Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake Brownies

When you can’t decide if you’re in the mood for cheesecake or brownies, these are the perfect compromise!  With a fudgy brownie layer and a classic vanilla cheesecake layer on top, they are rich, sweet, and absolutely delightful.

What’s more, they are lightened up!  Substituting in some Greek yogurt and cocoa powder, these cheesecake brownies are a healthier version of the indulgent dessert, but I guarantee you can’t even tell the difference.

The pest part?  These cheesecake brownies require just ONE BOWL, making for simple prepping and efficient clean up.

You probably won’t be disappointed if you eat them straight out of the oven, but they are best enjoyed chilled.  If easy and yummy is your motto, these will certainly satisfy!

 

AuthorLeah ClapperCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Yields16 Servings
Prep Time12 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time47 mins

Ingredients

Brownie Layer
 ½ cup chocolate chips
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
 ½ cup granulated sugar
 ¼ cup brown sugar
 ½ cup flour
 2 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder (may substitute with unsweetened cocoa powder, but add a pinch of baking soda to the cocoa powder to neutralize)
 2 large eggs
 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cheesecake Layer
 5 oz cream cheese
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 2 large eggs
 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2

Prepare brownie layer - Microwave chocolate chips and butter together for about one minute. Stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat well.

3

Pour brownie batter into a greased 8x8" cake pan.

4

Prepare cheesecake layer - Combine all ingredients and beat until evenly combined.

5

Pour over brownie layer.

6

Using a knife or small spatula, lightly swirl the brownie and cheesecake layers to marbleize.

7

Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm or chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Ingredients

Brownie Layer
 ½ cup chocolate chips
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
 ½ cup granulated sugar
 ¼ cup brown sugar
 ½ cup flour
 2 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder (may substitute with unsweetened cocoa powder, but add a pinch of baking soda to the cocoa powder to neutralize)
 2 large eggs
 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cheesecake Layer
 5 oz cream cheese
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 2 large eggs
 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2

Prepare brownie layer - Microwave chocolate chips and butter together for about one minute. Stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat well.

3

Pour brownie batter into a greased 8x8" cake pan.

4

Prepare cheesecake layer - Combine all ingredients and beat until evenly combined.

5

Pour over brownie layer.

6

Using a knife or small spatula, lightly swirl the brownie and cheesecake layers to marbleize.

7

Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm or chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Cheesecake Brownies



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