Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

Rich. Sinful. Chocolate and cheesecake, a match made in chocolate lover’s Heaven. How can you not want to sink your teeth into that?? This combination of chocolate infused cheesecake and a rich decadent brownie is the perfect ending to a dinner party or just a marvelous sweet treat for you and your family. Either way, you must try these today.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

I found these beauties on the blog dlyn, run by fellow food blogger Donalyn. Her results appear a bit different than mine due to the size of the pan and the type of chocolate used. I can almost guarantee that the ending results are matched in their delectability. Oh my!

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'My adaptations: Donalyn uses a 10×10 pan, I used 9×9. She also uses bittersweet chocolate. While that certainly would have been my top choice, I didn’t have any. So instead, I used 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate and 2.5 ounces of semisweet and hoped for the best. The results were terrific! I also use a food processor to achieve a silky smooth cheesecake.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter or spray a 9×9 baking pan.

Melt the butter and using a wooden spoon, mix in the brown sugar and cocoa. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla and mix to combine.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

In another bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Combine with butter mixture, and spread evenly in the baking dish. Set aside.

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Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

Melt the chocolate in the microwave. NOTE: Make sure the cream cheese is very soft. Place cream cheese, egg, sugar, vanilla and salt in a food processor and process until smooth. Add melted chocolate and process to combine.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

Spread cheesecake mixture evenly over the brownie layer. Bake in preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes. Test with a toothpick – at most you should only get a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before cutting.

Store in a sealed container, preferably in the refrigerator. Excellent cold or at room temperature!

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies, Amanda Formaro, Amanda's Cookin'

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Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter or spray a 9x9 baking pan.
  2. Melt the butter and using a wooden spoon, mix in the brown sugar and cocoa. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla and mix to combine.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Combine with butter mixture, and spread evenly in the baking dish. Set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Place cream cheese, egg, sugar, vanilla and salt in a food processor and process until smooth. Add melted chocolate and process to combine.
  5. Spread cheesecake mixture evenly over the brownie layer. Bake in preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes. Test with a toothpick – at most you should only get a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before cutting.
  6. Store in a sealed container, preferably in the refrigerator. Excellent cold or at room temperature!

Comments

  1. Fallon says

    Those look so heavenly. I'm a huge fan of rich and fudgy brownies. The cheesecake is a nice twist, something I wouldn't expect.

  2. Katrina says

    I'm going to have to make these, because my "picky" husband loves brownies and loves cheesecake and I made him some chocolate cheesecake squares once (with just an Oreo crust) and he loved it. Yum yum, Amanda!

  3. Katrina says

    Oh also, just a little tidbit, though yours looks super creamy and smooth, my chef friend told us in a class once that once you add eggs to a cream cheese mixture, even in a food processor, that you can't get all the lumps out if there are lumps in the cream cheese. Not sure how really true that is, but in the culinary world, I take everything she says as Bible. ;) I think the key is just to make sure your cream cheese is really softened/room temp so the lumps disappear. Gonna make this one!

  4. Amanda says

    Good to know Katrina! My cream cheese was very soft, so that may be why I didn't have a problem. Mine was silky smooth! :)

  5. Tammy says

    why oh why do I have a weakness for food blogging? I come across recipes such as this one and I can't say no, my jeans are not going to fit me anymore if I keep doing this! thanks for sharing, I can't wait to fix my chocolate craving with this one! wow!

  6. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says

    Ooh Amanda!! Those look amazing :) I love cheesecake brownies, but I've never tried adding chocolate to them [I know!!!] Can't wait to try them.

  7. MaryBeth says

    OMG…can you say diabetic comma? This is over the top delish looking. I would so have to control myself around these.

  8. Ginette says

    I just made some for the firt time and they are in the oven right now!! Cream cheese mixture came out very smooth – stiff – but maybe that's the way it's supposed to look? I will let everyone know how they turned out later.

  9. Amanda says

    Would love to hear what you think Ginette. Not sure why your cheesecake mixture was stiff. Was the cream cheese cold? Or the melted chocolate still pretty hot?

  10. Cindy at Some Really Neat Stuff says

    Stopping by from BNOTP. This recipe sounds really great. I'll have to try it on my kids over spring break.

  11. marla says

    These chocolate cheesecake brownies are beauties & a very good thing they are not near me right now ;) They would be devoured!

  12. Prairie Patch says

    Oh YUM!! I love chocolate and cheesecake, so I can imagine this is an amazing combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe; I'll be trying it soon.

  13. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says

    I've never had cheesecake brownies made with chocolate cheesecake… these look outstanding!

  14. Brian + Cheryl B. says

    Cream cheese is such a tasty wonderful product – and blending it with Chocolate…. WONDROUS!!!

  15. Miz Helen says

    Your Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies look so moist, I just know how delicious these would be. Thank you so much for bringing your wonderful Brownies to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  16. all american says

    I love this combination with cheesecake because they add moisture to the chocolate. I will make this recipe this weekend because I have guests. Hope I will nail it!

  17. Donalyn says

    Hey Amanda – so glad that you enjoyed them. After looking at yours, I may nee to make them again asap!

  18. sara says

    omg!!! i am SOOO glad i stumbled upon this website!! nice thing you have going on here!! i'm a CHOCOLIC and i LOVE CHEESECAKE TOO!! :)

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