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Looking for a cheap, easy, and delicious homemade dessert recipe? Say hello to your new favorite โ€“ Cream Cheese Brownies. This recipe is a delightful blend of rich, chocolatey brownies and creamy cheesecake. Plus, it's wallet-friendly and easy to make!

Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

You will need:

  • cup of sugar1 cup sugar
  • half cup butter1/2 cup butter
  • four eggs4 eggs
  • cup of all-purpose flour1 cup all-purpose flour
  • half cup cocoa powder1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • cream cheeseCream cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, sugar, and eggs.
  4. Gradually add in the flour and cocoa powder, mixing until well combined.
  5. Pour the brownie mixture into the greased baking pan.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese until smooth.
  7. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie layer in the baking pan.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before cutting into squares and serving.


For a twist, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter before baking to create a marbled effect.

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Let's break down the ingredients and steps:

๐Ÿซ Gather Your Ingredients: What You'll Need for Cream Cheese Brownies

  • For the Brownie Layer:
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  5. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • For the Cream Cheese Layer:
    1. 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
    2. 1/4 cup sugar
    3. 1 egg
    4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

    ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Let's Get Baking: Step-by-Step Instructions for Your Cream Cheese Brownies

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Stir in sugar, eggs, and cocoa powder. Mix in the flour.
    3. Spread the brownie mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
    4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter. Swirl together using a knife or skewer.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Let it cool completely before cutting into squares.

    Voila! You have a batch of delectable Cream Cheese Brownies. This recipe is a hit at parties, potlucks, or for a simple dessert at home. It's a perfect example of how the power of cream cheese can transform a dish.

    Comparison of Cream Cheese Brownies with Other Cheap Dessert Recipes

    Now that you've mastered the Cream Cheese Brownies, let's see how it stacks up against other popular, inexpensive dessert recipes.

    DessertIngredients CostPreparation TimeDifficulty LevelTaste
    Cream Cheese Brownies$5-$71 hourEasy๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    Chocolate Chip Cookies$4-$645 minutesEasy๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    Vanilla Cupcakes$5-$81.5 hoursMedium๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    Apple Crumble$6-$91 hourMedium๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    Lemon Bars$4-$61 hourEasy๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

    As you can see, Cream Cheese Brownies hold their own against other cheap dessert recipes in terms of cost, preparation time, and most importantly, taste!

    Compared to other cheap dessert recipes, Cream Cheese Brownies offer a unique blend of flavors, easy preparation, and affordability. Plus, they can be easily modified to be gluten-free!

    If you're wondering how to bring this recipe to life, we have just the thing for you.

    After watching this video, you'll be well-equipped to make your own batch of delicious Cream Cheese Brownies. Let's move on to the next section!

    For visual learners, check out this baking tutorial to help guide you through the process. Now you're ready to impress your friends and family with a dessert that's as easy on the wallet as it is on the taste buds!

    Cheap and Delicious Dessert Recipes Quiz

    Test your knowledge on the Cream Cheese Brownies recipe and other cheap dessert recipes!

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    Evelyn Sweetwater
    Baking, Gluten-free recipes, Cream cheese desserts, Food photography

    Evelyn Sweetwater is a pastry chef turned writer with a passion for all things sweet. With over 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge to Sweet Sea Man. Evelyn specializes in gluten-free and cream cheese dessert recipes, ensuring everyone can enjoy a delicious treat.