I love cheesecake and I love brownies. And strawberries. Who can forget those! This dessert has them all, so you don't have to choose just one! Isn't that the best??? These Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Brownies are the best of all dessert heavens and are frequently requested by family at dinners and parties! The layers are so delicious but so different at the same time. They compliment each other so well. You can always change the berries to your liking but I feel like strawberry worked best.
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40-45 minutes
1 cup melted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips - optional but highly recommended
228 grams cream cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
500 grams strawberry pie topping.
Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
Melt the butter and set it aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and flour. Mix it in until just combined. Do not over mix it. Stir in the chocolate chips if using.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Set it aside.
In separate bowl: mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla and egg until just combined. Over mixing this will cause the cream cheese mixture to become thin and watery.
Make 5 trenches un the brownie batter. Then fill those trenches with the cheesecake bater. Top with spoonfuls of the strawberry pie topping.
Take knife and swirl the mixture a couple times. Don't go over board!
Bake for 40 minutes until the cheesecake layer is just set.
Take it out of the oven and bring it to room temperature. Then refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice and serve.