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Cream Cheese Brownies

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 37 mins
Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 brownie)
Full of swirls of sweet cream cheese, these fudgy brownies are sure to be a new favorite with your family.


  • Cooking spray
  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 141
  • fat 5.0 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • protein 2.6 g
  • carbohydrate 23.2 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 121 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Coat foil with cooking spray; set aside.

  3. Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with a mixer at medium speed until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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