cherry cheesecake brownies

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x


The only thing that makes a classic brownie recipe better is by throwing in some fresh chopped cherries, and topping it with a swirl of cheesecake! Cherry cheesecake brownies will be your new favourite brownie recipe!




  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cherries

Cheesecake Layer

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature*
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving the ends hanging out to make the brownies easier to lift out.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat on the stove, melt the butter and cocoa powder together. Stir together until combined, and remove from heat. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until slightly frothy, then add the sugar, flour, and a pinch of salt. Stir together with a large spoon. Add the melted butter/cocoa mixture and stir until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and chopped cherries, and stir gently to incorporate fully. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it a bit with the back of your spoon.
  3. Prepare the cheesecake topping. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the softened cream cheese, egg yolk and granulated sugar. Beat on medium-high until fully combined, about 2 minutes. Using a spoon, glob large spoonfuls of the cheesecake mixture all over the brownies, and use a knife to swirl it around on top. Scatter the chopped fresh cherries on top, pressing in gently to the top of the brownies. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top no longer jiggles and a toothpick comes out fairly clean (no brown batter). Allow the brownies to rest for 30 minutes before removing them from a pan and slicing into even squares (16).

Brownies will keep at room temperature, in an airtight container for about 2 days. After that, transfer them to the fridge or freezer. In the fridge, they will keep for another 2-3 days. In the freezer, up to 2 months.


*I used full-fat cream cheese but feel free to use light. Just don’t use the cream cheese “spread” (the tubs)

Keywords: cherry cheesecake brownies, classic brownie recipe, cherry fudge brownies

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