These delicious cheesecake brownies are incredibly fudgy and moist while being topped with a simple and smooth cheesecake layer. Top these brownies off with ice cream, whipped cream, and a simple strawberry topping. The combination of the brownie and cheesecake makes for a delicious Brownie a la Mode dessert.
I am crazy about brownies! I mean, I can literally eat a whole pan throughout the day. Give me a glass of cold milk and those brownies are as good as gone! Just as crazy as I am about brownies, I am just as crazy about Cheesecake. I love the sweetness and tartness of cheesecake. Especially if it’s topped with strawberries. It totally makes sense to combine these dessert giants together to make one great dessert!
Ingredients in this brownie recipe
These ultimate cheesecake brownies are made with a few simple ingredients:
Brownie Box Mix: For this recipe, you can definitely make brownies from scratch but I used a brownie mix to make my life easier. There is nothing wrong with using brownie or cake mix when you can. In this recipe, I laid out a full brownie recipe from scratch that consists of butter, baking chocolate, chocolate chips, and sugar.
Cream Cheese: You are going to need a few bricks of cream cheese to create that flawless layer of cream cheese that is on top of the brownie layer. You will combine the cream cheese, cornstarch, sugar, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Once you combine these ingredients you will layer them on top of the brownie layer. Don’t worry, as it bakes you will get two distinct layers.
Strawberries: The strawberry topping to this recipe is very simple. It combines strawberry preserves and fresh strawberries. You will heat the strawberry preserves and add the fresh strawberries. Then you will pour this strawberry topping on top of the brownies.
Hot Fudge: What is a good brownie a la mode if it isn’t without a nice topping of hot fudge? To make these brownies as glorious as possible, you’ll add a layer of ice cream, whipped cream, and strawberry topping, in addition to the hot fudge.
These easy cheesecake brownies are a great sweet treat to enjoy all year long, but they definitely are a great dessert to make for Valentine’s Day or over the holidays.
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes. You can absolutely use a knife or a toothpick and swirl the cream cheese batter on top. Just place the dollops of the batter top and swirl around.
I typically don’t like to keep desserts longer than one week. I’ve noticed they tend to lose their freshness. But I am sure you can cut these in squares and place them in an airtight container and freeze them.