Cheesecake Brownies – Scrumptiously rich and fudgy brownies topped with a creamy cheesecake layer with a brownie swirl. A perfect cheesecake brownie combination!

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Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Do you love brownies? Do you love cheesecake? Well, today I have combined the two to create these delicious Cheesecake Brownies! A thick and fudgy brownie layer topped with a creamy, thick layer of cheesecake. And I’ve topped it off by swirling some more brownie into the cheesecake layer. Absolutely divine!

Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This recipe is another quick and easy one to throw together. Simply make the brownie batter in one bowl, and the cheesecake batter in another, bake the brownies until almost done, top with the cheesecake, swirl some brownie batter into it, and bake again. Cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate. Done!

Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Yield: 16 bars

Cheesecake Brownies

Scrumptiously rich and fudgy brownies topped with a creamy cheesecake layer with a brownie swirl. A perfect cheesecake brownie combination!

20 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the Brownies
  • 1 and 1/4 sticks (140g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (75g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 1/2 cup (60g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • For the Cheesecake
  • 2 and 1/4 cups (540g) full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (30g) plain/all-purpose flour

Instructions

    For the Brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8" baking pan with aluminium foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the butter, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder. Stir in the vanilla extract, then mix in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour until fully incorporated, beating until thick and shiny, about 40 - 50 strokes.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter, and set aside. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared pan, and spread out evenly. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the centre of the brownies is mostly set. Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack whilst preparing the cheesecake.
  4. For the Cheesecake
  5. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Beat in the egg, then fold in the vanilla extract, and flour.
  6. Pour the mixture over the brownie layer and spread out evenly. Spoon the reserved brownie batter on top, and using a toothpick, create swirls.
  7. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until the cheesecake centre is almost set, but still a little jiggly. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 4 - 5 hours. Cut into bars, and serve.

Notes

You can store the brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them for up to 2 – 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

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Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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42 Comments

42 Comments on Cheesecake Brownies

  1. Hanady
    May 16, 2016 at 10:07 am (8 months ago)

    This looks absolutely decadent and delicious!! Going to surprise my hubby with this when he gets back from Paris!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 10:18 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Hanady! I hope you give these a try!

      Reply
  2. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    May 16, 2016 at 11:54 am (8 months ago)

    Those look like divine little bites of goodness. I love cheesecake, and eating it in square form is even better.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Gloria!

      Reply
  3. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
    May 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm (8 months ago)

    Gosh girl you have a way with dessert! These cheesecake brownies look positively delicious! Also – I mean to ask – what FB sharing slider thingie do you use? It’s super cute!

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    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Jenn! I use the Shareaholic sharing buttons πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Just Jo
    May 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm (8 months ago)

    Ooo now that’s a cheesecake brownie! Finally a recipe with a proper cheesecake:brownie ratio. Love the look of these, deffo trying them πŸ˜€

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Jo! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  5. Christie
    May 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the layers and swirl on top. What a great dessert to bring to a potluck. They would be gone in seconds.

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    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 3:06 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Christie!

      Reply
  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    May 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm (8 months ago)

    Cheesecake and brownies together in one?! Yes please! Those swirls are so pretty, Marsha! Cheers, girl!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

      Reply
  7. Amanda
    May 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm (8 months ago)

    I am a hardcore brownie and cheesecake fan so these look like heaven. And the swirl is so pretty!

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    • Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  8. Lindsey @ Butter & Type
    May 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm (8 months ago)

    This recipe is right up my alley. I wish we lived closer so I could get some from you, haha! Also, that swirl is so on point. Love it.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 17, 2016 at 8:16 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Lindsey! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  9. James
    May 17, 2016 at 3:58 am (8 months ago)

    I’ve been planning on making something like this for a long time, so I’m very glad I stumbled upon your recipe. Definitely pinning for later.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 17, 2016 at 8:16 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, James!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      May 17, 2016 at 10:53 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Shelby! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Linda @ Today She Loves
    May 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm (8 months ago)

    These are absolutely divine! I love how pretty the swirls are and can imagine these as a perfect Christmas gift, wrapped individually.

    Marsha, I’m too lazy to blog/bake. How do you find your inspiration? I feel like I need someone to supervise me to get things done, lol.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Linda! Haha, I just love to bake! I always look forward to doing a new recipe post πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • Linda
        May 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm (8 months ago)

        Oh okay. I’m going to make this though and bring to work. πŸ™‚ I’ve never made cheesecake before and find it intimidating.

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        • Marsha
          May 19, 2016 at 5:52 pm (8 months ago)

          I hope you enjoy, Linda! πŸ™‚

          Reply
    • Marsha
      May 17, 2016 at 5:19 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Nicole!

      Reply
  11. AiPing | Curious Nut
    May 18, 2016 at 8:43 am (8 months ago)

    Cheesecake and brownie in one? I’m totally sold. Love them both.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, AiPing!

      Reply
  12. Jo
    May 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm (8 months ago)

    These look so delicious! I love cheesecake and brownies!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      May 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Jo!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      May 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Laura!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      May 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Tara!

      Reply
  13. Adina
    May 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm (8 months ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous! I made some cheesecake brownies recently, they were totally delicious but not as pretty as yours.

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    • Marsha
      May 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Adina!

      Reply
  14. Vicki
    July 22, 2016 at 12:44 am (6 months ago)

    Hi Marsha,
    These look fantastic. Can the finished slice be frozen so it can be made ahead of time?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 22, 2016 at 9:38 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Vicki! You can store the brownies in a airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them for up to 2 – 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving. Enjoy!

      Reply
  15. Nina Bielawski
    September 9, 2016 at 3:04 am (4 months ago)

    These are amazing!!! This was my first time ever making anything like cheesecake, so it seemed like a challenge. But, the recipe was easy to follow and they turned out delicious! I’m in love <3 I'm going to start making these very often, I can't get over how delectable they are. Thank you! πŸ˜€

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    • Marsha
      September 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you, Nina! I’m so glad you loved them! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  16. Rin
    December 29, 2016 at 6:22 am (3 weeks ago)

    Can baking paper be used instead of alluminium foil?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Yes it can πŸ™‚

      Reply

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