Cheesecake Brownies with Cherries


Brownie Batter

  • 130 grams (4.5 oz) chocolate
  • 130 grams (4.5 oz) unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 180 grams (6.5 oz) sugar
  • 55 grams (2 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 20 grams (1 oz) cocoa powder
  • Cherries (optional)

Cheesecake Filling

  • 280 grams (10 oz) cream cheese
  • 50 grams (2 oz) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla paste/sugar (optional)


  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need separate bowls for the brownie batter and cheesecake filling. Make sure they're large enough to avoid spills.

  • Whisk

    A good whisk will make it easier to combine your ingredients smoothly. Consider using a balloon whisk for quick mixing.

  • Sifter

    Sifting the flour and cocoa powder helps you avoid lumps in your batter, giving you a smooth, consistent texture.

  • Piping Bag

    Essential for getting that beautiful swirl of cheesecake into your brownie batter. If you don't have one, a ziplock bag with a small corner cut off will do.

  • Baking Form

    Opt for a non-stick or greased baking form to ensure your brownies come out easily. A 9x9 inch pan works great.

  • Toothpick

    For creating the perfect marbled effect between the brownie and cheesecake mixtures.


Step 1

For the Brownie Batter

Combine 3 eggs with 130 grams (4.5 oz) sugar.
Add melted chocolate and melted butter.
Sift in flour and cocoa powder and mix well.
Add cherries if desired.

Step 2

For the Cheesecake Filling

In another bowl, combine 50 grams (2 oz) sugar, 1 egg, cream cheese, and vanilla paste/sugar.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag.

Step 3

Assembling and Baking

Pour the brownie batter into a baking form.
Pipe the cheesecake mixture over the brownie batter and create a pattern using a toothpick.
Bake at 180°C (350°F) for approximately 40 minutes or until the brownies are done.

Step 4


I prefer using Pretto brand cream cheese for its pure ingredients: milk, salt, enzymes.


🫐 These Brownie Cheesecake Bars are heavenly when served warm, straight out of the oven. Pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream 🍨, and you'll be in dessert nirvana. For a festive touch, dust some powdered sugar over the top before serving.

On a sweltering summer day 🌞, these bars are equally amazing chilled. Just pop them in the fridge for a couple of hours, and you'll have a cool, creamy treat that's perfect for a picnic or party. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a few fresh berries for a pop of color and flavor.

A glass of milk 🥛 or a steaming cup of coffee ☕ will beautifully complement the rich flavors, making these bars a versatile treat for any time of day. Whether you serve them warm or chilled, you're guaranteed to impress your friends and family.


🌱 **Gluten-Free**: No need to miss out if you're gluten intolerant! Simply swap the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free blend. Brands like Bob's Red Mill make excellent one-to-one substitutions.

🌿 **Vegan**: Turn this recipe vegan by using plant-based alternatives. Replace the eggs with flax eggs (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water per egg). Use vegan butter and a dairy-free cream cheese, like Tofutti or Violife. Don't forget to check your chocolate for milk ingredients!


  • Can I use regular sugar instead of a specific type in the recipe?

    Absolutely! Feel free to use granulated sugar or even substitute with coconut sugar for a slightly different flavor.

  • What if I don't have a piping bag?

    No worries! You can use a ziplock bag with a small corner cut off as a makeshift piping bag.

  • Can I add other mix-ins to the brownie batter?

    Of course! Walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips would be wonderful additions. Just fold them in gently before baking.

  • How do I know when the brownies are done?

    A toothpick inserted into the center should come out with a few crumbs but not wet batter. That's when you know they're perfectly baked!

  • Can I double this recipe for a larger crowd?

    Yes, simply double the ingredients and use a larger baking pan. You might need to adjust the baking time slightly, so keep an eye on it.

  • How long will these bars stay fresh?

    These bars will stay fresh for up to a week when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition facts

Cheesecake Brownies with Cherries
Recipe Yield:12 servings
Calories:Approximately 335 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):320 - 350
Total Fat:22g
Saturated Fat:14g
Total Carbohydrate:28g
Total Sugars:22g