cream cheese brownies

May 11, 2012 by Angie

This week’s Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking challenge is black and white.  I used the vegan brownies recipe from Week 1 and added a cream cheese swirl to the top.  I used fat-free dairy cream cheese but these can easily be made vegan by substituting the same amount of vegan cream cheese.

Cream cheese topping ingredients:

8 oz package of fat-free cream cheese (or vegan cream cheese)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


1.  Make the vegan brownies as directed in Week 1’s post and spread the batter into the pan.  Before baking stop and follow these next steps.

2.  Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.  Add the cornstarch, flour, and vanilla and beat again until smooth.

3.  Drop the cream cheese mixture onto the brownie batter in clumps.  Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter to create a marbleized look.  I had a lot of the cream cheese mixture so I ended up covering top of the brownies with it and then trying to swirl with the knife so that the brownie part showed through.

4.  Bake for 35 minutes in your oven’s lowest rack.

I’m bringing these to a get-together tonight but Cute Husband and I tried them last night for…science.  They’re pretty decadent and amazing.  Delicious, gooey, chocolate brownie with sweet, creamy, cream cheese mixed into every bite!

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