Viennese Brownies


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Viennese Brownies by enrilemoine

Every time I bake my walnut brownies these Viennese brownies come to my mind.


They are called Viennese brownies and they are the perfect treat for the holiday season.

Grated chocolate an butter by enrlemoine

I don’t know why they are named Viennese.

Melted chocolate, by enrilemoine

I assume it’s because of the worldwide renowned Viennese patisserie…

Viennese Brownies

Or the so-called Viennese swirl…

Brownies in the making by enrilemoine

A Family Recipe

This is a recipe I cherish. I adapted from the recipe my dear Volga Gallego, my sister Andreina sister in law, gave me, almost 20 years ago.

Viennese Brownies in the making by enrilemoine

I was living in my hometown Caracas in Venezuela, she tasted my walnut brownies and we immediately exchanged recipes.

Almond topped brownies by enrilemoine

Volga was so sweet that she showed me the ‘technique’ to put the almond cream cheese batter in between the two layers of chocolate batter. 

Tray of brownies with almons

From the beginning, her brownies became ‘my’ brownies.

Viennese Brownies by enrilemoine

How to Make Viennese Brownies

I made these delicious brownies with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, a very fine type of chocolate, similar to the ones used in colonial times, with hints of vanilla, orange peel, and cinnamon…

Viennese Brownies by enrilemoine

Not only does it elevate any chocolate recipe, but it also makes it easier to prepare because it melts faster.  

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Viennese Brownies by enrilemoine

Viennese Brownies Recipe

Following is my not-to-be-missed recipe. I hope you like it as much as we do. Again, thanks to Volga for your generosity. Happy baking and thank you for subscribing to my Youtube channel and visiting my Amazon Store.

Viennese Brownies
4.82 from 27 votes

Viennese Brownies

These Viennese brownies are fudgy, dense and rich. They are like having brownies and cheesecake on every bite. The crunchy sliced almonds are like the cherry on top!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Resting time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 24 brownies
Calories: 258kcal


  • ¾ cup butter
  • 10 ounces AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Finely Grated  Chocolate
  • 1 ½ cups superfine sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 8- ounce cream cheese package
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds


  • Have all the ingredients at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cover a 6-by-9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate.
  • In a bowl, beat 3 eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Add 1¼ cups of the sugar and beat for 1 minute more.
  • Reduce the speed, add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until well incorporated, 1 more minute.
  • Add the melted butter and chocolate and mix well, 1 more minute. Set aside.
  • Rinse the mixer blades.
  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer, 1 minute.
  • Add the rest of the sugar and beat until dissolved. Add the egg and the almond extract and mix well. Set aside.
  • Put half of the chocolate batter in the prepared baking mold.
  • Pour the cream cheese batter and on top layer the rest of the chocolate batter.
  • Sprinkle the sliced almonds.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
  • Transfer the mold to a wire rack until it is completely cold.
  • Cut into squares.


Nutrition Facts
Viennese Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 326IU7%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese brownies, how to make viennese brownies, howto make brownies with cream cheese, Viennese brownies, viennese brownies recipe
Author: Enri

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