Decadent Mocha Cheesecake Brownies


This prize-winning recipe combines a dark, moist mocha brownie with a thick and creamy cheesecake layer to create a decadent and beautiful dessert.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
16 brownies


  • cooking spray

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 egg


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon milk

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup chopped almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a square 9-inch baking pan with foil. Grease foil with cooking spray.

  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth and light. Add egg; beat until smooth. Set cheesecake layer aside.

  3. Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cocoa powder and coffee granules.

  4. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together onto a large piece of waxed paper. Add all at once to the chocolate mixture; stir until blended. Add vanilla extract. Set 1/3 cup of batter aside in a small bowl; stir in milk. Fold chocolate chips and almonds into the remaining batter.

  5. Pour larger portion of batter into the prepared pan. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture on top. Drop teaspoonfuls of reserved batter over the cream cheese layer. Run a clean knife through the batter and cheesecake to create swirls.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheesecake is set and a toothpick inserted halfway to the center of the pan comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 112mg 2%

* 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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