Cheesecake Topping for Brownies or Cakes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Kick it up a notch! Three simple ingredients make your already divine brownies even more scrumptious!


  1. Combine three ingredients using a hand-mixer until soft and creamy.
  2. Gently spoon over brownie or cake batter.
  3. Swirl topping with a knife, cutting through the batter underneath.
  4. Bake per directions of your favorite brownie or cake recipe.
  5. Cool completely before cutting.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I also added almond extract to this topping. Came out great! This topping does add a few minutes baking time to my favorite brownie recipe.

chanelchantrill September 17, 2009

I've made this twice in the past two weeks, both times to rave reviews. The first time -- in honor of St. Pat's Day -- I tinted it by adding a drop or two of green food coloring, and it made a *very* pretty contrast to the dark chocolate brownies (and would be great when paired with mint-flavored brownies!). The second time, I kept it plain, but added about 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract to the topping to further bring out the nutty flavor of that batch of brownies. Again, fantastic! My fiance and our roomie both love cream cheese, so this has become our new favorite brownie topping. It's heavenly paired with "Whatever Floats Your Boat" Brownies! -- really decadent and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne the Pirate Queen March 24, 2009

This topping was a great addition to my brownies Harley! We really liked the added touch. My grandchildren were picking off the topping with their finger and licking it saying, "MMMMMMMMmmmm, good na na"! I guess that says it all!

CookinNEatinGal September 20, 2008