Full of swirls of sweet cream cheese, these fudgy brownies are sure to be a new favorite with your family.
1/2 cup (4 ounces) tub light cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons water
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Coat foil with cooking spray; set aside.
Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with a mixer at medium speed until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir well. Combine egg and remaining 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Set aside 1/2 cup chocolate mixture. Spread remaining chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Spread cream cheese mixture over chocolate. Dollop remaining chocolate mixture over top. Swirl batters together using a knife.
Bake at 350° for 35 to 37 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Remove brownies from pan using foil; cut into squares. Remove from foil using spatula.