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Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies are rich, fudgy, and truly delicious. They’re super easy to make with the best gluten free brownie mix!

a stack of Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies on a white plate

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When I worked in a coffee and donut shop (my first job as a teen!), my favorite thing we sold, other than the iced coffee, was the cheesecake brownies. They were huge and insanely delicious.

Cheesecake brownies have always been a recipe I’ve wanted to recreate as a gluten free brownie recipe and I’m not sure why I waited so long. I’ve got loads of gluten free brownies already on my website, so cheesecake brownies HAD to be next!

What You Need To Know About This Easy Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

While I usually make my brownies from scratch, I took a shortcut today and used a gluten free brownie mix as the brownie base. King Arthur has the best brownie mix by far and it’s my go-to when I want to make a batch of brownies quickly.

overhead shot of baked Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies that have been sliced

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How to Make a Box Brownie Mix Better

As good as this gluten free brownie mix is, there’s always room to add a few things to make a box brownie mix better. In this case, it’s totally possible to improve upon perfection!

Adding a cheesecake filling, chocolate ganache, candy/mix-ins, or topping with buttercream frosting is the perfect way to elevate a brownie.

PS you should see what I made with it over on TikTok!

sliced Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies on natural parchment paper

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Cheesecake Brownie Ingredients

overhead shot of ingredients to make Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies


Equipment Needed to Make Cream Cheese Brownies

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk, Spatula, and Mixing Spoon
  • Small Offset Spatula (optional)
  • 9×9 Square Baking Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer (for the cheesecake filling)
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Cooling Rack

overhead shot of Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies with a box of King Arthur Gluten Free Brownie Mix


How to Make Cheesecake Brownies

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then, spray a 9×9 inch square baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, leaving enough overhang to use as a sling to pull the brownies out of the pan.

Step 2. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix as directed. Then set aside.

Step 3. Add the cream cheese and sugar to a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Step 4. Add the egg, vanilla, and salt. Beat until well combined.

Step 5. Remove 1/2 cup of the brownie batter and set aside. Transfer the remaining brownie batter to the prepared baking pan. Carefully spread the cheesecake filling over the brownie layer.

Step 6. Top with the remaining brownie batter and swirl over the cheesecake layer. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Step 7. Cool completely before slicing and refrigerate until ready to serve.

straight on shot of Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies that have been sliced


Tips for Making Cheesecake Brownies

  • Be sure to use block cream cheese. Whipped cream cheese or cream cheese from a tub will be too soft.
  • For an ultra-smooth cream cheese filling, make sure your cream cheese and egg are at room temperature. The egg will incorporate better and your cream cheese will be lump-free.

sliced Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies on wax paper


Other Gluten Free Brownie Recipes To Try

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies on wax paper


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sliced Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies on wax paper

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies are rich, fudgy, and truly delicious. They’re super easy to make with the best gluten free brownie mix!

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 1 box King Arthur Gluten Free Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature (block cream cheese)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9 inch square baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, leaving enough overhang to use as a sling to pull the brownies out of the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix as directed. Then set aside.
  3. Add the cream cheese and sugar to a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, and salt. Beat until well combined.
  5. Remove 1/2 cup of the brownie batter and set aside. Transfer the remaining brownie batter to the prepared baking pan. Carefully spread the cheesecake filling over the brownie layer.
  6. Top with the remaining brownie batter and swirl over the cheesecake layer. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Cool completely before slicing and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

  1. Read the post for helpful tips and hints for making these brownies.
  2. These brownies freeze well! Defrost uncovered at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 150Trans Fat: 0g

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories based on 16 servings and may not be entirely accurate.

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