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Cheesecake Brownies

These cheesecake brownies are rich and fudgy with a layer of cream cheese. The cheesecake and extra chocolatey layer make these the perfect decadent brownie recipe. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake brownies, cream cheese brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 2x2 brownies
Calories 268kcal
Author Rachel


Brownie Batter

  • 12 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 ½ sticks
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Cheesecake Batter

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Brownie Layer

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x10 pan with parchment paper. A 9x9 or 8x8 pan will also work.
  • Combine butter and chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and microwave again for another 30 seconds. Repeat in 15 second intervals until chocolate and butter are completely smooth and well combined.
  • Using a spoon, whisk or stand mixer with paddle attachment, add cocoa powder and stir well.
  • Add granulated sugar, stir until completely combined.
  • Add flour and stir until completely combined.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract and salt, stirring well to combine.
  • Reserve ⅓ cup of the brownie batter and spread the rest of the batter evenly into prepared pan.

Cheesecake Batter

  • Combine cream cheese and sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Use an electric mixer or stand mixer to beat until creamy. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter and it is smooth before the next step.
  • Stir in egg and vanilla extract. Stir until well-combined.
  • Spread cheesecake over prepared brownie batter. Take your reserved ⅓ cup brownie batter (if it has become stiff you can heat it up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds) and drizzle over cheesecake layer.
  • Use a knife to swirl brownie batter and cheesecake together.
  • Bake on 350°F for 35-40 minutes for an 8x10 pan or until center is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Adjust baking times to add additional time for an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan.
  • Allow to cool COMPLETELY before cutting and serving.


Serving: 12x2 brownie | Calories: 268kcal