Light Fudge Swirled Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Light Fudge Swirled Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

How To Make Light Fudge Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Enjoy your chocolate fix with fewer worries with these low-calorie cheesecake brownies, topped with a tasty swirl of fudge, for a decadent treat!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 8ozcream cheese,reduced-fat
  • cupsugar
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 1large egg

For Brownie Layer:

  • 2ozchocolate,semi-sweet, coarsely chopped
  • 3tbspbutter,unsalted
  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • ½cupcocoa powder,unsweetened, Dutch process
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¾cupdark brown sugar,packed
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cupbuttermilk,low fat
  • 2large egg whites
  • 2tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line an 8×8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

Cheesecake Layer:

  1. Beat the cream cheese for about 1 minute until smooth and creamy. Beat in the sugar and vanilla until smooth.

  2. Lastly, beat in the egg until smooth. Set aside.

Brownie Layer:

  1. Put the chocolate, butter, and oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook 30 seconds at a time, stirring until it is melted and smooth.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl add the brown sugar, sugar, buttermilk, egg whites, and vanilla. Whisk vigorously until the batter is thick and glossy.

  4. Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture and mix until incorporated. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Reserve ½ cup of the brownie mixture.

  5. Pour the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Pour the cheesecake mixture on top.

  6. Use the reserved ½ cup of the brownie mixture and drop large dollops on top. Swirl with a knife or the bottom of a wooden spoon.

  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is just set.

  8. Let cool completely and cut into 2-inch squares. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 200.37kcal
  • Fat: 10.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.89g
  • Fiber: 1.41g
  • Sugar: 16.82g
  • Protein: 3.45g
  • Cholesterol: 33.25mg
  • Sodium: 145.50mg
  • Calcium: 58.18mg
  • Potassium: 115.23mg
  • Iron: 1.05mg
  • Vitamin A: 76.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.08mg
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