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Caramel Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

Chocolatey and Chewy these Brownies are swirled with a cheesecake filling and caramel sauce. Over the top in every way this Caramel Cheesecake Swirled Brownies Recipe is perfect for your next party!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9-16 Brownies 1x


Units Scale
  • 4oz (1/2 Cup/ 1 stick) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 63 grams (1/2 Cup) Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (My fave is SCHARFFEN BERGER)
  • 8oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temp.
  • 1 Large Egg, at room temp.
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 67 grams (1/3 Cup) Granulated Sugar
  • 12 caramels
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 250 grams (1 1/4 Cup) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large eggs, at room temp.
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 94 grams (3/4 Cup) All-Purpose Flour/ Plain Flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and line an 8X8 baking pan with foil and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. In a double boiler or a large bowl that can sit on top of a saucepan melt 1 stick of butter and the chocolate chips. (You want the bowl to sit on top of the saucepan- the saucepan should have a little bit of water on low-medium heat. You do not want to bowl to touch the water) Cook until just melted. Using a dishtowel take the bowl off of the saucepan and whisk in the cocoa powder. Set aside for a few minutes to cool.
  3. While cooling, in the bowl of an electric mixer whip the cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add in egg, vanilla, and sugar. Mix until fully combined 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium-low cook caramels and heavy cream until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In the chocolate mixture whisk in 1 1/4 cup sugar. Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and salt. Fold flour in, do not over mix. Pour 2/3 into a prepared pan. Scoop cheesecake mixture on top, and then scoop caramel on top. Drop spoonfuls of remaining brownie batter on top and use a knife to swirl it all together.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out with no wet batter. Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing in.
  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: brownies

Keywords: caramel brownies, cheesecake brownies, caramel cheesecake brownies

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