Treat Yo Self: Marbled Cheesecake Brownies

I’ve been absolutely terrible about blogging lately and I was getting a little frustrated with Collegiate Creative becoming just a short blurb, a photo, and then a recipe. It felt more like a chore than something I should enjoy. So, I have been cooking a lot and thinking a lot and it seems like a pattern- when I stop blogging, everything else in my life seems to fall apart. I’ve started back up again in hopes that things that get put back together! And how better to put things back together than with brownies. And cheesecake. How about cheesecake brownies?!

Marbled Cheesecake Brownies

These are so unbelievably delicious and easy – they taste like you spent all afternoon on them and they are the perfect thing to make for your friends! They will not stick around too long (the brownies, not your friends 😉 )

Brownie Batter: These ingredients should be dependent upon what your brownie mix calls for – I used Ghirardelli brand, but you should pick your favorite!

  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
Cream Cheese Topping:
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a 9×9″ glass baking dish (I would suggest lining it with parchment paper and greasing with non-stick spray
  2. Mix together brownie mix with oil, water and egg. Pour into baking dish.
  3. Using a hand-mixer, whip together cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla. Dollop on top of the brownie batter.
  4. Using a knife, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter, marbling it together on the top. It doesn’t have to be completely blended, you should be able to see the swirls!
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the top cracks (it will settle back down when cooling) and the brownie looks cooked through on the sides
  6. Cool for 20 minutes and cut into pieces! Enjoy!



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Categories: Desserts

Author:Rachel Johnson

Writer/Photographer/Food Person Stupid Good: When food is so simple and delicious, it's just stupid.

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2 Comments on “Treat Yo Self: Marbled Cheesecake Brownies”

  1. January 24, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Aw, I hope life gets better for you soon 🙂 I enjoy reading your blog, even if they are just short and “sweet” posts (and yes, pun intended!)

  2. January 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    These are such a cute idea!

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