Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

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Cheesecake Brownie Recipe – Delicious homemade brownies packed with a cream cheese filling and extra chocolate for the ultimate treat! Super soft, fudgy and rich. these cheesecake brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream dessert!

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Homemade Brownies

This brownie recipe is my husband’s favorite and it’s requested A LOT! The homemade brownies have a layer of fudge brownie studded with chocolate chips, a layer of cheesecake and then another brownie layer with chocolate chips on top. They are super fudgy and rich and any chocolate lover’s dream dessert. These cheesecake brownies are such a fun and delicious twist on the classic brownie recipe and are still really simple to make. I doctored a box mix to make things a little easier and they tasted amazing, especially when you add a few of my secret ingredients. Make sure to have a tall and cold glass of milk ready with these gooey cheesecake brownies!

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My kids helped me whip up this brownie recipe and they each took turns stirring the batter. They may have snuck the spoon after too…I don’t blame them :) Brownie batter is almost as good as the finished dessert! When making the homemade brownies, I like to line my pan with foil. This helps make clean up a breeze, as well as makes it easier to cut the cheesecake brownies. I love to swirl the brownie batter and cream cheese mixture to give the homemade brownies that beautiful marble design. So much swirled goodness….YUM!

 

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How to Make Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9×9″ pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add brownie mix, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, egg & 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Stir for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, sugar, egg & vanilla. Mix with electric mixer for 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy.
  4. Place half of brownie batter in the pan & then place the cream cheese mixture on top. Add 9 scoops of brownie batter to the top & swirl with a knife to create a marble effect. Top with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake cheesecake brownies for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Remove from oven & allow to set for at least 30 minutes, before cutting. Remove foil from pan then slice.

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What Desserts Can I Make with Brownie Mix?

One of the great things about this brownie recipe is that I used brownie mix to make it a little simpler. The cheesecake brownies still taste delicious and homemade, but the brownie mix helps to save some time. There are so many dessert recipes that can be made with brownie mix and by adding a few more additional ingredients, it can really help elevate the dessert. Check out a couple of my delicious dessert recipes below that include brownie mix.

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Brownie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe, homemade brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 265 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Cheesecake Brownie Recipe - Delicious homemade brownies packed with a cream cheese filling and extra chocolate for the ultimate treat! Super soft, fudgy and rich. These cheesecake brownies are a chocolate lover's dream dessert!

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Ingredients

  • 18 oz brownie mix (1 box)
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (1 package)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9×9″ pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the brownie mix, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, egg and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Stir for 2 minutes, or until smooth.

  3. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer for 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy.

  4. Place half of the brownie batter in the pan and then place the cream cheese mixture on top. Then add 9 scoops of the brownie batter to the top. Swirl with a knife to create a marble effect. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake cheesecake brownies for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Remove from the oven and allow to set for at least 30 minutes, before cutting. Remove foil from pan then slice.

  5. Enjoy homemade brownies with a cold glass of milk! :)

Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have buttermilk, place 1 teaspoon of distilled vinegar into the milk and let sit for a few minutes. This will act as buttermilk.

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Nutrition Facts
Brownie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 comments on “Cheesecake Brownie Recipe”

  1. These brownies look amazing and I’m sure they taste fantastic as well.

  2. I have a question, at the end of the Cheesecake Brownies you left a side bar, but I believe you left some of information out of the statement. It says to put 1 teaspoon in the milk and let sit. Teaspoon of what and what kind of milk?

  3. I never tried to make cheesecake brownies, it must be delicious ! Gonna try your recipe asap :D

  4. These look SO delicious! Cheesecake & brownies are two of my favorite things, so I have to try this! Pinning so I can make soon :)

  5. This looks very do-able for me haha! Definitely going to try this soon. I’ll update you!

    :) BTW I’m loving your blog, great recipes with a lot of positive feedback. I’m trying to find an alternate for my favorite baking blog (Sally’s Baking Addiction) bec I can’t find some of her ingredients here. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes, pinned!!!

  6. Hi! What box mix do you use?! Can’t wait to make these for Thanksgiving!

    • My favorite is Triple Chunk Ghirardelli! If you use that kind, you don’t have to add the extra chocolate chips. ;) If I don’t have that kind on hand I use Betty Crocker.

  7. Hi! I am making these for Thanksgiving and I was wondering if when using a box mix; do you add the same ingredients it calls for? Like the oil and the eggs? Or just use what you have for the ingredients? Thanks! Cant wait to try them!

  8. Hi! Have you tried doubling this recipe?  

  9. Hello, I have a question! 

    Do you make the mix based on the box instructions and then add the extra ingredients OR is it just the powered mix in the box and we disregard the ingredients on the box and add the extra ingredients? 

  10. Ooooo these look WAY too addictive!

  11. These brownies look so decadent!

  12. This is making me drool! Would love to try it asap!!

  13. It looks so yummy!! I wish I could grab a piece right now!

  14. I am so in love with this recipe!

  15. This is brilliant! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. I made this and they turned out soft and very fudge like. However I found them too sweet for my taste and the cheesecake flavor overpowered by the chocolate. Any suggestions to beef up the cheesecake flavor and cut the sweetness? Really lucious brownie.

    • Hi Daryl! You could try doing 1.5 of the cheesecake recipe to have more of a cheesecake flavor. Not sure how to cut the sweetness. These brownies are pretty sweet! :)

  17. Do they need to be refrigerated since it has cream cheese in it?

  18. I’ve made these before and they are awesome! It took my oven 70 minutes to bake at 325 though, for some reason. Do you think they would hold up to a little higher temperature like 350 just to cut back on the baking time?

  19. I’ve made these before and they are awesome!!! For some reason my oven took about 70 minutes to bake them at 325. Do you think they would hold up to a warmer temperature like 350 to cut back on baking time, or do you think these are best at a lower temp?

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