Decadent Cheesecake Brownies

Monday, 18 November 2013

A warm brownie accompanied by ice cream is one of those desserts that you just can't resist when it's on the menu. That's why I decided to make some brownies to complete my mum's five course dinner for my grandparent's visit (posh piggies). After baking these Addictive Triple Chocolate Brownies, I was looking for a twist on the traditional brownie recipes and came across these delicious looking Cheesecake Brownies (I knew they could only taste delicious too). I couldn't wait to bake these decadent treats...

You will need:
For the brownie layers...
50g butter
200g chocolate chips or chopped plain chocolate
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
85g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the cheesecake layer...
225g cream cheese
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 egg
200g chocolate chips or chopped plain chocolate
Digestive crumbs to finish 

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and grease a 23cm square baking tin or dish (my dish wasn't square don't worry if yours isn't either). For the brownie layers, combine the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan with water. Stir until just melted and carefully remove the bowl from the saucepan. Stir in the sugar and eggs, then sift the flour and baking powder together and stir into the chocolate mixture.

For the cheesecake layer, mix the cream cheese, sugar and egg together and stir in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.

Pour half of the chocolate mixture into your tin or dish (this is harder than it sounds and an excuse to eat the mixture that can't be transferred) and then top with the cream cheese mixture. Pour the remaining chocolate mixture on top and swirl this layer with a knife.

Bake for 25-30 minutes adjusting the time depending on the size of your tin or dish. Towards the end, top with digestive crumbs and bake for a further few minutes.

These Decadent Cheesecake Brownies are best served warm but prepare for a struggle when removing them from your tin or dish. It's much easier to leave them to cool, cut and remove individual brownies and warm them up in the oven for a few minutes if you want them to look nice. You might not be able to wait though...

These brownies are definitely a treat to share and enjoy with friends or family whilst relaxing at the weekend.

Because we're always looking for ways to indulge...


  1. These look soooo good! oh gosh, I just got so hungry (& jealous) LOL :)

    x leah symonne x

  2. You had me at cheesecake!!! LOL.. looks delish!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde