Butterscotch Cream Cheese Brownies


These are wonderful and rich without being heavy - true brownies with a cream cheese swirl and butterscotch chips on top.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 10x13-inch baking dish


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 ⅓ cups white sugar, divided

  • 3 eggs, divided

  • ¾ cup water

  • cup cocoa powder

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (11 ounce) package butterscotch chips (Nestle® Toll House®)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 egg together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth.

  3. Mix water, cocoa powder, and butter together in a saucepan; heat over medium-low heat until melted, about 5 minutes.

  4. Combine flour, remaining 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, sour cream, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl. Beat chocolate mixture into flour mixture until batter is smooth; spread into the prepared baking dish. Spoon cream mixture over batter and run a knife through the cream cheese mixture to spread into a marbled pattern. Sprinkle butterscotch chips over top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

In the picture, the cream cheese is not as "swirly" as it could be, but you get the idea. I forgot to butter and flour the pan one time but had sprayed with Pam(R) - they came out fine but stuck a little more to the pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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