Cream Cheese Topped Brownies

Elaine Bovender


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.


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Makes one 8 X 8 pan.
10 Min
30 Min


  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 c
  • 2 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 8 oz
    box cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 large
  • 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!

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About Cream Cheese Topped Brownies

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

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