Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven. Have ready a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) square baking pan that has been lined with aluminum foil across the bottom and up two opposite sides of the pan. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan . Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well (with a wooden spoon) after each addition. Stir in the flour and salt and beat until the batter is smooth and glossy and comes away from the sides of the pan (about one minute). Remove 1/2 cup of the brownie batter and set aside. Place the remainder of the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Then beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla, and egg and beat until creamy and smooth. Spread the cream cheese filling over the brownie layer. Spoon small dollops of the reserved brownie batter evenly on top of the cream cheese filling. Then with a table knife or wooden skewer, swirl the two batters without mixing them.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until the brownies start to pull away from the sides of the pan and the edges of the brownies are just beginning to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate the brownies until they are firm enough to cut into squares. Once chilled, remove the brownies from the pan by lifting with the ends of the foil and transfer to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut into 16 squares.
  • Makes about 16 - 2 inch squares.
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    " It was good "
    lyndsay ate it and said...
    I liked this recipe a lot, and couldn't help messing with it a bit.. I made a raspberry coulis to swirl into the top, doubled the recipe and put it in a 9x15 pan. Took probably about 50 minutes total to bake. Next time I would add some cocoa powder, as I found the chocolate taste didn't come through enough with the raspberry.
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Nice fudgy type brownie with a creamy cheese frosting.
    Spray and flour the pan and foil or you'll be licking aluminum.
    See also: Cream Cheese Brownies
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    superb recipe, love it 555555555
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  • leonora5 6 years ago
    Amazing photos!! I will difintely make this!
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  • chera 6 years ago
    Yummyyy, thanks for sharing this recipe. Yesterday I try it. The taste is wonderful, thanks. I share my brownie photos at www.blog.kitchencake.com Thanks Ahmed.
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  • psyann 6 years ago
    Oh wow. I have to cook brownies for our V-day party at work. I was just going to do my regular fudge brownies, but I HAVE to do this. They will think I am Martha Stewart. lol What a great recipe. I will most definitely take pictures. I hope they come out as great as yours. Thanks Ahmed.

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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    HOW DID I MISS THIS RECIPE? We love brownies and cream cheese brownies are even better. Your illustrations as always are the best and I appreciate all the effort you go through. Thank you - shukran Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    trackwidow ate it and said...
    These look wonderful! I love cream cheese brownies. Thank you for such nice photos with the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    recipediva ate it and said...
    Thanks for posting these. They are my daughters favorite treat!
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    These are wonderful brownies Ahmed - YUM!
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    Now i realise,I REALLY missed soooo much!Superb!
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    " It was excellent "
    peepers ate it and said...
    I wish I had the camera to take the wonderful photos that you include in your recipes. This recipe looks delicious. Thank you Ahmed.
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  • angelgirl94 6 years ago
    Ahmed you have,without a doubt,the most decadent dessert recipes on this website. These brownies look absolutely heavenly. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Oh my gosh... why I did not see it? not getting your recipes.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Ahmed.. these are one of my favorite brownies....anything with cream cheese...makes a recipe wonderful in my book......
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  • greekgirrrl 6 years ago
    wowie-zowie!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Absolutely delicious and FUN to make like you said. Your pics get better and better too and I should know they are not easy to take while you are cooking. Give that beautiful baby a kiss from his aunt Joymarie!XX
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I'm back...=) I did get to make these brownies last night and I loved them. They came out delicious and gorgeous...due to my following your pictorial instruction closely. (See, I am a good student...ha!) Thanks again, Ahmed, for such wonderful recipes and presentations - and my brownie recipients thank you, too. Have a great day! =)
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  • daisey11 6 years ago
    My 10 year old saw these while we were checking out your photos and he said "mom you really have to make them". So I will do just that, and I will let you know how well my family enjoys them. Thanks again for another good post.
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  • ambauer 6 years ago
    Yummy, very nice pictures! I love cheesecake brownies, haven't made them in years. Thanks for the inspiration!
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