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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Every once in a while a recipe is so good it deserves a second shot in the spotlight!
So I thought it was a good time to share this recipe for Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies.
If you are looking for a decadent and delicious brownie recipe, this is it!

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
(Adapted from Hobbie Lobbie)
The Brownie
1 1/2 cups butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour
3/4 cup + 1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup chocolate chips

  • In a saucepan on low heat, melt together the butter and sugar.  Then transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl, and set aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Once the sugar mix has cooled slightly, add the eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry.  Mix well.
  • Add chocolate chips.  Set aside.
  • Now on to the cream cheese mix…

The Cream Cheese Swirl

8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk

  • Beat together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk, until well combined.
  • Once you have the brownie mix all ready, add half of the batter to a lightly greased & dusted dish (see Tips! for dish dusting).
  • Then add half of the cream cheese mix in clumps over your brownie.
    • Using a knife, swirl the cream cheese mix, until you have a marbling effect like above.
    • Then add the remaining brownie batter.
    • Then add the remaining cream cheese batter in clumps, and swirl again.
    • Bake in a 325 degree preheated oven for approximately 1 hour.  The square will be done when the edges of the brownie have puffed, the centre of the cake feels firm to the touch, and a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.  Just check it for doneness, as you may need to bake it longer…
    • When the cake is done, remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
    • Chill in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.

    • Use cocoa powder instead of flour to dust your pan!  That way, you won’t see the flour on your brownies!
    • Serve on it’s own, or with ice cream!  Yum!

    I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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    August 22, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    These brownies are one of my favorites! The cream cheese and the chocolate go so well together. Also, you swirled this beautifully. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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    August 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    these look AMAZING! Too bad I am starting my post baby eating healthy venture starting today! 🙂

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    August 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Jo Anna, I’m really glad you liked these brownies. They are a hot favorite in my house too! Nice to meet you through SRC!

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    Tasha @ Voracious Eats
    August 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Oooooh wow. I need these in my life asap. Cream cheese + brownies? I can’t think of anything better!

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    August 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Those brownies look delicious! I love how the swirls look in the final product. Very cool.

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    August 22, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Always a favorite and yours look delicious. If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A” ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen
    August 22, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Your photos are gorgeous. If I didn’t still have chocolate cookies tempting me from the pantry, I’d be tempted to make these asap!

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    August 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    I think my husband might drool for these and he’s not one for too much chocolate. I definitely want to try these!

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    August 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Beautiful swirls ~ I love that you chose this recipe.

    Simply gorgeous.

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    Ali Richardson
    August 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    My hips thank you for this post 🙂

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    August 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Gorgeous & delicious! I gotta sign up for this challenge next time – it looks so fun 🙂

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    August 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    We love cream cheese brownies at my house. These look divine. Can’t wait to try. Just spent way too long on your blog … it is lovely.

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    August 22, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Looks delicious! Cream cheese and chocolate are a match made in heaven!

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    August 22, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    How did you know I was totally craving brownies today! The cheesecake in it just puts it over the top!

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    amanda @ fake ginger
    August 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    This is my first time visiting – your blog is so cute! (And the brownies don’t look bad either! 😛 )

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    August 22, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Ohhhh my goodness. I adore cheesecake brownies. And now I know how to make them. Good for my tastebuds…bad for my waistline. 😉

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    August 23, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Wow these look good! I can’t wait to try them!

    Oooh YUM…funnel cakes remind me of the state fair!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Chocolate Cobbler

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    August 23, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    WOW. this is the second brownie recipe that I MUST make! Thanks for the awesome pictures that made me take a second look.

    Thanks again for being a part of SRC and being a part of my first group, I enjoyed being your host! Now, I get to visit everyone’s blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!

    Come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad

    or my second post for the SRC Raspberry and Nutella Pizza

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    August 23, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    this looks great .. and looks so delicious ..

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    August 23, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    Awesome!!! It looks so nice and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

    Take the Dessert Personality Test and find out your personality on the basis of your favorite dessert. I have taken the test and have enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it. Have Fun!!

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    August 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Oh wow your photos are gorgeous! So professional looking. I’m now following your blog through email 🙂 Stopped by from SRC!

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    August 23, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Actually that wasn’t an option to follow by email, it was just an option to email you. I am following you in Google Reader 🙂

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    Katherines Corner
    August 23, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Oh my grandchildren would go nuts for these. Yum Hugs!

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    August 23, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    That is beautiful. You take such beautiful pictures. I love the brown and the light blue napkin.

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    Tonia @
    August 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Oh….yum….my mouth is watering!! These look so good!!

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    August 23, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Your brownies look delicious!!! One of my favs for sure!!!

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    August 23, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    These look so good! I wanna try making them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    August 24, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Why are these soooo good?! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’d love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I’m your newest follower!

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    Vivian - Let's Try These...
    August 26, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    these look so good!

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    August 27, 2011 at 3:29 AM

    Looks great! SCR is turning out to be lots of fun — so many new recipes to try!

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    August 29, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    Stopping by from SRC Group C!

    You had me at cream cheese swirl! These look and sound delicious!

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