13 Feb 2016

Cream Cheese Brownies | Cheesecake Brownies

I wanted to bake some red velvet cheesecake brownies for Valentine's Day but then decided against it and went for plain cream cheese brownies. Both recipes are pretty similar except for the red color added in red velvet brownies. 
These brownies turned out to be super delicious, so fudgy just the way I like them! The cream cheese layer paired very well with the brownie layer.
I made cream cheese at home for this recipe and it was so good and worked so well for this recipe. 

We are not big on celebrating Valentine's Day. My husband chants the same thing each year 'Everyday is Valentine's Day' and there is no need to have a special day to celebrate love! And I don't mind since I believe the same too. But I wanted to make something for my blog and for my readers so chose these lovely brownies!

Cream Cheese Brownies

Preparation time 30 mins | Baking time 35 mins | Makes 16 slices
Recipe from here


For the brownie
  • Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup (115 gms)
  • Semi sweet chocolate - 228 gms (8 ounce)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup (150 gms)
  • Eggs - 3 
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (80 gms)
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp (11 gms)
  • Instant coffee powder - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
For the cheesecake
  • Cream cheese - 224 gms (8 ounce) I used homemade
  • Granulated sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Egg - 1 large
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • White chocolate chips - 1 cup (180 gms)
Cream Cheese Brownies

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Cheesecake Brownies

Pre heat the oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 9 inch square baking pan (*check notes)
1. For the brownie - Take the butter, chopped chocolate and coffee powder in a sauce pan or microwave safe bowl and melt it all together.

2. Add the sugar and mix in. Set aside to cool.

3. Add the eggs one at a time and vanilla extract and beat well. 

4. Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix gently. Set this aside.
5. For the cheesecake - In another bowl, take the cream cheese (at room temperature) and beat well.

6. Add the sugar and beat again. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again.
7. Add the white chocolate chips and mix in.

8. Pour the brownie batter in pan. Reserve 1/4 cup of the brownie batter. 

9. Pour the cheesecake batter over the brownie layer. Now add the remaining 1/4 cup of brownie batter over the cheesecake layer and swirl lightly with a tooth pick.

10. Bake in the pre heated oven for 35-40 mins or until a skewer comes out with a few crumbs sticking to the tooth pick.
11. Remove from the oven and cool for 45 minutes and then remove from the pan.

Cheesecake Brownies

1. I reserved more than 1/4 cup of brownie batter and when I poured it over the cheesecake layer, the white part of the cheesecake layer almost disappeared. Reserve just 1/4 cup of the brownie batter.
2. I used an 8 inch pan and my batter was almost about to over flow. So use a 9 inch square pan.
3. If you want neat slices, then refrigerate the brownie for 2 hours and then slice them.
4. I used granulated sugar but pulsed it in a blender.
5. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
6. Do not swirl too much, you will loose the marble effect.

Happy Valentine's Day dear readers!! 

Until next time,
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  1. delicious looking brownies Beulah,cream cheese and chocolate sounds good.

  2. You are such a sweet heart when it comes to baking.Wonderfully prepared brownies.

  3. A bite into the heart will bring the true meaning of Valentines.

  4. What a coincidence dear.. Baked a similar Brownie last night but urs look superb with the cute heart shape...looks fab dear

  5. Brownies and cream cheese - wonderful combo. Looks so yum.

  6. These have been on my to-do for long... looks amazing!

  7. Can I use paneer instead of cream cheese?

    1. Hi Syeda, you can make cream cheese at home with paneer. Check out my homemade cream cheese recipe. http://www.fullscoops.net/2016/02/homemade-cream-cheese-recipe.html


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