Cheesecake Topped Fudgy Brownies
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Chocolate yum topped with New York Style cheesecake. The chocolate is the lightest fudgy brownie ever! Not too sweet, rich chocolate, light as a feather. The cheesecake is just barely dense, creamy without sweetness, the perfect foil for the deep chocolate flavor of the brownie.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter in microwave, about 1 minute.
  3. Measure sugar and cocoa powder, mix together in large mixing bowl.
  4. Add melted butter, stirring to mix thoroughly with sugar and cocoa.
  5. Stir in eggs and vanilla, then add remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
  7. In separate bowl, combine the cheesecake ingredients. Mix by hand or at medium speed until cheesecake is smooth.
  8. Draw a narrow furrow the length of the brownie mixture in the pan, and spoon cheesecake into the furrow. Space furrows so that there will be 5 or 6, drawn and then filled with cheesecake. When furrows are filled, use a knife to draw a line perpendicular to furrows, through the cheesecake and brownies. Space the lines evenly, again planning for five or six running the short way across the pan.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until batter begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  10. Cool before slicing. Store refrigerated.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at