Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Aug. 31, 2023
I'm a chocolate lover, and these cream cheese brownies have satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson, Worland, Wyoming


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, divided use
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Separate 2 eggs, putting each white in a separate bowl (discard yolks or save for another use). In a small bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar until crumbly. Beat in remaining whole egg, 1 egg white and vanilla until well combined. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to egg mixture until blended. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the second egg white. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls over the batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  3. Bake until set and edges pull away from sides of pan, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 brownie: 198 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.