Chocolate Chip Marble Brownies

Bake Time35-40 minutes | Original Recipe on Taste As You Go


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. (Even though my Perfect Slice pan is non-stick, I still greased it a little bit. Just to be sure nothing got stuck!)
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cocoa powder and the baking powder. Stir in 1/3 cup of the melted butter.
  3. Slowly pour in the boiling water and stir until the mixture thickens.
  4. Stir in 2 cups of the sugar, the eggs, and the remaining 1/3 cup of melted butter.
  5. Add the flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and the salt. Stir until completely combined.
  6. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and then pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  7. To prepare the cream cheese mixture, beat the cream cheese in a stand mixer or with a hand-mixer until smooth. Add the remaining sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix until blended.
  8. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter and cut through batter with a knife to create a marble effect.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack before cutting and serving.

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