swirl cheesecake brownies

Rich & Creamy Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

These Rich and Creamy Cheesecake Brownies are the brownie recipe you didn’t know you needed. Brownie batter mixed with a creamy cream cheese filling to create one unbelievable duo. Who cares if it’s a Wednesday, find an excuse to bake these beauties today.

This recipe starts with a store bought brownie mix, but feel free to use your favorite go-to from scratch brownie recipe as the base instead. That from the box brownie batter gets doctored up with a sweetened cream cheese filling. Swirl the filling into the brownie batter with a knife or toothpick!

The rich chocolate brownie battered mixed with the creamy and tangy cheesecake filling is a match made in heaven. Get baking!

Rich & Creamy Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

These brownies will melt in your mouth and satisfy that craving for chocolate. They are swirled with sweetened cream cheese and topped with a smooth ganache. What could be better? Just a few basic ingredients and you have a treat few can resist.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 1 - 10.25 oz. pkg brownie mix I prefer Ghiradelli mix from Costco
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 T. heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare the brownie mix as directed on the package.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased 8x8” baking dish, reserving the rest of the batter for use later.
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  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing until well blended. Mix in egg white and vanilla.
  • Cover all of the brownie mixture in the baking dish with the cream cheese mixture, spreading evenly.
  • Then spoon on the remaining half of brownie batter and swirl through with a knife a couple of times for a marbled effect.
  • Bake at 350 degrees  for 28-30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is lightly browned.
  • Let brownies cool for 20 minutes and make your ganache.
    swirl cheesecake brownies
  • Ganache is made by placing 1 ½ C chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Add the heavy cream and then microwave for 1 minute.
    swirl cheesecake brownies
  • Stir together the melted chips and cream until the mixture is smooth.  Spread on top of cooled brownies.
    swirl cheesecake brownies
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