5 from 1 vote
Cheesecake Brownies are extra rich and decadent! The perfect blend of cream cheese and chocolate. No one will guess they're gluten free!!
Cheesecake Brownies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Cheesecake Brownies are extra rich and decadent!  The perfect blend of cream cheese and chocolate.  No one will guess they're gluten free!!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten free
Yield: 24 brownies
Calories: 367 kcal
  • 1 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease a 9"x13" pan.  Line the pan with parchment paper and grease the parchment.

  3. For the brownie batter:  Melt the butter, in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the 2 cups of sugar and bring to a low boil, stirring continually until the sugar has dissolved (about 5 minutes).

  4. Take the pan off the heat and add the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla and stir until combined.  Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes.

  5. Whisk the eggs in, one at a time, and then the gluten free flour and xanthan gum.  Stir the mixture until smooth.

  6. For the cream cheese batter:  With a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until no large chunks remain.

  7. Add in the sugar, flour, vanilla, half & half, and eggs and mix until smooth.

  8. Stir the chocolate chips into the brownie batter.

  9. Spread half the brownie batter on the bottom of the pan, then pour the cream cheese batter over the top.

  10. Drop the remaining brownie batter by spoonful onto the cream cheese layer.  Using a table knife or spatula, swirl the brownie batter together with the cream cheese batter to create a marbled look.

  11. Bake the brownies for 45-55 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  12. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting.



Adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesecake Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Potassium 190mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.