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Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
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Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

The Cherry Cheesecake Brownies are rich and chocolatey, while the cheesecake layer has a delicious cherry flavor that will make your taste buds go crazy! Now you can enjoy this treat at home with this easy to follow recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry cheesecake brownies
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 cup butter- melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt if you use unsalted butter

Cherry Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese- softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  • Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Brownies:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar until combined and smooth. Pour in vanilla extract and whisk until just combined.
  • Mix in the eggs, one at a time, combining fully after each addition.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and whisk until it the batter starts to thicken then switch to a spatula to continue folding the dry ingredients until no dry spots remain.

Cherry Cheesecake Filling:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until combined and smooth.

Assembly and Baking:

  • Pour about 2/3 of the brownie batter into the bottom of the prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth into an even layer.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the brownies and spread with a spatula.
  • Spoon dollops of cherry pie filling over the top of the cream cheese mixture and spread slightly.
  • Drop dollops of the remaining brownie batter on top of the pie filling. Spread slightly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the center of the brownies has a slight jiggle to them. I baked mine for exactly 35 minutes and they were perfect.
  • Let cool to room temperature before cutting. I advise refrigerating the brownies for 1-2 hours before serving to make them a little easier to cut.