Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Today I took my kids to a splash playground. It sounded like a good idea at the time. But several hours and one indecent exposure later, I’m not so sure.

My son went into the bathroom to change. On the way, he must’ve dropped his Spider-Man underwear. He burst out of the bathroom in the nude in front of everyone, screaming, “I can’t find my underpants!”

Ah, kids. Can’t live with them. But I sure can’t live without them.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Which is why I eat a lot of brownies. I figure the brownies are saving me a lot of money on a qualified therapist. Why do therapy when you can swirl raspberry and cheesecake into a super-fudgy brownie?

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Man, it’s good stuff. And few flavors go together better than chocolate and raspberry. Put cheesecake in there, and it’s fairly lethal. Lethally awesome! Aw yeah.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

One word of logistical blah-di-blah: make this recipe when you’re doing mini-cheesecakes, like the recipe here. You can take leftover batter and swirl it into the brownies along with the raspberry jelly. The other solution if you don’t dig that is to halve the cheesecake base and bake a thicker layer of cheesecake on top with a lighter raspberry swirl. You do what suits you! I believe in customizing recipes to your needs anyway.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Hope these relieve some stress! Because I can tell ya, the splash playground is not your friend. Brownies are!

 

Brownie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 Β to 3/4 cup cheesecake filling (leftover from this recipe)

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350. Coat an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Take the raspberry jelly and cheesecake filling and drop in spoonfuls onto the surface of the brownies. Using a knife, swirl the cheesecake and raspberry together.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is set. Let the brownies cool and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container, or chill if you prefer your cheesecake at that temperature.

 

Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Rachel @ Bakerita

    This looks so delicious! Love the raspberry and cheesecake flavors together for this!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Rachel! I love lots of flavors!

  2. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    Haaa! Haaa! So funny! Aren’t kids great? These brownies look so decadent and delicious. Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Mir

      Decadent for sure. Why can’t I stop myself? πŸ™‚ Thanks, Michele!

  3. Lori

    I can’t think of a better flavor combination, something about chocolate and raspberry that completes a meal.

    1. Mir

      I completely agree with you, Lori. More of that!

  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look beyond sinful. I love brownies so much!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! I love your vegan version, too!

  5. Mary Frances

    Every single mom has gone through that πŸ™‚ You can’t live without them, but living with them is definitely more than expected. Brownies are the best way to end a meal! And the raspberry and chocolate combo is the best. Great job Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks! I need to do more with raspberry. It makes me so happy!

  6. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    my chocolate cravings have definitely kicked in right now.. these brownies look delicious!
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    1. Mir

      Mine never go away, unfortunately. Chocolate always! Thanks, Thalia!

  7. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    I’m totally laughing over your little guy frantic for his underwear, and totally not caring who sees what! I’ve been there a time or two with my own boys!! Brownies, cake, cookies, you name it, I’ve devoured it in the name of “therapy”! πŸ˜‰ Your brownies look so gooey and perfect!
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    1. Mir

      It was kind of funny. Okay, really funny. But I had to keep my cool!
      Chocolate therapy is definitely the best kind!

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