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cream cheese topped brownies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

This is my traditional brownie recipe that I decided to top with a cream cheese topping. It came out great! The 8 X 8 pan is just the right size for the smaller family. The brownies also freeze well. I wrap the individual servings in plastic wrap and then put them in a labeled and dated Ziplock freezer bag. Whenever we want one, we just pop it into the microwave for a minute until it's warm.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cream cheese topped brownies

  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 c
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 oz
    box cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour

How To Make cream cheese topped brownies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour and 8 X 8 inch square pan and set aside.
  • 2
    Melt butter over medium heat. Add cocoa and stir to mix. Pour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar and beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
  • 3
    Add flour and salt. Mix by hand using a rubber spatula. Spread batter into pan and set aside.
  • 4
    In mixing bowl (you may use the same one) add cream cheese, sugar, egg, and flour. Beat until smooth. Spoon on top of brownie mixture. Swirl with a knife or spatula.
  • 5
    Bake for 30-35 minutes or until brownies test done with a tooth pick. (I began checking mine after 25 minutes). In my oven, it took the full 35 minutes.
  • 6
    Let brownies cool in pan and then cut into squares. Enjoy!