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Hot Fudge Sundae Brownie Cheesecake

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Hot Fudge Sundae Cheesecake is a yummy dessert mashup with a layer of brownie and a layer of cheesecake. Top it off with chocolate ganache and homemade whipped cream.
We are pretty crazy about cheesecakes over here. Once you make this one, you might want to try a few of our other favorites like Cookie Dough Cheesecake or Strawberry Cheesecake. They are all so good!

Hot Fudge Sundae Cheesecake

This recipe is very easy. I love a good dessert, but I like it even more when it is simple to make! The first layer is a simple brownie box mix and the second is a basic four ingredient cheesecake.


  • Box Brownie Mix
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chopped Nuts – (optional)

How To Make Hot Fudge Sundae Cheesecake

  • Mix up your brownie batter and pour it into a greased springform pan to bake. When it’s done cooking, let it set until cooled and get started on your cheesecake mixture.
  • Mix your softened cream cheese with sugar until it’s nice and creamy. Add in each egg individually, mixing thoroughly after each one. When that is mixed, add the vanilla in last.
  • Pour the cheesecake over the cooled brownies and bake again for about an hour. Let it cool in the fridge overnight before adding the toppings.

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

To make your ganache, you simply melt the two ingredients together for about 45 seconds in the microwave and pour over the cake. Easy, right?

Whipped Topping Ingredients

  • Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla

Beat all of the ingredients with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Pipe onto the cake and sprinkles with chopped peanuts.

Why Use A Springform Pan?

For cheesecakes, a springform pan will make your life easier. The reason why, is that this type of pan has removable sides. When the cake is cooled you’ll easily be able to remove it from the pan without damaging the cake.

Brownie Sundae Cheesecake

Brownie Sundae Cheesecake is a yummy dessert mashup with a layer of brownie and a layer of cheesecake. Top it off with chocolate ganache and homemade whipped cream.

Hot Fudge Sundae Brownie Cheesecake

Published By Jill
Hot Fudge Sundae Cheesecake is a yummy dessert mashup with a layer of brownie and a layer of cheesecake. Top it off with chocolate ganache and homemade whipped cream.
5 from 43 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 322 kcal



  • 1 box of walnut brownie mix (use ingredients for package directions)
  • 3 8oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream

Whipped Cream Topping Ingredients

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 C chopped peanuts
  • piping bag with star tip



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray the springform pan with pam spray and set aside
  • Follow the directions based on the box of the brownie mix and bake into the oven for 30-40 minutes
  • Once baked, set aside to cool.
  • In a standing mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add 1 egg, mix until fully combined before the next egg
  • Mix in the vanilla
  • Pour cheesecake over the brownie and bake into the oven for 1 hour or until almost set in the middle.
  • Once baked, place onto a wire rack to let cool to room temperature
  • Once cooled, place into the fridge overnight

Ganache Directions

  • Combine the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream and place into the microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Whisk until smooth
  • Pour ganache over the cooled cheesecake and place back into the fridge for one hour

Topping Directions

  • In a standing mixer, combine the heavy whipping cream, powder sugar, and vanilla and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop whipped cream into the pipping bag and pipe around the edge of the cheesecake
  • Sprinkle peanuts onto the top of the whipped cream
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 8gCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 366IUCalcium: 122mgIron: 1mg
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OMG, I just want to dive into it. Looks absolutely delicious and decadent!

Can’t wait to try some of your treats! Love the beautiful picture of you and your 3 very handsome boys.

How much cream cheese do I use? I can’t tell if that’s 38 ounces or 3x 8 oz package.

3x 8oz packages

3,  8 oz. bars, there is a space inbetween  the 3 and 8 which would indicate that, 38 oz. would look like this.


This looks absolutely delicious. Hopefully I will be trying it soon. Just wondering if the brownie tends to be a little over cooked.

Will be making this soon! Just wondered 2 things:
1. What size springform tin? 
2. I live in Ireland and cannot get the cream cheese in blocks. Can one use the tubs instead? 

Giving this 5 stars already before making it because it looks so good! 5 stars


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