Cream Cheese Brownies

AMAZING Cheesecake Brownies cake

Welcome to your new baking obsession: Cream Cheese Brownies. Imagine the most decadent, fudgy brownie you’ve ever tasted, swirled with a rich, tangy cream cheese mixture. It’s like getting the best of both worlds—the intense chocolate flavor of brownies and the creamy, luxurious texture of cheesecake. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe is straightforward, foolproof, and guaranteed to impress.

Why You’ll Love These Cream Cheese Brownies

Our cream cheese brownies are not just another dessert. They are a culinary experience that blends the rich, moist texture of homemade brownies with the smooth, tangy flavor of cream cheese. Here’s why they’ll become your go-to recipe:

  • Flavor Fusion: The perfect marriage of chocolate and cream cheese for a taste that’s out of this world.
  • Texture Perfection: Chewy edges, fudgy centers, and creamy swirls in every bite.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Ideal for any occasion, these brownies will make you the star of any gathering.
  • Freezer-Friendly: Make ahead and enjoy whenever the craving hits.

Recipe Tips for Perfect Cream Cheese Brownies

  • Swirling Technique: Less is more. Aim for thick, visible swirls.
  • Don’t overbake: Look for moist crumbs on a toothpick for perfect fudginess.
  • Serving: Enjoy it warm, at room temperature, or chilled for a different experience each time.

Serving and Storage Recommendations

Serve these brownies slightly warm or chilled, depending on your preference. They’re perfect for dessert, a snack, or even a special breakfast treat. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Conclusion

Cream cheese brownies are the ultimate treat for anyone who loves the rich taste of chocolate and the creamy texture of cheesecake. This recipe is a testament to how simple ingredients can create something truly magical. Bake a batch today and watch them disappear!

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AMAZING Cheesecake Brownies cake

Cream Cheese Brownies


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Description

Indulge in the ultimate dessert fusion with these Cream Cheese Brownies, blending rich, fudgy chocolate with creamy, tangy swirls for a decadent treat.


Ingredients

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Brownie batter:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, meltedstill warm/hot
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  •  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose floursee note
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Cream cheese mixture:

  • 8 oz block cream cheesesoftened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg white
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Brownie batter:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the center of the oven. Line an 8×8* pan with foil or parchment paper, leaving a couple inches of overhang on two sides (this will allow you to lift the whole tray of brownies out of the pan for easy removal). Grease the foil/parchment.
  • Combine granulated sugar and hot butter in a large bowl. Stir it briefly then allow it to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. The heat from the butter will begin to dissolve the sugar (this helps make a shiny/crackly crust), the sugar will not fully dissolve. After 5 minutes, whisk the butter and sugar vigorously for 30 seconds. Add eggs, water, and vanilla extract, whisking again for about 30 seconds. Tap all the excess batter off the whisk and remove the whisk from the bowl.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder, flour, and salt over the wet ingredients. Use a rubber/silicone spatula to stir the mixture until it is glossy and well combined.
  • Scoop out about one third of the brownie mixture and set it aside for the swirl layer. Stir the chocolate chips into the remaining brownie batter. Add the batter to the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Prepare the cream cheese mixture.

Cream cheese mixture:

  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar, followed by flour, egg white, and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary. Be careful not to overbeat.
  • Using two tablespoons, alternate dropping portions of cream cheese and portions of the reserved brownie batter all over the top of the batter that is in the pan. Use the tip of a sharp knife to swirl the batter together. The brownie batter will be thicker than the cream cheese batter, just take your time moving in a figure 8 or back and forth motion and they will swirl together. Don’t swirl too deep; you are mostly just making visible swirls in the top layer of brownie and cream cheese.
  • Bake for 32-37 minutes until it is mostly set but there is still a slight jiggle in the cheesecake areas. You can check doneness with a toothpick; moist fudgy crumbs and melted chocolate are OK. Be careful not to over bake. If you notice your cheesecake swirls darkening you can loosely cover the baking dish with foil for the last 5 minutes or so. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool completely (this will take several hours).

Notes

  • Ensure cream cheese is at room temperature for smooth blending.
  • Do not overbake to maintain fudgy texture.
  • Brownies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.