Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

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Rich, chewy brownies and sweet, creamy cheesecake come together to create this amazing Brownie Bottom Cheesecake. So easy to make and incredibly delicious, you’ll absolutely love this recipe!

homemade Brownie Bottom Cheesecake on a white plate with a red checkered napkin

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Can’t decide between brownies and cheese cake? Have both! This brownie bottom cheesecake is so simple to make and yet really an impressive dessert–the kind that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Brownie Bottom Cheesecake (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Brownie mix – batter prepared according to the package directions. You’ll likely need eggs, water, and oil.
  • Cream cheese
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Hot fudge sauce
ingredients to make Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

How to Make Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

You’ll want to use a springform pan for the best presentation, but if you do not have one you can use a 9-inch round pan instead. Grease the pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour the prepared brownie batter into the pan.

brownie batter in a springform pan

Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth, then add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix well. Gently scoop the cheesecake mixture over the brownie batter in the pan. I did this with a spatula, spreading carefully so the brownie batter didn’t get mixed into the cheesecake layer.

spreading cheesecake batter over brownie batter in a springform pan

Bake the cheesecake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 325ºF and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

a baked cheesecake in a springform pan

Scoop room temperature hot fudge sauce (find it in the ice cream topping section of the grocery store) into a piping bag or a zip top bag with the corner cut off. Pipe the sauce all over the top of the cheesecake. I went for a wild circles pattern because I like how that looks on the individual slices of cheesecake (see picture below for example).

a Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with one slice removed and placed on a white plate

How to Store the Leftovers

Keep leftover cheesecake in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to three days.

close up image of Brownie Bottom Cheesecake


Although Brownie Bottom Cheesecake is so perfect as it is, here are some great variations and serving ideas if you want to add your own touch:

  • Mini chocolate chips – add 1/2 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to either the cheesecake batter or the brownie batter. Be sure you don’t use milk chocolate as it will not hold up well to the baking time.
  • Turtle cheesecake – top the finished cheesecake with semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped toasted pecans, and then a drizzle of caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce.
  • Garnish – serve the cheesecake with whipped cream, toasted pecans or walnuts, and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  • Walnuts – add 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts to the brownie batter.
  • Peanut butter cups – chop peanut butter cups and sprinkle them over the top of the finished cheesecake.
  • Fresh berries – pile fresh raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries on top of the finished cheesecake, then drizzle with the hot fudge sauce. Add fresh mint leaves for garnish.
a slice of Brownie Bottom Cheesecake on a white plate

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
5 from 21 votes

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Rich, chewy brownies and sweet, creamy cheesecake come together to create this homemade Brownie Bottom Cheesecake. It's so easy to make and decadently delicious – you'll absolutely love this recipe!
Servings: 12
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a 9 or 10-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the brownie batter evenly into the pan; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Scoop the cream cheese mixture over top of the brownie batter and gently spread out to cover the brownie batter.
  • Bake the cheesecake at 350F for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature in the pan before removing the springform pan.
  • Scoop the hot fudge sauce into a piping bag (or a zip top bag with the corner cut off) and pipe onto the top of the cheesecake. Cut and serve.

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  • 9 or 10 inch springform pan


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.3mg


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31 comments on “Brownie Bottom Cheesecake”

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! Even better day 2. This recipe is easier than others like it because you don’t cook the layers separately. So easy and good.

  2. 5 stars
    Made it for Thanksgiving. It was DELICIOUS!!!!!! Easy to make; this recipe is a KEEPER! I used the “Specially Selected Premium Double Chocolate Brownie Mix” from Aldi’s and it was perfect!

  3. 5 stars
    It was delicious, and quite easy to make , but the center was very gooey also, maybe don’t turn down to 325 for the last 15 minutes?

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving dessert. Was a hit and so easy to make. None left lots of compliments. Keeping this one for sure for another time.

  5. I am excited to make the Brownie Bottom Cheesecake and Buckeye Brownies. I hope they taste as good as they look!!!

  6. 5 stars
    Well, I substituted GF. Oreo crust (1 C Oreos plus 2 TBS Butter) along with Splenda for the sugar. Used a 6” springform pan and baked in water bath for en extra 5 min. Delicious!!

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    Karen Jamison

    5 stars
    Was very good but very sweet. I didn’t add the chocolate sauce on top and had a very small slice. Thank God! My sugar spiked to 320…..and I’m not diabetic.

  8. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for our Christmas Day dessert this year. It was delicious and super easy to make! I used the no name brownie mix from No Frills as I find it the best brownie mix I have tried. Everyone raved about this dessert! I will absolutely make again! And have shared this recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    This cheesecake is fabulous! I made it a few weeks ago and my husband has requested I make it again tomorrow for his birthday. I don’t mind at all because not only is it delicious but it’s so easy! Instead of the fudge sauce, I just melted chocolate and drizzled and it was great. This time I think I might make the sauce.

  10. Followed the recipe to a T and although it was yummy it Was a near disaster but luckily I had time to to fix … I had to double the cooking times (both) and next time I will definitely use double the cheese cake ingredients (and probably need to adjust cook time) as it was really just a brownie with a small amount of cheese cake topping like a frosting. I’m saying that when you get it right it may just be your favourite dessert!

    1. In the middle of the cake it was gooey like the brownie didn’t finish cooking did anybody have this happen?

    2. Yes same thing happened here. But the outside edge may get too hard if you it’s cooked longer