Easy Cream Cheese Brownies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This makes a big 13x9 pan of brownies, using a brownie box mix. Super easy and looks gormet when you are done! (Be sure to buy the box mix that says that it makes a 13x9 recipe or you'll have problems.) The mix I use is by Betty Crocker.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Brownie

  • 1 (20 ounce) package fudge brownie mix (13x9 size)
  • 14 cup water (or what mix calls for)
  • 13 cup oil (or what your mix calls for)
  • 2 eggs (or what your mix calls for)
  • Topping

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions (water, oil, eggs).
  3. Pour into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  4. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Add sugar and mix. Add vanilla and egg; mix until well-blended.
  6. Place cheese mixture in dolups over the whole pan, leaving some brownie showing inbetween.
  7. Cut or swirl through batter several times with a knife or fork for a marbled effect. It can be tricky to get a good marble effect so be careful not to over work it.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool; cut into squares. (These will also freeze well).
Most Helpful

Loved this recipe. I added a pinch of instant coffee to enhance the flavor of the brownies. I also added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract to the cream cheese mixture. These brownies came out rich and moist!

Tampa Chef85 October 30, 2009

Very yummy! This recipe needs no tweaking, and I followed it exactly as written (for a change). It's the perfect choice if you, like me, love brownies and love cheesecake. The cheesecake layer cooked perfectly while my brownie layer was still very moist, just the way I like it. Make sure that you do just what the poster said: just swirl it a little bit so that it doesn't get mixed up and it will be fabulous! I will make this often!

Cheffie M December 21, 2012

Great! Did add handful or semi sweet choc chips.
My mom used to make these topped with homemade chocolate frosting.

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