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Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies. These homemade brownies are loaded up with a layer of creamy cheesecake then swirled with a sweet strawberry sauce for a pop of color and flavor! Spoon the extra strawberry sauce over the top for an extra special dessert!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies. These homemade brownies are loaded up with a layer of creamy cheesecake then swirled with a sweet strawberry sauce for a pop of color and flavor!  Spoon the extra strawberry sauce over the top for an extra special dessert! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Serene

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp strawberry sauce or can use strawberry jam

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil, spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl prepare the brownie batter. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and cream until fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until fully combined and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes until the brownies are mostly set.
  • While the brownies are baking prepare the cheesecake mixture. In a medium size bowl beat the cream cheese until creamy.
  • Add in the sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix on high speed until mixture is smooth and creamy, no lumps.
  • Spoon the cheesecake mixture on top of the pre-cooked brownies and carefully smooth out with a rubber spatula. If you spread it too roughly you will tear up the brownies underneath.
  • Once the cheesecake layer is smoothed out, spoon the strawberry sauce or jam on top. Using a butter knife gently swirl. (if using the strawberry sauce you will want to pour it through a strainer to use just the sauce portion, then add the remaining sauce back to the berries to spoon on top of finished brownies).
  • Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for another 20 minutes.
  • Allow the brownies to cool for about 20 minutes on the counter, then place the pan in the fridge and allow to cool for another 2-3 hours prior to cutting.

Notes

Brownie Recipe adapted from Alton Brown's cocoa brownie recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg