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Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

These cheesecake brownies are a real crowd pleaser! We've been asked so many times for the recipe that we thought we'd let you all in on the 'secret' recipe. If you’re in a rush, use the standard chocolate brownie recipe without the cheesecake topping for deliciously gooey chocolate brownies every time.

We serve these fudgey brownies at almost every Pretty as a picnic event with lots of delicious berries. We really hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Let us know how you get on and be sure to tag @pretty_as_a_picnic to be featured.


For the Chocolate brownie

  • 300g unsalted butter

  • 300g dark chocolate - min 80% cocoa

  • 5 large eggs

  • 450g granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 200g plain flour

  • 1 tsp salt (or use 250g unsalted butter and 50g salted)

For the Cheesecake topping

  • 200g cream cheese

  • 50g caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C

  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over hot water

  3. Beat the granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla extract together

  4. Once the butter and chocolate mixture has melted, pour it into the egg mixture

  5. Sift your flour into the mix and add your salt

  6. Beat everything together

  7. Line a 34 x 25 x 6cm baking tin with greaseproof/baking paper

  8. Pour the brownie mixture into the tin

  9. Beat the cream cheese and caster sugar together to make the cheesecake mix

  10. Spoon the cheesecake mixture randomly into the brownie mix

  11. Using the tip of a knife, swirl the cheesecake mix into the brownie

  12. Bake for 20-25 mins until they no longer wobble if you shake the tin. The top will crack

  13. Leave in the tin to cool for 20 mins

  14. Lift the brownies out of the tin and onto a chopping board and slice into squares

  15. Enjoy!

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