Best Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
Cheesecake Brownies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 
These marbled cheesecake brownies are a total crowd pleaser! The combination of rich, fudgy chocolate and tangy cream cheese just can't miss!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie, Brownies, Cheesecake, Cheesecake Brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 506 kcal
Ingredients
For the brownie layer
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For the cheesecake layer
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
To make the brownie layer:
  1. Mist a 9x9-inch pan* with non-stick spray, and line with parchment.
  2. Place the sugar, melted butter, cocoa, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Mix in the eggs until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold in the flour, baking powder, and salt, and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  5. Top with cheesecake.
To make the cheesecake layer:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix until smooth.
  3. Drop dollops of the cheesecake mixture over the unbaked brownies, and swirl with the tip of a knife.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the cheesecake brownies are set around the edges but still a little soft towards the center.
  5. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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Recipe Notes

*This recipe can also be baked in a 9x13-inch pan. The brownies will come out a little thinner, and the bake time may need to be adjusted.

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Nutrition Facts
Cheesecake Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 326mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 46g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.