Cheesecake Brownies

These classic Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect combination of soft, chewy brownie swirled with a sweetened cream cheese layer!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

Cream Cheese


For the Cheesecake layer – cream cheese – granulated sugar – vanilla extract – egg


For the Brownies – unsalted butter – natural cocoa powder – granulated white sugar – light brown sugar – large eggs – vanilla extract – all-purpose flour – kosher salt – semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cheesecake Brownies


12 Brownies



total time

45 Minutes

prep time

20 Minutes

1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375F degrees. Lightly butter an 8×8 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper.


1. Beat the cream cheese mixture until smooth about 1 minute. Add in your sugar and vanilla and beat until very smooth (about 1 to 2 minutes). Add in your egg and mix until combined. Set the filling aside.

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1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa powder and sugars.

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2. Stir in eggs and vanilla.

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3. Stir in flour and salt.

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4. Stir in chocolate chips.

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5. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the brownie batter to be swirled on top later. Spread the rest of the batter into your prepared pan. Pour your cheesecake filling over and smooth to cover the brownie batter. Then with a spoon drop tablespoons of the reserved brownie batter evenly over the cheesecake filling. With a clean knife, run the knife through the filling in a criss-cross pattern to swirl the brownie and cheesecake together.

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6. Place in the oven on a center rack and bake for 30-35 minutes until cheesecake is set and slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to completely cool. Then remove from the pan and cut into squares.

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