You are going to love these Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies. It starts with a brownie mix and then cream cheese and raspberry are swirled perfectly together.

Raspberry Brownies stacked with parchment paper in between with fresh raspberries on the top
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These Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies are rich, creamy and full of cheesecake and raspberry flavor. Starting with a brownie mix and topping the brownie batter with cheesecake and raspberry puree makes for the ultimate brownies.

If you love cheesecake, brownies and raspberries then this recipe is for you. Loaded with so much fudgy flavor that won’t believe how easy they are to make. We love the hint of pink and red coloring that fills each piece of this delicious brownie recipe.

The perfect holiday brownie or just for a movie night in. Your friends and family will think you spent all day making these rich and decadent brownies. If you love raspberry as much as I do, make Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies, White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream or Raspberry Cheesecake Bars.

For more raspberry flavor, make Raspberry Sorbet.

Why We Love Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

  • Brownie Mix – We start with this recipe with a brownie mix. You can easily make homemade brownie, but swirling in the additional ingredients makes them taste homemade.
  • Raspberries – Using fresh raspberries gives these brownies so much flavor and makes them so eye pleasing.
  • Cheesecake – The combination of the cream cheese with the other simple ingredients makes this cheesecake swirl so delicious.
  • Holiday Dessert – We make these every year for Christmas. The flavor and the colors makes this the perfect Christmas dessert.

Ingredients 

Ingredients needed - brownie mix, cream cheese, egg, vanilla, sugar, fresh raspberries

For the Brownies 

  • Brownie Mix (to be made in a 9X13 pan) 
  • Ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package. 

For the Cheesecake Filling 

  • Cream Cheese (8 oz) 
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Granulated Sugar

For the Raspberry Swirl

  • Fresh Raspberries 
  • Granulated Sugar 

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients and recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • Homemade Brownies – Feel free to make brownies from scratch with cocoa powder. They really are simple to make but we love the convenience of box brownies.
  • Serving – Serve the brownies with fresh fruit or with some vanilla ice cream.
  • Change the Fruit – You can easily make this dessert swirled with strawberries or other delicious fruit.

How to Make Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Brownie batter poured into a baking dish

Step 1 – Prepare oven and Brownie Mix – Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Prepare box brownie mix based on the package instructions with stand mixer. Pour the batter into a 9X13 baking pan.  

Beating cream cheese with sugar, egg, & vanilla

Step 2 – Make Cheesecake Filling – For the cheesecake filling, beat Cream Cheese with a hand held mixer until creamy in a bowl. Stir 1 cup of granulated sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well until well combined. 

Draining the raspberries in a strainer

Step 3 – Prepare the Raspberry Swirl. – Make the raspberry swirl, place the ½ cup of raspberries and sugar into a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Then strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds.  

Dropping cheesecake layer on brownie batter and topping with raspberries

Step 4 – Drop creamy cheesecake layer and raspberry onto brownie – Drop the cheesecake batter by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter. Then use a spoon to drop small drops of the raspberry puree on top of the cheesecake mixture.  

Swirling the cheesecake layer and raspberry layer into the brownie batter

Step 5 – Swirl mixtures together – Use a knife to swirl both of the batters into the fudgy brownie batter.  

Baked raspberry cheesecake brownie

Step 6 – Bake Brownie – Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Bake until cream cheese mixture is slightly browned and the brownies are cooked through. Cool completely before cutting and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Brownie Mix – Prepare brownie mix as the box indicates. Do not over mix the ingredients. Mix until combined.
  • Raspberry Puree – Use a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds from the raspberries.
  • Dropping batter – Gently drop the cream cheese mixture and raspberry puree on the brownie mix.
  • Swirling together – Slightly swirl the three mixtures together. You want to see the swirling in the brownies after they have baked.
  • Cool Completely – Before cutting the bars, make sure they have cool completely.
Raspberries brownies cut into squares

How to Store

Cover the leftover bars tightly and refrigerate for up to 4-5 days.  

Can you Freeze Brownies?

Yes, just make sure to use a good freezer container. I also would place a layer of wax paper between the brownies. This will help the brownies from sticking to each other.

They can be frozen up to 6 months. This is so handy if you need to make them for an event or holiday. Just make sure to let them thaw at room temperature a few hours before you are ready to serve.

The brownies will still taste delicious and you will have more time to do other things. We often make these in advance for holidays, events and more.

Raspberry Brownies cut into squares and stacked

How to Easily Cut Brownies

  • Cool completely – First, make sure the brownies have completely cooled. Cutting brownies that are still warm will result in a mess. It is important to give them proper time to cool.
  • Use Plastic Knife – The best way to cut brownies is with a plastic knife. They are non stick and help to ensure clean cuts.
  • Clean Knife while cutting – As you see brownie start to build up on the knife, wipe with a napkin. Keeping your knife clean will help to cut the brownies better.
  • Wipe Knife – I actually just wipe the knife after each cut. Each square will look nice and clean.
  • Hot Water – Another tip is to run the knife under hot water. Just make sure to wipe it off so that it is completely cool before cutting.
  • Regular Knife Tip – If you do not want to use a plastic knife, you can use a regular knife. However, I suggest spraying it with cooking spray.

As long as you follow these easy tips for cutting them, each square should be clean cut. They will look amazing on your dessert table and so pretty.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

4.80 from 5 votes
You are going to love these Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies. It starts with a brownie mix and then cream cheese and raspberry are swirled perfectly together.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 330

Ingredients

For the Brownies:

  • 1 pkg Brownie Mix to be made in a 9X13 pan
  • Ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

For the Raspberry Swirl:

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Prepare brownie batter based on the package instructions and pour the batter into a 9X13 baking pan.
  • For the cheesecake filling, beat Cream Cheese with a hand held mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well until well combined.
  • To make the raspberry swirl, place the raspberries and sugar into a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Then strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds.
  • Drop the cheesecake batter by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter. Then use a spoon to drop small drops of the raspberry puree on top of the cheesecake mixture.  
  • Use a knife to swirl both of the batters into the brownie batter. 
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is slightly browned and the brownies are cooked through. Cool completely before cutting and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cover the leftover bars tightly and refrigerate for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 330kcal, Carbohydrates 53g, Protein 4g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.002g, Cholesterol 33mg, Sodium 189mg, Potassium 38mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 40g, Vitamin A 275IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 22mg, Iron 1mg

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