Kind of like cheesecake-swirled brownies but made in cupcake cups. Easy to make with package brownie mix. Also cheesecake mix doesn't contain eggs.

Kat

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cupcakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brownies:
Cheesecake:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Mix brownie mix, oil, eggs, and water together in a bowl until well combined. Mix cream cheese, sugar, butter, flour, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl.

  • Fill each muffin cup 1/2-full with brownie mix; top with cream cheese mixture. Spoon brownie mix over cream cheese mixture layer.

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

Editor's Note:

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

The directions given for the brownie mix are according to the Pillsbury(R) mix. Follow directions on brownie box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 43g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 59.2mg; sodium 218.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
Loved this very simple and easy, I looked up another recipe For a chocolate ganache put that on top of it and It made it 100 times better my whole family love it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2016
I was really disappointed with how these turned out. the texture of the cheesecake filling was odd compared to the brownie and in turn was a bit off putting. I think if you swirled the cheesecake filling into the brownie batter it'd be more successful. they were easy to make just nothing special. and while edible not something I'd prefer or make again. Read More
(1)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
Loved this very simple and easy, I looked up another recipe For a chocolate ganache put that on top of it and It made it 100 times better my whole family love it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2015
Really easy and yummy! My family loves cheesecake brownies prepared this way and have been asking for this almost weekly since discovering this recipe (thank you for sharing). Last time I made this I forgot the butter; however it made no difference to the taste or texture so I'll continue to "forget" it the next time I make this again (next week!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
These came out excellent. Don't expect cheesecake when you bite into cream cheese you'll be disappointed. If you want a true cheesecake it's going to take more than just sweetening cream cheese. (or you can buy premade cheesecake filling in the store) These are fine as-is and very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2015
This recipe was great. I should've doubled it! We just used our homemade brownie recipe and it worked out well. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
Good recipe! I added one egg to the cheesecake batter to thin it out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2017
I made it exactly as directed and everyone went crazy for it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2018
I made this recipe as written however I used Ghirardelli triple chocolate brownie mix and after filling the batter into the cups had none left for the top. I placed a good fluffy dollop of cheesecake batter on top of each brownie set the timer for 25 minutes and placed them in the oven. After 25 minutes I checked them with my cake tester and the brownies were still raw. After checking my oven for temperature and trying to figure out why they were not cooking my granddaughter Olivia who is 13 years old figured it out. The directions on the brownie box said to cook brownies for 50 minutes! So please check the cooking time on your brownie mix. I also added an egg to the cheesecake batter and it whipped up nice and fluffy. They were really good! Took one star off for not explaining different cooking times! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
This recipe is DIVINE! I can't say enough good things about it! Easy to make, beautiful, and delicious! An instant hit in my household. Adding it to my usual repertoire! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2016
I was really disappointed with how these turned out. the texture of the cheesecake filling was odd compared to the brownie and in turn was a bit off putting. I think if you swirled the cheesecake filling into the brownie batter it'd be more successful. they were easy to make just nothing special. and while edible not something I'd prefer or make again. Read More
(1)
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