Cheesecake Brownies
Elegant Indulgence

Basic ingredients for scrumptious cheesecake brownies are:

For brownie

Unsalted butter 1 cup or 1 stick
Unsweetened chocolate 3½ oz
Granulated sugar 1 cup
Eggs 3 whole large
All purpose flour ½ cup

For cheesecake

Cream cheese, cold 16 oz or 1 lb
Eggs 1 whole and 1 large yolk
Sugar ¼ cup
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1½ tsp

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and either line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, or grease it with butter or vegetable oil.


  • Melt chocolate along with butter in a double boiler and allow it to cool. You can also melt chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, but make sure that bottom of bowl does not touch the water.

  • Beat eggs and sugar for 2 minutes until pale yellow.

  • Slowly mix in the flour.

  • Thoroughly blend in the cooled melted chocolate.

  • Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan and freeze it for 10 minutes.


  • Process all ingredients for cheesecake in a food processor for 1 minute.

  • Gently pour cheesecake mixture over the cool brownie layer. Be careful not to mix these two layers together.

  • Bake for about 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs.

  • Cool completely in baking pan before cutting.

  • Refrigerate cheesecake brownies after cutting, but they are delicious either cold or at room temperature.

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Idea for this recipe is from Rosie’s Bakery Chocolate-Packed Jam Filled Butter-Rich No-Hold-Barred Cookie Book by Judy Rosenberg.