Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies

November 13, 2010 at 4:02 am (Brownies)

This time around I was looking for something simple but rich and delicious.  These cheesecake swirl brownies from Ooh, Look… caught my eye.  I’ve converted the ingredients below for a more American and measuring cup prone audience.  🙂



  • 1.25 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2.25 sticks (1 cup, 2 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa

Cheesecake swirl
9oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup superfine sugar
2 eggs

1.  Preheat oven to 350F.
2.  Place chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat, and stir until melted and smooth.  Cool slightly
3.  Place melted chocolate mixture in a bowl with the brown sugar and eggs.  Whisk to combine.
4.  Add the flour, baking powder and cocoa and whisk until smooth.
5.  Pour into a lightly greased 8x8in pan lined with non-stick paper.  Set aside.
6.  For the cheesecake swirl: place the cream cheese, caster sugar and eggs into the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth.  Place large spoonfuls of the cheesecake mixture on top of the chocolate mixture and, using a butter knife, swirl to partially combine.
7.  Bake for 50 minutes or until set.  Cool in the tin before slicing.


I doubled this recipe (made 32) which was sort of a mistake.  These were super rich and eating more than one tiny square was a bit of a challenge.  Everyone enjoyed them but there were a lot.  Honestly I found them too be a bit too dark for my tastes – I might try semisweet chocolate next time.  If you like a rich deep chocolate though they’ll be perfect.


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