You can never go wrong with a good brownie, but that good brownie can always become a great brownie. Cream Cheese Brownies might even take it up a few more notches to an amazing one, and you’ll have to taste it to believe it. This delicious dessert has the perfect foundation of a sweet, chocolatey, moist brownie. The rich, vanilla cream cheese topping swirled on top not only makes it a satisfying sight but also is where the treat gets its beloved bonus points. Take your brownie game to the next level! Don’t worry, Cream Cheese Brownies make that easy-peasy!

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For the brownies:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the cream cheese mixture:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray the paper with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, add the brown sugar, 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, the butter, the salt, and the eggs and stir until smooth.

Step 4 –Add the flour and the cocoa powder to the sugar mixture and stir until a brownie batter has formed.

Step 5 –Stir the chocolate chips into the brownie batter.

Step 6 –Evenly spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan.

Step 7 –In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, the remaining granulated sugar, the heavy cream, and the vanilla extract and combine with an electric mixer.

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Step 8 –Drop the cream cheese mixture in blobs on top of the brownie batter.

Step 9 –Drag a butter knife through the cream cheese blobs, swirling and mixing the cream cheese mixture with the brownie batter.

Step 10 –Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes up clean, about 30-34 minutes.

Step 11 –Allow the brownies to cool before using the parchment paper to lift them from the pan.

Step 12 –Slice and serve.