Brownies or Cake? I will always choose a brownie over a piece of cake, especially if it is a cream cheese swirl brownies!
Brownies are usually my go to recipe when I need to take a bake good to church or for a fundraiser for school or band. They are simple and you can make so many varieties without ever getting bored with a brownie.
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup baking chips
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat oven to 350ºF Grease square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix brownie mix according to package directions. In small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside. Spread 3/4 of brownie batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through mixture with knife several times for marbled design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownie comes out almost clean. Cool completely Store covered in refrigerator.
The trick to a good swirl is the placement of the top batter. In larger pans, I usually place small amounts of batter all around the pan.
I will swirl the knife in one direction, remove the knife and clean off the batter, and then swirl in the opposite direction and stop. Over swirling just mixes the batters together.
These go quickly so you may need to make 2 batches.
What is your favorite brownie?
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