Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Individual Cheesecake Brownies

Eek! I am so far behind in blogging. Can you believe that this recipe is actually from a party I went to on Labor Day weekend? I have several other recipes and pictures that are just waiting for me to take the time to write the post and post them. I guess that's what happens when you're in nursing school, a new dance season starts and you're still working! Anyhow, you can look forward to pumpkin blondies, three bean five alarm chili, a simple but delicious grilled cheese, pork chops and pumpkin cream cheese muffins in the next week or so.

Now for today's recipe. I love the idea of individual desserts because they are not only cute but also handy. Like a nice little compact brownie to go. For that reason, they are a perfect addition to any outdoor cook out. For this I didn't use a brand new recipe but instead I put a new twist on my old favorite. I did mostly plain cheesecake brownies with chocolate chips but I also did a few peanut butter cheesecake brownies using this filling recipe. They both were a great hit at the party!

Individual Cheesecake Brownies


1 batch of brownie batter with 1 cup of chocolate chips added
1 batch of cheesecake filling (below)
2 muffin tins (the 12 muffin size)


Start by greasing all of the muffin wells. Next fill each well half way with brownie batter. Then add 2-3 tbsp of cheesecake filling to each. Top that with a dollop of brownie batter. Next swirl the brownie batter and cheesecake filling with a toothpick. *My batter was pretty thick so it took a little coaxing on my part to get a nice pretty swirl* Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cheesecake filling

1 block (8 oz) cream cheese*, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar

Use a handmixer to thoroughly blend ingredients. Store in fridge until ready to use.


  1. These would actually be perfect for Halloween! Each one looks like a little cobweb!

  2. anything mini dessert wise is 100 times cuter than a full size version :)


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