling step of the cream cheese, and just whisk the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla together by hand. It works, but it was quite tedious. It'll work better with an electric beater. Otherwise, melt your cream cheese as given in the directions above.
Adapted from Browneyedbaker