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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Whenever I take these to a gathering, someone will usually announce. "Lisa brought those brownies"—and everyone knows exactly which ones they are! We live on 10-1/2 acres out in the country with our daughters, 7 and 4.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate and butter on high until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Whisk in sugar until blended. Whisk in extracts and eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour mixture. Pour half of the batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • Beat together filling ingredients until blended; spoon over batter in pan. Spoon remaining batter over top. Swirl gently with a knife.
  • Bake until filling is set, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

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  • Lynn
    Mar 21, 2018

    I made these for a get together with friends... They were delicious, however, I had to bake them for 50 minutes before they were done... It makes me nervous when I have to bake things much longer than directed, but they turned out great and were not dry at all.

  • 2124arizona
    May 9, 2017

    Everytime I make these they don't last long!

  • Aquarelle
    Apr 24, 2014

    I made the following changes: doubled the recipe, using a 9"x13" pan and baking for an additional 10 minutes or so, used a full 8-oz. brick of cream cheese, and substituted bittersweet chocolate for the German's sweet because that was all I had on hand. Really excellent!

  • Sharonintn
    Dec 21, 2013

    This was horrible, barely edible. I should have known that 3 oz of cream cheese was not enough. It mixed all together while cooking making the brownies a light brown color. I think they meant 8 oz of cream cheese

  • JennTats
    Feb 10, 2013

    I used semi sweet chocolate because that's what I had. These taste very moist and really hit the brownie flavor but I was semi disappointed there wasn't more cream cheese flavor but very good, I would make them again.

  • Suep2012
    Jan 23, 2013

    These brownies are delicious. I did have to bake longer (7 min) and after cooling I had to put the center few (about 5) in the microwave. Great flavor, otherwise.

  • Jenmcb
    Jan 21, 2013

    No comment left

  • amberjcarothers
    Dec 27, 2012

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  • shillingdp
    Jun 29, 2012

    I made this for the guys in our dorm (18 of them), and they ask for it all the time. Best brownie ever!

  • moonbear36
    Dec 15, 2011

    Very delicious and watch out for calories.