Raspberry + Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Raspberries are in season, kids! So is dark chocolate… and cream cheese, of course.  And what would you know these gems have all three!  If you’re on a diet or if you don’t like butter, read no further because these are brownies, not diet food. Processed with VSCOcam with m3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m3 preset Making fun of yourself is always fun, so here is picture of me struggling to take an artsy action picture while my family laughs at me. Blogging isn’t as easy it looks! Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m3 preset When cutting brownies, always use a plastic knife because the brownie will not stick to it like it would to a metal one.  This way you’re getting cleaner cuts and not demolishing your brownies before you actually get to demolish them! Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset

Raspberry + Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Prep time: 20 min / Cook time: 50-60 min / Servings: 12


  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks of butter, diced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 – 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 2 TB melted butter
  • 2 TB maple syrup
  • 6 oz. raspberries, fresh or frozen

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large glass bowl placed over a pot of simmering water, melt together butter and chocolate.  Stir constantly until smooth. (Be sure that the water is not actually touching the bowl). 2.  Once all of the chocolate is melted, remove bowl from heat and add in sugars and then eggs.  Fold in cocoa powder, salt, and flour.  Pour batter into a buttered 9×13 pan. 3.  In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, and maple syrup.  Drop small spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture into batter.  Next, lightly mash raspberries and drop into pan.  Using a butter knife, swirl batter, cream cheese, and berries.  Bake for 50-60 minutes.

9 thoughts on “Raspberry + Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

  1. I love brownies. And raspberries. And cream cheese. Oh my goodness, I have to try these! Happy to have found your blog via the MN Blogger’s Facebook page. I totally get trying to take blog pictures and how tricky it can be. Even so, your photos look fantastic!

  2. Greetings, I discovered your blog on the MN Blogger Facebook page as well! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I must make these soon!!!

  3. most importantly, these brownies look delicious. also important? that photograph of you taking a picture of the treats – so accurate and pretty funny for anyone that knows the nuances of blogging 🙂

    ps- i found you on the minnesota bloggers website, and i wanted to say hello 🙂 are you in the cities, or do you live farther out?

  4. Haha! I just LOVE the picture with your foot up on the counter! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one 😉 I just found your blog through the MN Bloggers Facebook group and I’m excited to read more!

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