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Valentine’s Day is almost here. Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, spending time with friends, or hanging out with your cats, the day is a wonderful excuse to spread the love. That’s why today, I’m going to show you a delicious treat you can make and package up for all the special people in your life. Yes, it’s time for Cheesecake Brownies!

This is a recipe I got back in college, and I have probably made these brownies once a year since then. Not only are they super simple, but the flavor combination is practically a guaranteed hit. Who’s going to turn down a brownie swirled with cheesecake?

I was inspired to make these for Valentine’s Day when I found this adorable heart-shaped cake pan. Garnished with festive sprinkles, these brownies will be the perfect treat to hang on my neighbors’ apartment doors for the holiday.

Now, please don’t fret if you don’t have a heart-shaped pan like this one. I usually bake these brownies in a 13×9-inch pan. If you’re after that heart shape, you might use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut them out.

Once my heart-shaped cheesecake brownies were cool, I tucked them into cellophane bags to keep them fresh. I decorated each bag with ribbon and a tag. An extra loop of ribbon on the back makes a handle so I can easily hang them on my neighbors’ doors.

A special treat for special people. I think they’re going to love them! Don’t you?

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Cheesecake Brownies
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Ingredients
Brownies:
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • eggs - amounts will vary based on your particular brownie mix.
  • canola oil - amounts will vary based on your particular brownie mix.
  • water - amounts will vary based on your particular brownie mix.
Cheesecake:
  • 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles optional
Cuisine Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Brownies:
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • eggs - amounts will vary based on your particular brownie mix.
  • canola oil - amounts will vary based on your particular brownie mix.
  • water - amounts will vary based on your particular brownie mix.
Cheesecake:
  • 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles optional
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Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next, prepare your brownie mix according to the package directions. Add the prepared brownie batter to your lightly greased baking pan. (I used a heart-shaped pan here, but a 13x9-inch pan would work just as well.)
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture to the top of your brownie batter. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick to swirl the cream cheese mixture into the batter.
  4. Bake according to the package directions, adding an extra 4-5 minutes to compensate for the cream cheese layer.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with sprinkles for added color and fun.

No matter where or how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope you’ll give my recipe for Cheesecake Brownies a try! For more recipes and other creative apartment-inspired ideas, be sure to visit the ForRent.com blog.

Happy baking, friends!

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Michael Wurm, Jr. is a native of St. Marys, PA and currently lives in Pittsburgh. He is the self-taught decorator, cook, DIYer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog Inspired by Charm. The mission of his blog is to help people create their happy place through decorating, cooking, crafting, entertaining, and travel. The blog features no-fuss recipes as well as approachable decor and DIY ideas that mix old and new. Michael encourages others to “throw away the rule book” and stay true to their individual style. Read more at Inspired by Charm.

Comments

  1. Minal Patil says:
    Hey Michael, these look absolutely amazing!!! Would like to know the sure shot way of taking these brownies out of this kind mould without breaking them. I mean is it advisable to chill them along with the mould in refrigerator and then try taking them out? 🙂
  2. Hi, Minal.

    Thanks for your interest in trying this recipe!

    Be sure to spray your pan with baking spray before adding the batter. Once baked. I recommend cooling them for at least 20 minutes in the pan. After that, they are really easy to remove. You can turn the pan over and let me fall out or loosen them with a butter knife and pop them right out. Good luck and happy baking!

    Michael

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