Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Clearly I think the right thing to do after gallivanting around the southwestern part of the country for a week is to come home and make cheesecake brownies. I mean, I left my boyfriend to fend for himself for 8 whole days. I needed to do some baking and send these off with him to work to make up for things. Plus, I needed a little sugar fix myself.

I used to make cheesecake brownies all the time in college – but for some reason I haven’t made them since moving down to L.A. Never fear, this is no longer the issue! What I love most about cheesecake brownies is that the swirled cheesecake layer perfectly evens out the rich decadent brownies on the bottom making it a perfectly balanced bite. Add a few sprinkles of chocolate and white chocolate chips and your friends will be begging you to make more!

Let’s just talk about how cute these little pink and white dishes are too. Don’t you love them. I do! And guess who made them for me – my mom!! I know – jealous right! Well you don’t have to be – because we are giving away 12 of these darling little dishes that you can use for whatever you want! All you have to do is leave a comment below and you are automatically entered to win! For an extra entry, head on over to the What’s Gaby Cooking facebook page, become a fan and leave a quick comment there to let me know. If you’re already a fan – just remind me! I’ll randomly pick the winner on Friday (6/17) in the morning!

They would be perfect with cupcakes, a handful of your favorite candies, or pretty much anything else. And get this – in just a few weeks, my mom is going to be opening up her very own online pop-up prop shop (say that 10 times fast) which will be filled with one of a kind ceramic pieces that will totally jazz up your food styling and prop collection! I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s up and running.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: serves 10

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

A decadent dessert layered with rich chocolate brownies, a Cheesecake swirl and topped with white chocolate and chocolate chips. (Loosely adapted from Food Network)


  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup AP flour
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper and then spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. For the Brownies: Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium low heat, constantly stirring until completely melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and carefully combine. Transfer to the parchment lined baking pan and set aside.
  3. For the Cheesecake: In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla and whisk together until there are no lumps. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temp so this process will be easier
  4. Using a spoon, drop pieces of the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie batter. Then using a knife, swirl the two batters together until you have a marbled effect.
  5. Top with the white chocolate chips and the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer baking dish to the pre-heated oven and bake for 30-33 minutes.
  7. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool before slicing.
  8. If you're feeling really decadent - serve a slice of the cheesecake brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

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  1. Cheesecake brownies are my downfall–two of my favorite baked good items, swirled together in one delectable bite! :)

    And those dishes are absolutely adorable. Definitely consider me entered! I’m heading over to your FB page next…

  2. Ohhh Gaby… FIRST you suck me in with those drool-worthy treats and then you HOOK me with those adorable dishes. YOU ROCK! :)

  3. These are TOO cute! :)
    Love that your mom made them–are you sure you want to part with them? I’ll share, I just need two for the whole dessert for two thing 😉

  4. Thos dishes look lovely, just the thing to brighten up my brand spanking new house! Currently sans roof, but these dishes will make it all better :)

  5. Your recipe looks luscious, can’t wait to try it. The dishes are perfect. Your mom sure has talent. Thank you for sharing with us.

  6. Aloha! Those are the cutest little dishes ever — your Mom is quite the artist! The brownies looh killer! Mahalo and have a great weekend!

  7. So excited to check out your mom’s on-line store! And I happen to have everything I need for these delicious looking brownies so I’ll be trying them out today.

  8. This recipe is decadently divine! I’m definitely going to bake this, soon! Those dishes are just oh-so-precious! You and your mom are two incredibly talented ladies! Thank you both so much for sharing with us! :)

  9. OMGOSH, yum! I recently married a brownie & cheesecake fenatic, he will absolutely LOVE these, thank you for sharing this recipe! Smiles!

  10. Those are absolutely fabulous, and adorable, and your mom made them???? How talented is she??? : )

  11. Those brownies look delicious! Think I will make them this weekend! Cute dishes too! Would love to win them! Thanks! Love your website and blog!

  12. Got a late start today but what a lovely way to begin this oh, so hot Friday in North Carolina – a delicious sounding recipe and gorgeous pottery dishes – thanks Gaby.

  13. Can’t wait to bake these brownies! I’m sure they would taste even better in those cute little dishes!
    Thanks for a great site.

  14. Those little dishes are so freaking cute! I love unique dishes for when I have guests; always makes them feel so special! And those brownies, I think I’m going to have to save this recipe for the next time I go on a girl’s weekend to Vegas and surprise my boyfriend with these when I get home. He will die!

  15. I’m a sucker for cute dishes and those are adorable!! And I absolutely must make those brownies now because otherwise I’ll be thinking of them all day and I won’t get anything else done!

  16. Cheesecake and Chocolate or is it Chocolate and Cheesecake?! What’s not to like? Adorable dishes. They would go nicely in my collection of dessert dishes! Can’t wait to make these brownies!

  17. Sweet! Your mom is very crafty and they are just my style (beastie boys?). I wish I liked cheesecake cause those bars look so good. Maybe I will see if my tastebuds have changed…

  18. Ok, so I’ve been coming here for a few weeks now and loving your site, the recipes are awesome, love the layout, your writing style, and the list goes on! And I love a cheesecake brownie as much as (if not more than) the next person. But I’m telling you, your mom has some talent! The first thing I noticed was *not* the brownies!! Those dishes are fantastic! 😀

  19. Cute dishes! Perfect for summer tea parties with my three girls. And I can’t wait for a cooler day to turn on the oven to make these brownies.

  20. I love tiny little dishes!! I do need more because my husband likes to use little bowls for salsa and then I don’t have any when I need them. I think he would be less likely to use a pink polkadot dish so they are perfect! :)

  21. These look great – I have to make a birthday treat for a colleague later in the week and I think these are just right! Those dishes are so cute!

  22. Love them! and not just because they’re small and cute but also because they’re not from some mass produced factory. Can I purchase them?

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