Cream Cheese Brownies



After those delicious avocado brownies, let’s come to another sinful one as a part of the “Let them Eat Brownies” theme for the Blogging Marathon #78. Is there anything less sinful than brownies? I mean, you make them in any way and they will eventually end up being really addictive, that you feel sad to be sharing them. πŸ˜‰ Most of the brownies that I have shared on the blog have all been baked and shared, not because I am generous, but because I didn’t want more fat to accumulate all over myself as much as I have already now! Somehow, I always emphasis that blogging has made me gain a lot of weight off late, but still my mind doesn’t allow me to really blame blogging 100%. There are a lot more factors that made me bake like mad some times. My colleagues actually enjoyed a lot during that time since I would bring lot of baked goodies every other day, but ever since I have achieved a little bit control over my moods, they are the ones deprived. Poor souls! πŸ˜‰




These cream cheese brownies… what do I tell about them? Absolute sin? An amalgamation of brownie and cheesecake – this is what it is! Β Since I love both, there was no surprise that I loved it. I adapted the recipe from the ever reliable Joy of Baking and the technique are very similar to the DDL brownies as far as preparation method is concerned. These brownies are a beauty to see with the cheesecake swirls, and even more amazing to eat! I had already done a combination of cheesecake and brownie in this amazing cheesecake I baked for my sister sometime back, so I was expecting the same from these brownies and I wasn’t at all disappointed! These brownies will appeal to adults and children alike and will be wiped away as soon as they are out. As with all brownies, these have to come fully to room temperature but I felt they tasted even more better the next day after refrigerated overnight.


So coming back to the same point, if you want something that will really give up your craving, these brownies are for you. Warning: Super addictive, try to hide the remaining brownies or even better, give away! πŸ˜‰





5 from 2 votes

Cream Cheese Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda


  • 100 gm butter
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chips/ buttons
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 225 gm cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a brownie pan.
  • Melt butter and chocolate over low flame. Remove off heat.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract and whisk in well till sugar is well combined.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time and beat with each addition. Add in the dry ingredients and fold till all moist.
  • In another bowl, whisk all ingredients for the cheese layer till homogeneous.
  • Pour 3/4 of the batter into the pan and spread. Spread the cheese layer on the top. Drop the remaining brownie batter and using a fork, make swirls.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing in serving.

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  1. Cheesecake and brownie in one…that’s just marvelous!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  2. So yummy! Wish I can grab one piece to taste!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot dear Priya…

  3. An absolute delight, these brownies are my true source of happiness. When you have something looking as moreish as this, Who can stop savoring them without a care.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Piyali…

  4. Brownies are my weakness!!They are totally sinful indeed!! i want to bake them soon!! So tempting πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila… πŸ™‚

  5. This is new to me. Never tried cream cheese brownies before. Awesome. Got to try it for sure.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Srividhya…

  6. From the look of this brownie , I have fallen in love , I am loving its marble effect and definitely try it sometime . Though I would turn it Eggless . And I would not give them away at all , such sinful ones , drooling !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Vaishali… I also wanted to see if I can do this eggless sometime…

  7. With so many different brownies from all those who chose the brownie theme, I am so so tempted to bake some but have to resist as the family now gets angry when I bake something sweet. Here in Montreal I can’t share it with anyone. Its different when I’m in Mombasa as I share it with my numerous neighbours. Cream cheese brownies look super tempting as I love cream cheese.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… I know, such a sinful theme, isn’t it? Thank you so much Mayuriji…

  8. 5 stars
    Love those swirls in the brownies. Looks totally sinful to gobble.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapana…

  9. those swirls have come out so well..looks superb

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  10. One dish that serves two souls – chocolate lover and cheesecake lover πŸ™‚ perfect for us… InshaAllah, I want to make this.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… definitely! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Fami dear…

  11. I am drooling here. Hey … if I ever happen to be in Dubai, I definitely want the DDL brownies when I meet you Sweetie. I LL take the box all for myself. I LL give you a hug instead… no sharing. Sorry. Shameless me! ????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… thank you for making my job easy… I know what I should be baking for you then! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Tuma… would be a pleasure to give you the whole of the bake!

  12. 5 stars
    you got the perfect swirl – these look awesome!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Mir…

  13. I like the marble effect in these brownies. Looks stunning.

  14. Those brownies looks fantastic rafee! the swirled top is awesome!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  15. janis giacoio says:

    I was just wondering what size pan. You say “brownie pan”. The picture of the pan looks smaller than a 9×13 but bigger than an 8×8. Help!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It is a glass 8 inch pan that I have used, so just use your square pan and you should be fine to go…

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