20 Sep 2012

Marble Cream Cheese Brownie

I have been oogling and googling marble brownies for the longest time, but have never made them.

Until now! Sadly, it doesn't really look too much like a marble topping. I got a little too enthusiastic with swirling the top. I even used 2 knives. This is why most people try their best to keep knives away from me. I get too excited.

I rarely buy cream cheese. But when I do, I always plan on making something with it. I have these grand ideas of making cheesecake, muffins, cupcakes...But they never pan out. I always end up leaving the cream cheese in the fridge, and it doesn't get used, until I find that it has expired. Sigh.

This ALMOST happened to this. Almost. I found it a few days before it expired. And I knew right away what I had to do with it.

Warning. These are pretty rich. And you will not be able to stop eating them. You will keep shoveling them in your mouth (preferably with a shovel) until they are gone. Well, at least that's what happened to me..

What you'll need:

For the brownie
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 cup white sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt

For the cream cheese marble
-1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
-1 egg
-1/3 cup white sugar


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray an 8x8 inch baking pan.
    2.   In a medium bowl, beat together the vegetable oil, 1 cup white sugar, vanilla and 2 eggs until fully combined. Mix in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt until fully incorporated.
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 egg and 1/3 cup sugar until smooth.
    4.   Pour the brownie batter in the prepared pan, and dollop the cream cheese mixture over top. Using a knife, swirl the two batters together.
    5.   Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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  1. I'm the same and thanks for reminding me that there's a pack of cream cheese sitting in my fridge that I totally forgot about!Now I know what I'm going to do with it :)Your brownies look divine!

  2. Oh my heavens! These brownies look so decadent... I want them so bad! These remind me of black bottom cupcakes that I made once or twice before. Gotta get back on that and make my boyfriend one happy man! Also, I tend to forget all the goods I hoard in the refrigerator until almost too late... then they have to be cooked into something, otherwise, bad tummy aches.

  3. Hi Cathleen, your cream cheese brownies look so good, very well baked. It sure taste heavenly with a cup of coffee.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  4. Haha! I'd be excited too when I try to make swirl on my first brownies! ;) I've never done it and always amused by everyone's creations. Looks really delicious and you made nice swirls. :)

  5. Ooh, these brownies look delicious.

  6. Your warning are more like invitations to me:))) great brownies!

  7. yes, definitely my type of dessert

  8. Oh wow, I would love to have a bite of that brownie!

  9. I'm ogling your page now :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. YUM! I need to stop looking at desserts in the morning :)

  11. no, if you ask me, i will tell you it's marble, the swirls are nice ! i almost wanted to take a bite at the last picture!

  12. Luce muy tentador una verdadera delicia,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  13. Delicious brownies, Love that marble shade.

  14. I know I wouldn't be able to stop in just one piece! It looks super moist and tasty!

  15. Ooooh! Some drool worthy ingredients going into these brownies... Looks incredibly delicious :)

  16. ok the warning sold me on these, ok actually, as soon as you said cream cheese I was sold :)

  17. Swirling is hard! At least for me. When it comes to decorating things, I'm, um, challenged. Just not good at it at all. BTW, if you need a quick use for cream cheese that's about to expire, if you've never tried it, it's great in grilled cheese sandwiches. Add some really ripe tomatoes - great sandwich. Not as good as these brownies, though - these look terrific. Come to think of it, just make another batch of these!

  18. Oh yeah ?! You should see my previous attempt ! :P :D I'll happily shovel these deliciousness in my mouth , who cares if it's calorific ! lol

  19. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  20. Not sure what it is, but cream cheese totally sets brownies over the top! These look so good, and now I'm craving chocolate. ;)

  21. I only buy cream cheese in hopes to bake something with them as well!

    & these look wonderful!

  22. Marble Cream Cheese Brownies are delicious - no doubt there and your version looks and sounds wonderful!


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