Mangia’s Favorite Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

May 11, 2021

Make Mangia’s Favorite Cream Cheese Brownies 

These fudgy chocolate brownies are swirled with cream cheese for a beautiful marbled look. But it doesn’t just look prettythose swirls taste as rich and creamy as a classic New York-style cheesecake. It’s like getting two desserts in one!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownie

Cream Cheese Brownies 

Makes about 12 brownies 


  • 128 g. butter, melted 
  • 300 g. sugar 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 128 g. all-purpose flour 
  • 85 g. unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • ½ tsp. salt 
  • ½ tsp. baking soda 
  • 227 g. cream cheese, softened 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or coat with butter
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter and 256 grams of the sugar until smooth. Add three of the eggs and whisk until combined. Add flour, cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, salt, and baking soda and mix until combined. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese with the remaining sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth. 
  4. Pour ¾ of the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Spread cream cheese mixture on top and then add the remaining batter on top in spoonfuls. Use a toothpick or fork to gently swirl the batter. 
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool before cutting into squares.

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