Cheesecake Topping for Brownies or Cakes

"Kick it up a notch! Three simple ingredients make your already divine brownies even more scrumptious!"
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Ready In:
1 pan




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 Recipe #32204 -- really decadent and yummy! Thanks for sharing!
  3. 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!
  4. So Simple & So Good! Thanks for the great recipe! Tip for cutting brownies-use a plastic knife!
  5. This recipe was a great addition to the brownies I made over the weekend. Will definately be making these again in the future! Thanks for posting the recipe.


I am a newlywed living in beautiful Virginia with my husband and 3 doggies. I'm a little on the hyper side and I am happiest playing hostess and cooking for a crowd! My kitchen is my domain and I find cooking to be very therapeutic. On a day off you might find me brewing a fresh pot of iced tea and hanging out in the kitchen either cleaning and organizing or tinkering with recipes! I rarely follow favorite recipes to a "T", preferring instead to allow my creative side to take over. I especially love the holidays because it gives me even more of an excuse to bake! In the summertime I love visiting my mom and stepdad in the VA Beach area. I love the ocean and I love to go shopping with my mom!
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