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Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Jessie M
Cheesecake swirl brownies are a chewy brownie filled with chocolate chips that has a creamy cheesecake swirl. Beautiful and easy to make!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies


Brownie Batter

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Cheesecake Swirl

  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk at room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extact


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop the bakers chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave by stopping and stirring the chocolate in 20 second increments. Set aside.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla. Vigorously mix for a good 2-3 minutes. Doing this breaks down the eggs and gives the brownies that shinny crackle top.
    2 large eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Set aside.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Cheesecake Swirl

  • In a medium sized bowl add the softened cream cheese, egg yolk, white sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    4 oz cream cheese, 1/4 C white sugar, 1 large egg yolk, 3/4 tsp vanilla extact

Assembling the Brownies

  • Pour three quarters of the brownie mixture into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  • Spoon dollops of the cheesecake mixture over top of the brownie batter.
  • Spoon dollops of the reaming brownie mixture in between the cheesecake batter. See photos above.
  • Next, take a butter knife and gently trace lines horizontally and then vertically to swirl the batters together.
  • Bake brownies for 30 minutes.
  • Allow brownies to fully in the pan before slicing.


Cheesecake swirl brownies should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and are good for 3 days.
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