Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

These cherry cheesecake brownies are quick to assemble. Feel free and swap the brownie portion with a boxed mix or your favorite brownie recipe. Morello cherries can often be found at stores such as Trader Joe's. Black cocoa onyx powder can be obtained through Savory Spice Shop®-- it's completely optional but gives a luxurious dark chocolate color to the brownies.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 brownies


Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Brownie Batter:

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon black onyx cocoa powder (from Savory Spice Shop®) (Optional)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups morello cherries, drained and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.

  2. For the filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.

  3. For the brownies: Combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, black onyx cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Beat together oil, eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Pour into flour mixture and mix to combine. Spread 3/4 of the batter into the prepared baking pan.

  4. Mix 1/4 cup chopped morello cherries into the batter in the pan. Spread remaining cherries across the top of the brownie batter in one layer. Pour cream cheese filling over the cherries. Spread remaining brownie batter on top of the cream cheese filling. Draw a knife through the batter to create swirls.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 25 to 27 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Let cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
14g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 84mg 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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