Halloween Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

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Halloween Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies have a layer of rich, dark chocolate brownie topped with a layer of orange cheesecake then swirled together for a spooky treat.


Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: 9 brownies | Calories: 357kcal


For the Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

halloween cream cheese swirl brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside

For the Brownie Layer

  1. In a medium bowl, add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a small bowl, add the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix with a fork until well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until just combined.
  4. Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter for the swirls then pour the remaining batter into the prepared baking dish.

For the Cream Cheese Layer

  1. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, egg, & vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add in the orange food coloring and stir to combine.
  3. Gently spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie batter.
  4. Drop tablespoons of the remaining brownie batter on top and gently swirl with a knife or skewer.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set. Remove and let cool completely before slicing.

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