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Marble Brownies

"I like to cook and enjoy trying new recipes," relates Diana Coppernoll of Linden, North Carolina. A cream cheese topping flavors the moist chocolaty brownies she shares here.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Cover and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds; stir until smooth. Beat in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to chocolate mixture until blended. Spread into a greased microwave-safe 8-in. square dish; set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Spoon over brownie batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Cook, uncovered, at 70% power for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cook on high for 1 minute longer. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 308 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • amaliatrusca
    Nov 27, 2019

    I like how everyone is baking them instead of mivrowaving. I can never tell what is the power of the microwave...and to adjust it...who knows? So I baked them as well, at 350 and they are just amazing. Also used chocolate chips instead of chocolate squares and i don't think it makes any difference. I did 3 times already, it's very very easy to do and really good. My kids ask for it a lot....and can barely refrain themselves to not finish it in one sit :) thank you for the recipe.

  • delowenstein
    Feb 2, 2019

    I-24-2019, I made these brownies and baked them at 350o F for 30 to 35 minutes. I'd used 11-oz. chocolate chips, DIVIDED: 1 cup with the cream cheese mixture and remainder of chocolate chips on TOP of layer the 1/8 tsp. salt with dry ingredient mixture sifted together. Used 8" greased and floured baking pan. This recipe is a really good one and is a keeper for me!

  • maddbaker76
    Jun 2, 2013

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  • cr_1295
    Dec 12, 2011

    Good recipe...not a super sweet dessert, but cheesecake normally isn't anyway. I also baked it in the oven at 350 degrees and it worked very well. I used low-fat cream cheese and it worked just as well! My brothers loved it and one of them requested it for his birthday dessert (instead of a cake).

  • Lady Abigail
    Mar 8, 2011

    I made this recipe with a brownie mix instead of making it from scratch. I also cooked it in a regular oven according to the directions on the brownie box. It turned out great! Very yummy! :)

  • jdh0731
    May 28, 2010

    I baked these in the regular oven, I have my doubts about baking stuff in the microwave.

  • ebeth2007
    Mar 15, 2010

    The microwave thing did NOT work for me - not even close to done when it said it would be - continued to microwave it for more than 20 minutes, came out, cooled and refridgerated it. Then it was hard as a rock. Not good. I'll stick to other TOH recipes, thanks.

  • leite123
    Jan 25, 2010

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    Dec 28, 2009

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  • mary
    Nov 19, 2009

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