Cheat's cheesecake brownies

    35 min

    Take a box of chocolate brownie mix and make it into something totally decadent with just three extra ingredients. This is a great recipe for cake sales or parties when you need something easy and quick.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 (561g) box brownie mix
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Prepare the brownie mix as directed on the box. Preheat oven to temperature indicated on box. Grease a 20x30cm tin.
    2. Spread the brownie batter evenly into the prepared tin. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth. Dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie mixture. Swirl together using a knife or skewer.
    3. Bake according to manufacturer's instructions. Brownies will be done when a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in the tin, then cut into squares and serve.

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    Awesome idea and pretty too. I usually put 2/3 of the brownie batter into the pan first, then ALL of the cream cheese on top, then add remaining brownie batter. This way, it makes a nice swirl, and not too white on top. I sometimes use a 9-inch springform pan to make this then cut into pie wedges and garnish with fresh strawberry slices for an easy, attractive, elegant dessert.  -  17 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    OMG! These were sooo good! I used 2 pkgs of supreme brownie mix, because i love thick brownies. I added 1 tsp of vanilla to the cream cheese mixture, and 3 tbs of butter, and 1 tbs of flour, it really helps with the texture. Definately use parchement paper to line the pan to prevent sticking or tough edges. soo delicious, much easier this way and just as good as the "from scratch" method! thx!  -  27 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fabulous. And so easy! I made them in a 8x8" glass pan since we like our brownies thick. It did take quite a bit of extra time to cook them through, but they were well worth the wait! Definitely pour 2/3 of the brownie batter in the pan first, then the cheesecake, then drizzle the remaining batter on top before swirling with a knife. It makes for a much better marbled effect.  -  28 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)