Monday 17 June 2013

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

I feel so proud of myself.  I couldn't believe I made these. This is a good recipe.  I'm not sure where I got this recipe from.  It's in my recipe file and one of my must-do recipe.

It's a combination of a dense and fudge-like brownies with cream cheese filling.  It went well together perfectly.  It's really yummy with bits of cream cheese coming in between. What a perfect way to enjoy brownies and cheesecake at the same time!!

Here is the recipe and do give it a try.  

(Yield about 2 dozens)

  • 4 ounces (114g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp (43g) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar - I reduced it to 120g
  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan nuts
  • 2 tbsp (28g) butter 
  • 3 ounces (85g) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50g) - castor sugar - I reduced it to 30g
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Part A
  1. In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.  Cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.  Gradually add sugar, beating until thick and pale yellow.  
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture.  Stir in the melted chocolate and nuts.  
  4. Pour half of the batter into a greased 8" x 8" square baking tin; set aside.
Part B (Fillings)

For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.  Blend in the egg, flour and vanilla; mix well.

  1. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the batter in the pan.


  1. Spoon remaining batter over the cream cheese filling.  With a knife, cut through batter to create a swirl pattern.
Part C
  1. Bake at 160 Deg C for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cut into bars when it's completely cooled. You could also store them in the refrigerator when it's cooled to get a firm cut.  Store the cut brownies in a container and store in the refrigerator.


  1. Thanks Amy for the recipe. Its easy to follow and the brownies are super yummy!!! From LC

  2. Hi LC, I'm glad you try out the recipe :)