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5 from 2 votes

Cheesecake Brownies

Rich and fudgy brownies with a delicious cheesecake filling. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake Brownies, Swirl Cheesecake Brownies
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Julie of


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter 6 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • Grease an 8-inch baking pan set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the sugar and then remove from the heat.
  • Let the sugar and chocolate mixture cool down a bit.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix until well incorporated.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the flour mixture then pour 3/4’s of the batter into the greased baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, vanilla extract, sugar, sour cream, and egg.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture all over the brownies batter.
  • Using a spoon, dollop the remaining 1/4 of the brownie batter on top of the cream cheese mixture and then use a skewer to swirl the cream cheese mixture and brownie batter.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until done.