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Cream Cheese Brownies

Rich and fudgy, these Cream Cheese Brownies are sure to be a hit with all chocolate fans!

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9-inch pan 1x


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4 ounces German sweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch baking pan.
Combine chocolate and 3 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. When the chocolate is just about melted, remove from heat and continue to mix until smooth.
Cream the remaining butter with the cream cheese and ¼ cup of sugar. Beat in one of the eggs. Stir in 1 tablespoon of flour, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, and the lemon juice.
In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the remaining eggs until thick; gradually add the remaining sugar and beat until quite thick (when you remove the mixer from the eggs, a ribbon of egg will fall from the beaters).
In a separate bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, and remaining flour. Add the chocolate mixture, nuts if using, almond extract and remaining vanilla.
Spread half of the chocolate mixture on the bottom of the baking pan; top with the cream cheese mixture, then the remaining chocolate mixture. Swirl through all with a rubber spatula to create a marbled effect.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until just barely set in the middle. Cool on a baking rack before cutting.


Store, covered and refrigerated, for no more than one day.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg

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