Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies Recipe
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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies Recipe

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I'm a chocolate lover, and this treat has satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson Worland, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 large eggs, divided use
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 172 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Separate two eggs, putting each white in a separate bowl (discard yolks or save for another use); set aside. In a small bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar until crumbly. Beat in the whole egg, one egg white and vanilla until well combined. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to egg mixture until blended. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small 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.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until set and edges pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p27

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"These are now my favorite brownie recipe, simple to make, delicious to eat. A quick fix for that serious chocolate craving. They are just as good after days in the refrigerator."

Reviewed May. 3, 2015


Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"Yummy ??"

Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"excellent!- so good that I had to make this recipe three times(3 dozen)-for a pre-memorial da get-together.they were soo easy, tasty,and enjoyed by all. This recipe is definately a keeper!"

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