Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
36 servings

Make chocolate brownies even better by topping the brownie batter with a sweet cream cheese topping before baking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 3

To prepare batter, place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add egg whites and egg, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cocoa and fat-free milk; beat well (mixture will appear curdled). Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir with a whisk. Add to cocoa mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

Step 4

To prepare topping, place cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add cornstarch and remaining ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

ajknightfan's Review

August 29, 2011
I do agree with others that this was drier than I would have liked, though the chocolate flavor was very yummy. Might add mini chocolate chips in the future, but I would make it again.

Clcs83's Review

June 28, 2011

SarahTrevino's Review

July 27, 2010
Sorry, but its on my blog titled "Sucky brownie disaster". My kids wouldn't even eat them. I even had to make a "failure" stamp for my website

Resseba's Review

March 03, 2012
This was the worst brownie recipe I have every had!! I just cooked this and made sure I followe the recipe to a "T" I even spent over an hour preparing it, I even added the extra Tablespoon that one of the other reviewers suggested to make them moist. That didnt work at all. The brownie tastes so bland and is more of a cake then a brownie. I will never make this brownie again.

sbburris's Review

March 12, 2010
Made these for my wife for Valentine's. Honestly, I was hoping they would be better. They were very cake-like and not very moist. If you try to eat one without milk, you might just die of dehydration. My wife is a chocoholic, and I ended up throwing half of these away after they set out too long. Will not make this recipe again.

ElasMom's Review

May 18, 2011
Great recipe! I added chocolate chips to make it my own and it is fabulous!

steponme's Review

March 31, 2011
I was a little apprehensive b/c of the reviews about being dry, etc. But, I decided to make them and try for myself & I'm glad I did; they were delicious! I should mention that I did add an additional tablespoon of butter (b/c of the dry comments) and like cheese cake, these taste better completely cooled or better yet the next day.

sairahadnan's Review

February 25, 2012
I tried the topping with donna hay brownies mix and it was good, except I think it took much longer in baking, all rest is very nice....

Beckydoll's Review

January 26, 2011
I made these for my mother-in-law as a treat, the whole family loved them! The topping really makes the recipe. Just like with any brownie recipe, you really must "under-bake" them. My in-laws' new oven took only 29 minutes, my old, inefficient one, 31. These are low-cal enough that we each had two and didn't feel bad about it at all! That was a real treat!

leylaxanova's Review

September 13, 2011
i liked it! cause i like vanilla and cocoa.!