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Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake Brownies take your traditional brownies to the next level. Enjoy the indulgent combination of a brownie with a cheesecake topping.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 1 box brownie mix and ingredients typically vegetable oil water, and eggs
  • 8 ounces package cream cheese softened
  • cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8x8 square baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Mix up brownie mix according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup brownie mix and pour the remaining batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Beat together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Beat in egg gently.
  • Drop scoops of cream cheese mixture onto the brownie batter.
  • Mix a tablespoon of water into the reserved brownie batter to thin it out just a bit. Drop this remaining brownie batter over the top of the batter in the baking dish, between the scoops of cream cheese mixture.
  • Use a knife or spatula to gently swirl the cream cheese mixture and brownie batter.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out with just a few crumbs on it (approximately 50 to 55 minutes).
  • Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into them.


PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don't end up with lumps in your cheesecake mixture.
PRO TIP: A wooden skewer also works really well when swirling the batter together.
PRO TIP: If you try to cut your brownies before they are cooled enough, you won’t get clean cuts. Try to resist sampling until they are cool.