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Marble Squares

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


  • 1- 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 2 1/3 c sugar divided
  • 3 eggs divided
  • 3/4 c water
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 c chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease and flour a 15x10in jelly roll pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl; combine softened cream cheese and 1/3 c sugar, mixing well until blended. Beat in 1 egg. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan combine the butter, water and unsweetened chocolate. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  4. In a large bowl combine the flour, remaining 2 c sugar, baking soda and salt. Pour in the chocolate mixture and beat on low until incorporated. Mix in the sour cream and remaining eggs. Once combined pour into greased and floured jelly roll pan.
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture over the chocolate batter. Cut through batter with a butter knife several times for a marble effect. I usually go up vertically and again across horizontally. Then sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes (check at 20 min). Or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool and cut in to squares. Store in an airtight container.