Brownie Bottom Cheesecake combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy a layer of cheesecake mixture on top of decadent brownies.

Brownie bottom cheesecake sliced on a plate.
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Brownie bottom cheesecake

If you love cheesecake and brownies, this recipe is the one to try. It is an absolute delight and so easy to make. We used a brownie mix and the cheesecake layer comes together in minutes.

Each slice is so pretty with the contrasting layers. You will enjoy getting both flavors in one amazing dessert.

The slices look gorgeous once cut and you can see the brownie and cheesecake layer.

Ingredients for Brownie bottom cheesecake.

Ingredients: 

  • Brownie Mix. Plus, ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package instructions. 
  • Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • Large Eggs, room temperature 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Hot Fudge Sauce 

How to make brownie bottom cheesecake:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 – Prepare the pan. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Step 3 – Combine the brownie mix. Make the brownie mix prepared according to the package instructions.  Spread the brownie batter into the bottom of the springform pan and the bake time is just 15 minutes until the top of the brownies are set.  Remove the pan from the oven. 
  • Step 4 – Combine the cream cheese mixture. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer and combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over the baked brownie layer. 
  • Step 5 – Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.  Then bake for 40-45 minutes until the cheesecake batter is set but still jiggly. Remove the cheesecake from the oven.
  • Step 6 – Allow to cool. Let the cheesecake cool completely at room temperature (approximately 1 hour).  Then chill in the refrigerator for at least 4-6 hours but overnight is preferred. 
  • Step 7 – Remove from the pan. When you are ready to serve, run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake.  Then carefully remove the sides of the springform pan.
  • Step 8 – Serve and enjoy. Slice and serve with the hot fudge sauce drizzled on top.  You can also add a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy! 
Brownie bottom cheesecake sliced on a plate.

How to store leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers covered for up to 1 week. Make sure to cover the entire cheesecake in plastic wrap so it stays fresh.

Can You Freeze Cheesecake?

Yes, this cheesecake can be frozen up to 6 weeks. Wrap in plastic wrap and then foil before freezing.

I like to write the name and date on the outside so it’s easy to keep up with how long it’s been in the freezer.

Allow the cheesecake to thaw before serving.

Brownie bottom cheesecake sliced on a plate.

Variations

  • Brownie Mix. Try different types of boxed brownie mix. We just used a plain mix but the ones with chocolate pieces or caramel would be delicious.
  • Sour Cream topping. For a new flavor twist, combine ½ cup sour cream and 2 teaspoons powdered sugar. Spread over the top of the cheesecake once cool.
  • Chocolate. Toss in semi sweet mini chocolate chips into the brownie batter for even more chocolate flavor. You can also add this to the cheesecake mixture for a chocolate chip cheesecake.
  • Homemade brownies. We used a boxes mix to keep it quick and simple. However, feel free to use homemade brownies.
  • Turtle Cheesecake. Top the cheesecake once cooled with hot fudge, caramel and pecans.
  • Nuts. You can 12 cup walnuts or pecans to the brownie batter.
  • Peanut Butter Cups. Chop leftover candy and garnish the top of the cheesecake. The chocolate and peanut butter combination is delicious.
Brownie bottom cheesecake on a platter.

Recipe tips

  • Room temperature ingredients. Make sure to use room temperature ingredients to ensure that the cheesecake layer is smooth and creamy. 
  • Allow to cool. It is important to allow the cheesecake to cool completely before removing from the pan.
  • 9″ Pan. If you do not have a springform pan, you can use a 9″ round pan. Make sure to grease the pan with non stick cooking spray before using.
  • Eggs. Stir the eggs into the mixture instead of beating them first. You do not want the extra air in the batter. This will make the cheesecake batter have too much air and rise and crack while baking.
  • Serving ideas. It is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Then drizzle with more hot fudge. This is so rich and creamy.
Brownie bottom cheesecake being sliced.

Cheesecake with brownie bottom

This recipe for brownie bottom cheesecake is effortless to make. With only a handful of ingredients, it is super easy to make anytime the craving hits.

We love to make this for special occasions but it is simple enough for any day of the week.

The combination of these two amazing desserts makes for a great recipe. Everyone will really love this decadent cheesecake. Each bite is the best of both worlds and so delicious.

Brownie bottom cheesecake sliced on a plate.

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

5 from 3 votes
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy a layer of cheesecake mixture on top of decadent brownies.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cool completely then Refrigerate 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 673

Ingredients

  • 1 box Brownie Mix 15.25 oz box
  • *Ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package instructions.
  • 2 pkgs Cream Cheese softened at room temperature (8 oz each)
  • 2 Large Eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Hot Fudge Sauce
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare the brown batter based on the package instructions.  Spread the brown batter into the bottom of the springform pan and bake for 15 minutes until the top of the brownies are set.  Remove the pan from the oven.
  • Beat together the cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over the baked brownie layer.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.  Then bake for 40-45 minutes until the cheesecake is set but still jiggly.
  • Let the cheesecake cool completely at room temperature (approximately 1 hour).  Then chill in the refrigerator for at least 4-6 hours but overnight is preferred.
  • When you are ready to serve, run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake.  Then carefully remove the sides of the springform pan.
  • Slice and serve with the hot fudge sauce drizzled on top.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 673kcal, Carbohydrates 78g, Protein 9g, Fat 37g, Saturated Fat 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 445mg, Potassium 145mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 53g, Vitamin A 819IU, Vitamin C 0.04mg, Calcium 70mg, Iron 2mg

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