Keto Cream Cheese Swirl Brownie

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If you’re looking for a fun twist on a classic, this keto cream cheese swirl brownie is for you! I have been trying to perfect this keto cream cheese swirl brownie for quite some time. 

After many tries, I finally succeeded in baking the fudgiest, most delicious keto brownie I’ve ever tasted.  This is a really simple recipe, and I was surprised at just how little time and effort it took to make. 

When I think of a good brownie, I imagine a chocolaty decadent delight, fudgy yet not overly dense. YUM!

Unfortunately countless online recipes weren’t cutting it. So that’s when I decided to make my own!

And let’s just say, that this keto cream cheese swirl brownie was exactly what I missing from my life! The combination of the decadent chocolate and the cream cheese is to die for!

Keto Cream Cheese Swirl Brownie Ingredients:

Keto Brownie:
Cream Cheese:

  • 3/4 cream cheese

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 3 tbsp monkfruit sweetener

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

The texture is creamy and soft, and the flavor is so rich. It’s not just that it’s fudgy, but it’s also melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

You’ll be tempted to eat the whole thing. It’s that good, and somehow still keto!?!


Cream Cheese Swirl:

My intention was to add a layer of creamy texture to balance the richness of the chocolate, and it worked out perfectly.

I used a 3/4 cup of cream cheese, however If you want your swirl to be more pronounced then simply add another 1/8 cup of cream cheese, for a thicker layer of creaminess. 

Personally, I like how my cheese blended into my brownie and gave it a creamy chocolaty layer on top of it’s fudgy brownie layer.


The mixing of the ingredients:

One very important note about this recipe is that you must beat the egg whites in a separate bowl before mixing them into your batter. The egg whites will give your brownie the light and moist texture it needs.

Beat the egg whites until frothy to incorporate as much air as possible before folding them into your batter.


This keto cream cheese swirl brownie is a perfect treat for a party, or a get together with friends.  It’s easy to make, and it’s a great low carb dessert for all occasions!  


I prefer this keto cream cheese swirl brownie with ice cream!

As an ice cream lover, I couldn’t help but put some ice cream on top of this decadent chocolaty dessert. My favorite keto ice cream brand is Rebel so I put some keto cookies and cream ice cream on top.

You can never go wrong with cookies and cream ice cream! Am I right!?!

Comment below and tell me which keto ice cream flavor is your favorite. 

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Don’t forget to leave a comment and share your picture with me on Instagram @sweetketolife  I love seeing your creations. Tag me!


Keto Cream Cheese Swirl Brownie

Yaidy Santiago
The texture is creamy and soft, and the flavor is so rich. It's not just that it's fudgy, but it's also melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Treat
Cuisine gluten free, keto, low carb
Servings 9


  • 8 x 8 inch pan


Brownie Batter

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup dark chocolate powder
  • ¾ cup monkfruit sweetener
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese

  • ¾ cup cream cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp monkfruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Brownie Batter

  • To prepare the keto brownie batter, preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix the softened butter and dark chocolate powder. Beat it for a minute and then place it in the microwave for 40 seconds.
  • Combine dry ingredients: almond flour, monkfruit sweetener, and baking powder.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place your three egg whites. Beat them until they’re tripled in size.
  • Place the egg yolks into your butter and chocolate mixture while whisking.
  • Combine your dry ingredients with the butter and chocolate mixture. Beat until combined.
  • Fold the egg whites into the brownie batter very carefully. You don’t want to get rid of the air that has been incorporated in the eggs. Fold until you see no white spots.
  • Place the batter in the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.

Cream Cheese

  • In a small bowl, place the cream cheese and microwave it for 35 seconds.
  • Add the vanilla extract, monkfruit sweetener, and egg yolk. Beat until well combined.
  • Pour or scoop the cream cheese onto the brownie batter.
  • With a butter knife, insert the knife and make S-shapes back and forth from side to side.
  • Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until slightly firm in the center.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting and removing from the pan.
Keyword brownie, chocolate chips, cream cheese, keto, swirl

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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