Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

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Moist brownies with a cream cheese swirl.

I have enjoyed reading Taste of Home magazine since before I was married. My Mom introduced me to it and I know many who read it were also introduced to it by their Mom’s. A few years ago I became a volunteer field editor, or VFE, as we are affectionally referred to by the magazine. If you follow my blog, you know I often post Taste of Home Tuesday where I make recipes from the website or their cookbooks. Some of my favorites include mini cinnamon sugar muffins, hot Colby ham sandwiches and parmesan roasted asparagus, while my husband loves easy French dip sandwiches, but these creamy cantaloupe pops were a surprise hit and kids love hot dog breadsticks, which are easy enough for them to make.

You may remember my review of the fall special delivery box and the recipe for quadruple chocolate chunk cookies. Well, I don’t want to spill the beans about what the contents of this box are but let’s just say it’s comparable to the one in the review. While I will divulge there is a cookbook, that’s all I’ll say. This recipe for cream cheese swirl brownies is in the book. They are easy and delicious. Take them to a potluck party, tuck them in a lunch box or serve for dessert.


Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Rich chocolate swirled with creamy cream cheese will make these brownies popular.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 dozen brownies


  • 3 eggs divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Separate two eggs, putting each white in a separate bowl (discard yolks or save for another use); set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar until crumbly. Add the whole egg, one egg white and vanilla, mix well.
  • Combine flour and cocoa; add to egg mixture and beat until blended.
  • Pour into prepared pan and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in the second egg white. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls over the batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until set and edges pull away from sides of pan.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Cream cheese swirl brownies are moist and delicious.

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  1. Would to try the mini cinnamon sugar muffins and easy French dip sandwiches. I have made the swirl cream cheese brownies and they are great.

  2. My favorite are the hotdog breadsticks, though the recipe is a little bit of a cheat when it used pre-made breadstick dough!!!

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