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November 14, 2014

Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies

Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies have a Gooey Brownie layer with a creamy Cinnamon Cheesecake layer combination and is a perfect Fall dessert or sweet treat

These Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies are seriously one of the most delicious combinations ever. The Brownie layer is gooey and very chocolatey, and the Cheesecake layer has just a hint of Cinnamon to it, but enough to make your taste glands go .. aah,,,yum !

Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies ~ A Gooey Brownie layer with a creamy Cinnamon Cheesecake layer combination is a perfect Fall dessert or sweet treat #Fall #Desserts #Brownie #Cheesecake

This sweet treat actually starts off the upside down way - almost like an upside down Brownie, if you know what I mean?

The Brownie layer is made first, baked just a few minutes to firm it up very slightly, then topped with the Cheesecake layer and baked again. The end result is this delicious, upside down dessert.

My favorite part is anywhere between the very top, which is a little crusty, and the creamy Cinnamon Cheesecake layer on the bottom.

Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies ~ A Gooey Brownie layer with a creamy Cinnamon Cheesecake layer combination is a perfect Fall dessert or sweet treat #Fall #Desserts #Brownie #Cheesecake

Not to say the Brownie layer is not as delicious ! It certainly is,,, I am merely trying to describe the different textures and degree of gooey-ness mixed in with the creamy Cheesecake.

The 2 layers do however run a little through each other, but not much. You might think the baked end result is a total failure {as I did the first time}, but it does sort of push up on the sides of the oven dish, with a sunken center. The top is also not even {see the different photos} - all this is normal. Let it cool, chill, slice and you won't even worry about how it looked when it first came out of the oven.

I can only offer my opinion as to why the Brownie rises to the top and that is because it is not a heavy {as in a lot of Flour} Brownie mixture and by running a knife a couple of times through the Cream Cheese and slightly through the Brownie batter, it opens up and the lighter batter rises through and up.



Brownie Layer

1 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 t Salt
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil  {I use Sunflower Oil}
2 Large Eggs
1 t Vanilla

Cheesecake Layer

250g Cream Cheese, softened
2 TB Butter, softened
1 TB Cornflour  {Cornstarch}
3/4 t Ground Cinnamon, divided
1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Large Egg
1 t Vanilla

Icing Sugar, to dust {optional}


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 170 deg C (325 deg F) - spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Brownie Layer :  Mix the Sugar, Cocoa, Flour, Salt and Baking Powder in a medium mixing bowl.
3.) In a separate small mixing bowl beat together the Oil, Eggs and Vanilla - add to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined - pour batter into the prepared oven dish - bake 8 minutes.
4.) Cheesecake Layer : Meanwhile, beat together the Cream Cheese, Butter, Cornflour and 1/4 teaspoon of the Cinnamon, until fluffy.
5.) Add the Condensed Milk, Egg and Vanilla to the Cream Cheese mixture - beat until smooth.
6.) Remove the {still raw} Brownie batter from the oven - pour over the Cream Cheese mixture - run a knife gentle over the top, breaking slightly into the Brownie batter, a few times {not too much, or you will end up with a totally marbled look} sprinkle the remaining Cinnamon over the Cream Cheese - bake 45 - 50 minutes until filling is set and the Brownie Layer is now on top of the Cheesecake Layer.

Cool completely in oven dish, then transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to fully set.

Dust with Icing Sugar {if using}, cut into squares and serve.  Keep any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies ~ A Gooey Brownie layer with a creamy Cinnamon Cheesecake layer combination is a perfect Fall dessert or sweet treat #Fall #Desserts #Brownie #Cheesecake


  1. Cheesecake and brownie?! Be still my heart. These look so delicious Linda, and I'm loving the addition of the cinnamon in here too.

  2. Oh my! This looks so decadent and yummy! My 2 favorite things!! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It’s all about celebrating our wonderful everyday life!

  3. This brownie looks fabulous! I really like the addition of cinnamon to your cream cheese layer.

  4. These look amazing! And what a great idea! I am totally making this tonight!

  5. The brownie layer looks so incredible gooey and indulgent! There's no way this dessert isn't absolutely incredible. Pinning :)

  6. These look delicious, I'm sure that the cinnamon taste mixed with the chocolate brownies is to die for, will definitely have to try this one out. Popping in from Creative Mondays.

  7. An upside down brownie with cinnamon! So delicious! I love these bars! Pinned

  8. Wow! These look great! Pinning!

    Have a great day,

  9. Oh my, these look and sound amazing :) thanks for linking up...

  10. Oh man, I am so pinning this one for my Mom. I'm the cheesecake girl, but shes the cinnamon and chocoholic. So yummy!!
    (visiting from The Scoop)

  11. These look great. I love ooey gooey brownies!

  12. These brownies look so yummy. I'm certainly gonna make some this week. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. These looks so delicious! I can't wait to try the recipe!

  14. Wha-aaat? Cheesecake + brownie, and cinnamon too? Well this just seems too good to be true! Tucking this little gem away for baking day!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Makers link party!

  15. Ooohh! I love cheescake and brownies!! Can't wait to try these! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  16. Mmmmm - I would love one (or a few) of these! I love all of these flavors!

  17. Yummy! These looks incredible. Two of my favorite treats brought together to make one delicious goodie! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

  18. These look so good. Love the combination of cheesecake and brownies! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  19. OMG - brownies and cheesecake! I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday - we love having you! :)

  20. Oh yummy! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

  21. Oh wow, could you get any more delicious ingredients in this? Cheesecake and brownie with a cinnamon twist? You certainly have my attention!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  22. Cinnamon adds such a lovely flavour to chocolate! Love these wonderful Cinnamon Cheesecake Brownies, Linda! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet!

  23. You always have such decadent desserts! I love to pair cinnamon with chocolate. Thank you for sharing, Linda.

  24. These sound amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  25. These are so yummy! We featured them at The Project Stash! Stop by and get your featured button! We can't wait to see what you link up this week! :)


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