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Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

It’s funny how tastebuds change over the years.  As a child, I detested salads, most meats, and basically anything with flavor.  Even when it came to desserts, I was quite picky.  In my teen years, I began to enjoy baking.  The funny part was that I actually didn’t eat most of what I made though.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to love flavors and have expanded my pallet immensely.  But guess what!?  I only recently discovered that I love cheesecake!  So that’s why I just had to share this Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe.

Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake – It’s What’s For Dessert

 I’ve decided that cheesecake combines the best elements of the dessert world and delivers an amazingly dreamy result.  A great thing about cheesecake is that you can switch out a few ingredients or toppings to deliver a completely different flavor profile while keeping the base recipe the same.  So if you love cheesecake, be sure to pin or print this delightful Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe.

Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

Brownie Layer Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs

Cheesecake Layer Ingredients:

  • 3 blocks cream cheese (24 ounces total), at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Drizzle/Garnish

  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel sauce

Directions

Start your Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe by creating the brownie layer:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and prep a 9″ springform or silicone pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine: melted butter (NOT HOT, if hot – be sure to let cool a little), sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.  
  3. Stir until well combined.  NOTE:  The mixture will be thick!
  4. Next, mix in the vanilla.
  5. Then add the eggs, one at a time; be sure to stir well between each addition until the batter is very well blended.
  6. Add the flour and mix.
  7. Spread batter into prepared pan.
    Brownie crust - Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until just beginning to set but not completely cooked.  (You will be putting back in the oven later.)
  9. Let cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to cool as you prep the rest of the cheesecake ingredients.

Next up, the cheesecake layer:

  1. Make sure the oven is still set to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth; which takes about a minute. 
    cream cheese mixture - Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe
  3. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat until combined.
    cheesecake mixture - Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl and make sure the cream cheese has been fully incorporated.
  5. Add in the room temperature eggs, one at a time.  Beat until just smooth; do NOT over-beat!  
    cheesecake mixture - Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe
  6. Add in the vanilla.
    cheesecake mixture - Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe
  7. Pour batter on top of the cooled brownie crust and tap the pan on the counter to remove all air bubbles. 
  8. Sprinkle your mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. 
    cheesecake mixture - Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe
  9. Place pan onto a rimmed baking sheet and place in the pre-heated oven.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes or till the top looks slightly dry.  (NOTE:  It’s okay if the middle is slightly wobbly.)
  11. Turn off the oven and LEAVE cheesecake inside but crack the door open and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  This step may help prevent cracking.
  12. After the 10 minutes, remove the cheesecake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
    Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe + Chocolate chips
  13. Refrigerate the cheesecake until completely chilled (at least 4 hours but overnight is best).
  14. Release from the pan, slice, and serve drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce.
***PRO TIP:  When cutting, run a sharp knife under hot water before each cut.  This will give you a clean slice and beautiful presentation!

Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe  

Print this recipe and add it to your stash.  It’s a crowd pleaser!

Creamy Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

Creamy Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

This cheesecake is creamy and delectable! It delivers a smooth texture that everyone loves. Chocolate + Cheesecake + Caramel = PERFECTION!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • BROWNIE LAYER INGREDIENTS:
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • CHEESECAKE LAYER INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 blocks cream cheese (24 ounces total), at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • TOPPING/GARNISH:
  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel syrup

Instructions

Start your Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe by creating the brownie layer:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and prep a 9" springform or silicone pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine: melted butter (NOT HOT, if hot - be sure to let cool a little), sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.  
  3. Stir until well combined.  NOTE:  The batter mixture will be thick!
  4. Next, mix in the vanilla.
  5. Then add the eggs, one at a time; be sure to stir well between each addition till the batter is very well blended.
  6. Add the flour and mix.
  7. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until just beginning to set but not completely cooked.  (You will be putting back in the oven later.)
  9. Let cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to cool as you prep the rest of the cheesecake ingredients.


Next up, the cheesecake layer:

  1. Make sure the oven is still set to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth; which takes about a minute. 
  3. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat until combined.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl and make sure the cream cheese has been fully incorporated.
  5. Add in the room temperature eggs, one at a time.  Beat until just smooth; do NOT over-beat! 
  6. Add in the vanilla.
  7. Pour batter on top of the cooled brownie crust and tap the pan on the counter to remove all air bubbles.  
  8. Sprinkle your mini chocolate chips evenly over the top.
  9. Place the pan onto a rimmed baking sheet and place in the pre-heated oven.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes or till the top looks slightly dry.  (NOTE:  It's okay if the middle is slightly wobbly.)
  11. Turn off the oven and LEAVE cheesecake inside but crack the door open and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  This step may help prevent cracking.
  12. After the 10 minutes, remove the cheesecake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Refrigerate the cheesecake until completely chilled (at least 4 hours but overnight is best).
  14. Release from the pan, slice, and serve drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce.
  15. Enjoy!

Notes

**You can make homemade caramel and chocolate sauce or just use store bought syrups.

**Run your sharp knife under hot water between slices to create a crisp, clean line and prevent your cheesecake from sticking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 7g

These nutritional facts are offered only as an estimate and could vary slightly.

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Cheesecake is a satisfying dessert to serve after any meal.  BUT, if you are looking for some meal inspiration, check out our Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies Recipe or Beef Carnita Bowls Recipe.
Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

Mia Rose

Monday 21st of February 2022

I can't wait to make this for my daughters birthday. Just the kind of dessert that she loves.

Lauryn R

Sunday 13th of February 2022

This sounds delicious, I am definitely going to have to make this now! It does make the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

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