Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 16


  • Brownies
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200 gram) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (50 gram) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cheesecake
  • 8 oz (225 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons (75 grams) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). Line an 8"x8" square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Brownies batter: Melt butter in a saucepot. Stir in sugar and cook until sugar melts and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the eggs, then the flour, stir until smooth.
  5. Cheesecake batter: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and continue mixing until smooth. Mix in egg, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. Add flour and beat until well mixed.
  6. Fold the chocolate chips into the brownie batter.
  7. Assemble the cake: Transfer half of the brownies batter into the prepared pan, top with the cheesecake batter.
  8. Dollop the remaining brownies batter onto cheesecake batter, swirl to create a marble effect.
  9. Bake: Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and cool it completely before cutting and serving.

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