Cheesecake Brownies

This is one of my favorite recipes to make in a bind/when I’m craving something sweet and I’ll go crazy if I don’t get something! They are fast, easy and I usually have the ingredients on hand.

Cheesecake Brownies:

Cheesecake Brownies


  • 1 (19.8 oz) brownie mix and all the ingredients to prepare it (I prefer Ghirardelli dark chocolate brownies. Mmmm… mmmm…. mmmmm)
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C sugar


  • Preheat oven to temperature indicated on brownie mix.
  • Prepare the brownie mix as directed and pour into a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth.
  • Dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter and use a knife to swirl.
  • Bake according to mix directions.

That’s it! This is a great way to make a brownie mix a bit more homemade.

3 Responses to “Cheesecake Brownies”

  1. April 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    This recipe reminds me of one my mom used to make years ago, only it used German chocolate — a flavor that’s never been my favorite, so I’ve been experimenting with different brownie recipes to come up with one I like better. Your recipe here looks like a good one! It sounds delish!

  2. May 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    This is a heavenly delight! We love Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownies and cheesecake. But I never get the chance to experiment on something similar to this. I would definitely try this out and link your blog once I’m successful to post. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Janet
    December 14, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    I made this and loved it. It’s almost too easy to make, but that’s a good thing. 🙂 I was forced to share – so sad.