Keto Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

72 ratings

These brownies are so fudgy and delicious! What makes them even more decadent is the cheesecake swirl that tops them all!

  • Net Carbs

    3.5 g

  • Fiber

    1.6 g

  • Total Carbs

    23.1 g

  • Protein

    6.2 g

  • Fats

    16.7 g

200 cals

Keto Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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  • Melted Butter

    Melted Butter

    8 tbsp

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    1 cup

  • 100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    1 cup

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    4 large

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    ¾ cup

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    8 ounce

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    1 cup

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    4 large

Recipe Steps

steps 6

45 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter, 1 cup of Swerve, cocoa powder, salt, eggs, and vanilla extract until incorporated. Add the almond flour and mix it in.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a separate mixing bowl, heat the cream cheese for 30 seconds until softened. Add 1 egg, ½ cup of Swerve, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until combined.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Line an 8” x 8” baking dish with parchment paper that hangs over the sides some. Spray the parchment with cooking spray. Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Spoon the cream cheese mixture all over the top of the brownie batter, then using a butter knife swirl the cream cheese into the brownie batter well.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    You should have two distinct layers, which is a brownie layer and a cream cheese layer with some brownie swirls.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Bake for 30-35 minutes until the center is cooked through and the edges are lightly browned. Cool at room temperature until cool to the touch. Then refrigerate the brownies until chilled before cutting. To make cutting easier, run a knife under hot water before making each cut. This keeps the knife clean and warm, which helps cut through the brownies. Keep stored in the fridge until ready to eat!
    Step 6

Comments 29

  • UnbelievableCauliflower677128

    UnbelievableCauliflower677128 10 months ago

    Recipe needs to be corrected as there are not 4 eggs in the cream cheese mixture. This will also affect macros so it's better to redo this as a custom recipe. I imagine that's why some people's stuff didn't turn out.

    • RemarkableMacadamia250031

      RemarkableMacadamia250031 8 months ago

      It only says 1 egg ?

    • UnbelievableCauliflower677128

      UnbelievableCauliflower677128 10 months ago

      Also. It doesn't say how much salt.

  • Katherine

    Katherine a year ago

    Absolutely delicious! I only used 2/3 cup cocoa powder, added chopped walnuts to the brownie batter and added sugar free eggnog flavoured syrup to the cheesecake mixture. Now I can eat a decadent dessert during the holidays while still following Keto!

    • Rae

      Rae a year ago

      How many eggs did you use in the first step>

  • Heather

    Heather 2 years ago

    Tastes very good. I stepped away from oven for a couple of minutes and kinda burned the top....good idea to watch over after 20 mins!

    • Bjf

      Bjf 2 years ago

      These turned out delicious! I did use 1/2 C cocoa as one review suggested and they were great! I had no problem cutting them while they were still warm and the cream cheese topping was plenty. I wish I could share a picture of how well they look. I will definitely be using this recipe again!

      • Sassymonster

        Sassymonster 2 years ago

        I added walnuts and sugar free chocolate chips **update** these were a Huge hit at work! I made a cream cheese peanut butter frosting! They were delicious!

        • StupendousMacadamia569255

          StupendousMacadamia569255 2 years ago

          Made them they were delicious!!!

          • Cindy68

            Cindy68 3 years ago

            Great recipe if you make some adjustments, like cut the cocoa by half and double the cheese mixture and it is an amazing dessert, absolutsly decadent!

            • MirthfulCauliflower799515

              MirthfulCauliflower799515 3 years ago

              Making it, I thought this would be good, but unfortunately I was wrong. Not good at all.

              • TawandaTrucker

                TawandaTrucker 3 years ago

                Can you sub Splenda for the Swerve?

                • IneffableKale391531

                  IneffableKale391531 3 years ago

                  Bitter aftertaste

                  • Rattleshakes

                    Rattleshakes 3 years ago

                    These are fantastic! Recipe is too big for me though so I hope they freeze well.

                    • Akellyn

                      Akellyn 3 years ago

                      Absolutely delicious. I am a brownie lover, but add cream cheese and 🤯! These had an excellent texture, moist, but not oily like many keto brownies I have tried. This is definitely a keeper for me.

                      • Cody

                        Cody 3 years ago

                        Delicious. Came out perfect, swirls and all ♥️

                        • Kimmccary

                          Kimmccary 3 years ago

                          Overall decent taste with good texture. There is too much cocoa powder making the brownie a little bitter. Also, the ratio of cheese mixture to brownie is about half of what pic shows. I will make this again, and next time use only 2/3 cup cocoa and double the cream cheese mixture.

                          • Arugulalife33

                            Arugulalife33 3 years ago

                            Terrible aftertaste. So disappointed in the result. I possibly overcooked this (cooked 35 min), the top was golden which made the cheesecake not as great as I could have been. The brownie level was not good at all. I could taste the swerve and it was not enjoyable. I will not make this again.

                            • Michelle

                              Michelle 3 years ago

                              This recipe is absolutely delicious!

                              • FortuitousCauliflower116093

                                FortuitousCauliflower116093 3 years ago

                                AmaZing!!!! love this recipe, we cooked for 50 minutes though

                                • Dns

                                  Dns 3 years ago

                                  I don’t know what I did wrong, however, the bottom layer was so solid. I could not even mix the two layers. Waiting ‘till it baked 🙏🏽

                                  • merryzadra

                                    merryzadra 3 years ago

                                    The batter tastes great!! Have had to add 20 extra minutes on the cooking time thus far.... they look good, and the batter tasted great! Guess we will see how they taste cooked.

                                    • SophiaVonLuschka

                                      SophiaVonLuschka 3 years ago

                                      Cooked for an hour. Didn’t swirl much because the brownie part is pretty thick batter but the taste is so good. Ran out of swerve confectioners and used granular instead, perhaps why batter was thicker but everything was moist and super yum.

                                      • Webmania

                                        Webmania 3 years ago

                                        I'm using all confectioners and my batter is still thick. It's in the oven now so we'll see

                                    • Sue

                                      Sue 3 years ago

                                      These little suckers are great!!!! We extended the baking time to 50 minutes total.

                                      • Aimless

                                        Aimless 3 years ago

                                        Is this the swerve confectioners or granulated sugar???

                                        • titejulie0

                                          titejulie0 3 years ago

                                          Perfect for my cake craving. Mine looks more like 3/4 chocolate and 1/4 cheesecake but it’s good. Do only the chocolate mix and you get a perfect brownie! I also cook it 15 min more and the 4 squares in the middle are undercook but good anyway.

                                          • Limasierra97

                                            Limasierra97 4 years ago

                                            I put it in for the 30 minutes and it wasn’t cooked through. I added another 5, still not done. Another five, cheesecake still liquid. I ended up cooking another almost 20 minutes before the cheesecake part was cooked as described. I tried some and it’s not horrible, but I couldn’t finish a square. The brownie portion left a bad taste in my mouth.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Anonymous 3 years ago

                                              I had to cook another 20 mins longer too