Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Cream cheese swirl brownies are what I like to call a "crowd pleaser" dessert. They are both attractive looking and delicious tasting, so they always get rave reviews at parties. Since they are always a hit, I decided to make them for the lab barbecue. And again, everyone loved them! I brought the leftovers into work and they were gone in an hour. While I normally don't like using mixes, for this recipe, Betty Crocker just does it right!

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker Original Supreme brownie mix with syrup pouch
1/3 C vegetable oil
1/4 C water
2 eggs
1 8 oz package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/3 C sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.
3. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
4. Gradually beat in sugar, then beat in egg and vanilla until just blended.
5. Spread brownie mix in greased 9x13 pan.
6. Top with cream cheese mixture and run through with knife to create marbled look.
7. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
8. Bake for 35 minutes or until cream cheese is golden and toothpick comes out clean.
9. Cool and cut into 24 brownies.

Difficulty: Easy
Debbie's Rating: 9.5
Hirsh's Rating: 9
Lab group's Rating: Yummy!


  1. How have I never heard of this before?

  2. Really? My mom used to make them all the time when I was younger. They are similar to black bottom's but in brownie form. I will make them for the next party. ;-)

  3. I LOVE black bottom cupcakes. Can't wait!

    Where's the difficulty rating? Is this something I'm capable of making?

  4. Oops, I forgot to rate it! I added it-- easy! You could definitely make these. Might be a little more work if you don't have a mixer, but still doable.