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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Dive into the delightful summer-inspired strawberry flavor with these Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies! This easy recipe combines the richness of fudgy brownies with the creamy, tangy bliss of strawberry cheesecake. We love different types of brownies, but this is definitely one of our favorites!

Strawberry Pie Filling gives it the ultimate strawberry kiss. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, hosting baby showers, or just craving a perfect dessert, these strawberry cheesecake brownies are the best!

What ingredients do you need for this strawberry brownie recipe?

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies Ingredients

Cheesecake layer Ingredients:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg, large
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 21 oz can Lucky Leaf® strawberry Pie filling (save for last)
Brownie Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, large
1 ¼ cup all purposed flour, scooped and leveled

How Do You Make These Brownies?

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 

Spray pan with nonstick and set aside

Begin with the topping. 

In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese to break it up.  

Add in the sugar and beat until smooth

Add in the egg and vanilla, beat until smooth and set aside.

Make the brownies

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in 30 second increments. 

Add in the cocoa powder once melted and mix on low until incorporated.

Stir in the vanilla, salt and eggs.

Lastly add in the flour and mix until just combined.

Spread the brownie batter into the prepared dish.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Add the cream cheese filling on top 

Lastly add the strawberry filling.

Use a skewer, knife or tooth pick to swirl the strawberry filling and cream cheese layers together

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Bake for 45-50 mins until the cheese cake portions turns lightly browned.

Let cool at room temperature for about 45-50 mins or until cooled

Refrigerate for 4 hours so everything sets

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

FAQs:

1. Can I use store-bought brownie mix instead of making homemade brownies? Absolutely! If you’re short on time, a boxed brownie mix is a great addition. Just follow the instructions on the box and then add the strawberry cheesecake layer.

2. What if I don’t have strawberry pie filling? You can make homemade strawberry sauce by blending fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice, and then cooking them on low heat until a sauce forms.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Tips & Tricks:

Use room temperature cream cheese for the cheesecake mixture, as cold cream cheese can lead to lumps.

Lining the baking dish with parchment paper will make it easier to lift out the cooled brownies for cutting.

For the cheesecake layer, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer to get a smoother texture.

Gently swirl jam into the cream cheese mixture with a knife to create a marbled effect on top of the brownies.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Variations:

  • Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies: Substitute the brownie mixture with a mix of strawberry cake mix, 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 2 tablespoons strawberry gelatin until a thick batter forms.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Brownies: Use a vanilla cake mix for the bottom layer, add a creamy frosting layer made with heavy cream and powdered sugar, and top with a crunchy strawberry crumble top.
  • Coconut Delight: Add sweetened condensed milk and coconut flakes to the cheesecake mixture for a tropical coconut dessert twist.
Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Where to Serve:

These strawberry cheesecake brownies are a versatile treat perfect for various occasions. They are especially popular during Valentine’s Day, baby showers, summer picnics, and family gatherings.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them by wrapping them in parchment paper and storing them in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Topping Options:

Garnish with fresh strawberries or freeze-dried strawberries.

Drizzle with melted white chocolate.

Sprinkle powdered sugar on top for a snowy effect.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Why This Recipe Works:

This strawberry cheesecake brownies recipe is a harmonious blend of two favorite classic desserts – chocolate brownies and strawberry cheesecake. The fudgy brownies offer a deep chocolate flavor, which is complemented by the creamy cheesecake with its tangy cream cheese and sweet strawberries. The combination is irresistible to the taste buds. Moreover, it’s an easy recipe with simple ingredients that can be customized according to the time of year or personal preference.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Additional Notes:

Make sure not to over-mix the brownie batter, as this can cause the brownies to be too dense or chewy.

Allowing the brownies to cool completely before cutting will make them easier to slice and serve.

For a slightly tangy twist, you can add a splash of lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture.

For extra strawberry flavor, add a couple of drops of strawberry extract to the cheesecake mixture.

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Engage with Your Loved Ones:

Engage your children in the kitchen while making this super fun treat. It can be a fun way to spend quality time together, and kids love participating in the process, especially when they get to enjoy the scrumptious outcome.

Sharing is Caring:

These Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies are not just a treat for the taste buds but also the heart. Package them beautifully and share them with neighbors, friends, or colleagues. A small act of kindness goes a long way!

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies are the ultimate treat to enjoy any day of the year. They’re especially popular during Valentine’s Day, but honestly, they’re a hit on any occasion. With the fudgy chocolatey goodness of brownies and the creamy, fruity bliss of strawberry cheesecake, this dessert is bound to become a family favorite.

Remember to store any leftovers properly to ensure they stay fresh, and don’t hesitate to experiment with variations and toppings to suit your preferences.

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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies
Yield: 12 Brownies

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours

These easy strawberry cheesecake Brownies are so yummy and easy to make for a great dessert!

Ingredients

  • Cheesecake layer Ingredients:
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 21 oz can Lucky Leaf® strawberry Pie filling (save for last)
  • Brownie Ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 ¼ cup all purposed flour, scooped and leveled

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Spray pan with nonstick and set aside
  3. Begin with the topping. 
  4. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese to break it up.  
  5. Add in the sugar and beat until smooth
  6. Add in the egg and vanilla, beat until smooth and set aside.

Make the brownies

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in 30 second increments. 
  2. Add in the cocoa powder once melted and mix on low until incorporated.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, salt and eggs.
  4. Lastly add in the flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Spread the brownie batter into the prepared dish.
  6. Add the cream cheese filling on top 
  7. Lastly add the strawberry filling.
  8. Use a skewer, knife or tooth pick to swirl the strawberry filling and cream cheese layers together
  9. Bake for 45-50 mins until the cheese cake portions turns lightly browned.
  10. Let cool at room temperature for about 45-50 mins or until cooled
  11. Refrigerate for 4 hours so everything sets

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 626Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 168mgSodium 404mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 2gSugar 48gProtein 9g

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