German Cream Cheese Brownies

Anita Hoffman


Delicious, easy to make brownies with swirls of rich cream cheese throughout them.
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★★★★★ 1 vote

16 squares
20 Min
40 Min


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  • 1 pkg
    (4 ounces) german's chocolate
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 c
  • 3
  • 1/2 c
    plus 1 tbsp. flour, unsifted
  • 1-1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1/4 tsp
    almomd extract

How to Make German Cream Cheese Brownies


  1. Melt chocolate and 3 tbsp. butter over very low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Cream remaining butter with the cream cheese until softened.
    Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until light and fluffy.
    Stir in one egg, 1 tbsp. flour and 1/2 tsp. vanilla until blended. Set aside.
    Beat remaining eggs until fluffy and light in color.
    Gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thickened.
  3. Fold in baking powder, salt and remaining 1/2 cup flour.
    Blend in cooled chocolate mixture.
    Stir in nuts, almond extract and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla.
    Measure 1 cup chocolate batter and set aside.
  4. Spread remaining chocolate batter in a greased 8 or 9 inch square pan.
    Pour cheese mixture over the top.
    Drop measured chocolate from tablespoon onto the cheese mixture; swirl the mixtures together with a spatula just to marble.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
    Cool. Cut into bars or squares.
    Cover and store in refrigerator.

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About German Cream Cheese Brownies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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