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Cheesecake Brownies

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

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Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Cheesecake Brownies

Scrumptiously rich and fudgy brownies topped with a creamy cheesecake layer with a brownie swirl. A perfect cheesecake brownie combination!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields 16 bars

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter 140g, melted
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar 250g
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder 75g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 1/2 cup plain/all-purpose flour 60g

For the Cheesecake

  • 2 and 1/4 cups full fat cream cheese 500g, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster/granulated sugar 100g
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain/all-purpose flour 30g

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.

For the Cheesecake

  1. 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.
  2. Pour the mixture over the brownie layer and spread out evenly. Spoon the reserved brownie batter on top, and using a toothpick, create swirls.
  3. 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.

Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Cheesecake Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Hanady
    May 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

    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

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

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    May 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

    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

      Thanks, Gloria!

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    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
    May 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    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

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

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    Just Jo
    May 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    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˜€

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      Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks, Jo! πŸ™‚

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    Christie
    May 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      May 16, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks, Christie!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    May 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    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

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm

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

  • Reply
    Lindsey @ Butter & Type
    May 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    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

      Thanks, Lindsey! πŸ™‚

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    James
    May 17, 2016 at 3:58 am

    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.

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    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    May 17, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Yummy! This brownies look gorgeous! I am LOVING the cheesecake in it =)

    • Reply
      Marsha
      May 17, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Thanks, Shelby! πŸ™‚

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    Linda @ Today She Loves
    May 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    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

      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

        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

          I hope you enjoy, Linda! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    May 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Talk about decadent! These brownies are made for a tall glass of milk.

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    May 18, 2016 at 8:43 am

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

  • Reply
    Jo
    May 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    These look so delicious! I love cheesecake and brownies!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
    May 19, 2016 at 11:53 am

    What a great combination! I really like the thick layer of cheesecake in the middle! Yum!

  • Reply
    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    May 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    These look like absolute perfection! And totally decadent and delicious. Yum!

  • Reply
    Adina
    May 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

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

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    Vicki
    July 22, 2016 at 12:44 am

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

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      Marsha
      July 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

      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
    Nina Bielawski
    September 9, 2016 at 3:04 am

    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

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

  • Reply
    Rin
    December 29, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Can baking paper be used instead of alluminium foil?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Yes it can πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Sarah
    January 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Do you use 2 8 oz bars of cream cheese?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      January 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Two 8 oz bars plus 2 oz.

  • Reply
    Nathalie
    May 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you very much for this recipe! I baked this as a dessert once, every one loved it! I’m going to make them again for my birthday party this weekend πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      May 13, 2017 at 12:57 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Nathalie! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Boyan Minchev
    July 4, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    OMG!!! Cheesecake brownies, such a delight. I wish I have them right now, anyway I will cook this recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing this amazing dessert.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      July 4, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      I hope you enjoy!

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