Brownie Cheesecake Cupcakes


These brownie-cheesecake cupcakes are similar to cheesecake-swirled brownies, but they're baked in muffin cups. They're easy to make with packaged brownie mix and a simple, no-egg cheesecake batter.

overhead view of Brownie Cheesecake Cupcakes in tulip style cupcake liners
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 cupcakes


Brownie Batter:

  • 1 (18.4 ounce) package brownie mix (such as Pillsbury®)

  • cup oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup water

Cheesecake Batter:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Make the brownie batter: Mix brownie mix, oil, eggs, and water together in a bowl until well combined.

  3. Make the cheesecake batter: Mix cream cheese, sugar, butter, flour, and vanilla together in a separate bowl.

  4. Spoon brownie batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 1/2 full. Top with cheesecake batter, then spoon brownie batter over top. Reserve any remaining brownie batter for another use.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownie part comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

Editor's Notes:

Not all the brownie batter will be used in the cupcakes. The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brownie batter. The actual amount of brownies consumed will vary.

The directions given for the brownie batter are according to a Pillsbury mix. If using a different brand, follow the directions on the box.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
29g Fat
43g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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