Cream Cheese + Chocolates

Brownies, who doesn't like brownies? with its rich, dense, gooey center. To make it more decadent and indulging why not top it off with a swirl of cream cheese! Last Thursday, the first time in a few weeks that I got home from work early, I was feeling indulgent and made a scrumptious Cream Cheese Brownie. These are great with a hot cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk. I got this recipe when I attended a class from Heny Sison School years ago, I love attending her classes and watching her shows (unfortunately, he Sunday shows has ended). This particular recipe was taught by non other the Chef Jill Sandique, I actually liked attending her classes, again unfortunately, she doesn't seem to be teaching there anymore.

Anyways, I just love this brownie recipe because it has a slight tang to it coming from the cheesecake mixture swirled into it. Even my brother who doesn't like cheesecake that much gobbled it all up. My sister and dad would probably not a bid fan of it because of the slight tang the cream cheese gives off. I know it looks fattening and would indeed ruin anyone's diet because, you can't just have one, cut into small bite size pieces and indulge to your hearts content :)
Find your dessert buddy, preferable a cheesecake and brownie lover to boot! and make this recipe and share, I tweaked this recipe a bit so please feel free to customize to you hearts content.

Cream Cheese Brownies

Brownie base:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs

Cream cheese filling:
1 brick cream cheese, room temp
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Stir together in a small bowl the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and fit an 18- by-16-inch sheet of foil into the bottom of the pan. Coat foil lightly with cooking spray as well.

Melt together the unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Whisk into the chocolate mixture the sugar and vanilla. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next. Add dry ingredients and whisk until just incorporated.

In a small bowl, beat together all the cream cheese filling ingredients until of smooth.

Pour half the brownie batter into the pan. Drop half the cream cheese mixture, by spoonfuls, over the batter. Repeat, layering remaining batter and filling. Use knife or spoon to gently swirl together the batter and filling, creating a marbled effect and smoothing out the top.

Bake at 325 degrees on the lower middle oven rack for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with several moist crumbs clinging to it. Cool brownies in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then use foil sling "handles" to lift brownies from the pan. Place brownies on wire rack and allow them to cool to room temperature. Cut into squares and serve.


I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!


  1. Hi sweet tooth, first time at your site. :) I was drooling over these brownies! I tasted something similar from a dinner we had recently with Lydia Go, it was a chocolate roll swirled with cream cheese and I vowed to try and replicate it. This looks like it! Thanks so much! :)

  2. Thank you for the high praises hope you'll enjoy these too :)

  3. fairyblush12:52 PM

    wow, these cream cheese brownies look sooo yummy! i've been in constant search for a brownie recipe that is moist as well as rich and i think i've found it. it looks so luscious...definitely sinful. i'm sure it's gonna earn a crown for me this christmas. thanks for sharing the recipe! hope to see more baked goodies from you... =)

  4. Hi! I was hoping that you may have a copy of (i think) a november 2007 yummy magazine,with the no-bake oreo cheesecake recipe...seeing as you're passionate about desserts...
    you see, i misplaced mine, and that cheesecake was such a hit last Christmas, and i'd like to do it again...maybe you could help me, it's for my boyfriend's birthday party,june6th, special request.
    Thanks so much!!!

  5. hi sweet tooth, when you say "1 brick cream cheese", does it mean the full 225 grams?