Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Author Kelly Kwok
Servings 12 Slices
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Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake - the ultimate cheesecake for chocolate lovers!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


BROWNIE BOTTOM (OR use your favorite brownie mix)

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  • 24 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips, melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream room temperature


  • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

GARNISH (optional)

  • shaved chocolate
  • whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides. Wrap the outer layer of the pan with a double-layer of heavy duty aluminum foil to prevent leaking.


  1. To make the brownie, combine the melted butter and melted chocolate in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk in both sugars until combined.

  2. Whisk in the vanilla and then the eggs, one by one - mixing until incorporated.

  3. Add baking powder, salt and slowly mix in the flour until smooth and just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 22-24 minutes. (Brownie may not be fully baked which is okay since you will bake it with the cheesecake)


  1. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside. Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F.
  2. While the brownie is baking, make the cheesecake layer. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer) on low speed, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat slowly, until just smooth.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down after each addition.
  4. Add melted chocolate, cocoa powder, flour and vanilla together until smooth.
  5. Add the sour cream and beat on low speed until smooth and combined.
  6. Slowly pour cheesecake batter over brownie layer and spread evenly. The pan will be very full. (you may have extra batter which you can bake in silicone muffin cups or ramekins)
  7. Place springform pan inside a large roasting pan. Fill outside pan with enough warm water to go about almost half-way up the sides of the springform pan.
  8. Bake at 300°F for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly.
  9. Turn off the oven, and allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven with the door closed for 20 minutes.
  10. Crack open the door and leave the cheesecake in the oven for 30 minutes or until set. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and discard aluminum foil wrapping. Cover and refrigerate until firm, 5-6 hours or overnight.
  11. Once the cheesecake is completely cool, remove springform pan sides from cheesecake and place cheesecake on a serving plate.


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl.
  2. Using a double-boiler or the microwave, heat the heavy whipping cream until it just begins to boil, then pour over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed for 1-3 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
  3. Spread the ganache onto the cheesecake into an even layer. Garnish with shaved chocolate and whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 971 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 37g185%
Cholesterol 234mg78%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 579mg17%
Carbohydrates 93g31%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 72g80%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1634IU33%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.