Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

chocolate cheesecake brownies cutEvery so often you just have to go completely nuts have something so rich and decadent that it defies belief. When you hit a day like that, these are what you want to make. Just a tiny bit complicated, because of the two separate layers, but it comes together quite quickly, and then all you have to do is wait while the house fills up with an unbelievable fragrance.

It is important that the cream cheese be very soft, so be sure to take it out of the fridge a few hours ahead of time. When you are ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10 x 10 flat baking dish.

Brownie layer:
Melt
1/2 cup butter
Mix in
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa

Mix in, one at a time
2 eggs

And
1 teaspoon vanilla

In another bowl, mix together:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Combine with butter mixture, and spread evenly in the baking dish

Cheescake layer:
Melt in microwave
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Mix with
8 ounces very soft cream cheese [low fat is fine]
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Spread this mixture evenly over the brownie layer. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes. Test with a toothpick – at most you should only get a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before cutting.chocolate cheesecake brownies in panStore in a sealed container, preferably in the refrigerator – they taste fantastic cold anyway.chocolate cheesecake browniesThere – now don’t you feel better already?

You might also like these:
Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
Lemon Spice Brownies
Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

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28 Responses to Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

  1. In my head I added a dollop of whipped cream. DELISH!

  2. Deb says:

    Thanks for this one! My son & daughter-in-law are coming this week. Perfect to make then, as I would not be able to stay away!! mmmmmm, chocolate!

  3. Donalyn says:

    I like it inside your head PJ.

    Deb – a good strategy. I keep them in the freezer and bring them out to thaw one at a time – my husband isn’t a chocolate fiend, so I am on my own with these.

  4. Too dangerous near me, they look spectacular!! I don’t want to know the kcals too…doesn’t matter ;)

    Cheers,

    Gera

  5. Megan says:

    These look just sinful! Love ‘em.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh man … these look so good! … and I just know they are really, really good for you!

  7. Donalyn says:

    Gera – best not to think about that. And they are a “once in a while” treat!

    Thanks Megan :)

    Anon – well they do have lots of dark chocolate – antioxidents!

  8. Gina says:

    Uh, YUM!!

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  10. Jessie says:

    I think you would have to keep this far far away from me because I could eat a few pieces of those! They look so addictive and yummy

  11. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Gina – you could make them for Ellyn & Jason while they are out there, LOL!

    Jessie – freezing them is key, I tell you ;)

  12. CM says:

    PS – I’m Anonymous (don’t you wish!) … I’m at Dad and Glenna’s and forgot that the CM is not auto here.

  13. Oh my goodness. They look divine. Mmm… chocolate.

  14. Donalyn says:

    CM – you are never anonymous to me :)

    Amy – thanks they are exactly that!

  15. That top layer looks so creamy and decadent. What a wonderful dessert!

  16. Donalyn says:

    Thanks CC – hope you give them a try!

  17. Chef Dennis says:

    those brownies look fabulous! they look like they would just melt in your mouth!

  18. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Chef D & they definitely do.

  19. These are the perfect decadent treat. Agreed, if you are gonna go for it, GO FOR IT!! xo

  20. Donalyn says:

    Thanks marla – I always feel that way about chocolate! :)

  21. alison says:

    reminds me of the brownies from mrs. fields I LOVE IT! :3

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