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Cheesecake Topped Brownies


"This recipe came about purely by luck. A few years back, I had to make a last minute dessert for a party. I had wanted to make cheesecake but I did not have graham cracker crumbs. I did have a package of brownie mix and frosting. They were a hit at the party and I have made them ever since."
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1 h 5 m servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 40 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)


  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to the directions on the package. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and cornstarch until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is lightly browned. Allow to cool, spread with frosting, and cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator, or freeze in a single layer for up to 2 weeks.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Boy, is my husband's staff ever in for a treat tomorrow! These are just awesome, decadent good. I don't care for "prepared frosting" so I improvised a little for the topping. While the brownies...

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Made these today and am disappointed the middle did not cook through. I did read some reviews but should have read a few more of the one who stated to cook brownies first then add topping. I wil...

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Boy, is my husband's staff ever in for a treat tomorrow! These are just awesome, decadent good. I don't care for "prepared frosting" so I improvised a little for the topping. While the brownies...

Wow - this might be the best brownie recipe I have ever tried; served at a party, and everyone ate them right up, including an otherwise vegan, so that was really telling :) A few notes: 1)...

These are really great brownies! Since some of the other reviews said there was too much chocolate, I melted half a bag of milk choc. chips and spread on top. Not only was the choc. not overwelm...

Excellent recipe! Instead of frosting, I topped this with: 6oz chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter- melt over low heat, then pour over brownies and refrigerate. This topping is much easier to ...

Fantastic dessert! I used No Pudge Brownie mix (fat free) and reduced fat cream cheese without any trouble. After reading about problems cutting squares, I lined my pan with foil and sprayed i...

FIVE STARS IS NOT ENOUGH! You must try this recipe. I did not have any problems at all with this. I used a Fudge brownie mix from Duncan Hines, followed the cheesecake recipe exactly, except ad...

VERY GOOD, but very sweet and rich! try omitting the frosting and cut the cheesecake topping into the brownie with a knife before cooking to give it a swirled effect. Or try adding chocolate chi...

I've made this recipe a couple of times so far and I'm about to make it again's great. So easy, so good. Some things I'd like to mention--I never had the layers separate like some o...

Don't try to make them thicker or they will never cook in the middle :) When using the correct pan, they are wonderful!