Blackberry cheesecake brownies that will have everyone begging for seconds. A rich brownie base, tangy cheesecake and sweet blackberry swirl!

Brownies are perfect in every way. Fudgy, moist, chocolatey, and oh-so-satisfying. I’ve loved brownies ever since I was a little girl. I had to share these blackberry cheesecake brownies with you all.

These brownies look gourmet and no one will know that you actually made these babies in your PJs! That beautiful purple swirl in the white creamy cheesecake is just stunning!

a photo of several square fudgy brownies topped with a cheesecake layer swirled with blackberry puree with whole blackberries scattered around the brownies

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

These blackberry cheesecake brownies are perfect: a rich chocolate brownie base topped with tangy cheesecake, all swirled with tart blackberries. Here are the ingredients you will need for each component:

Blackberry Puree

  • Blackberries: frozen or fresh blackberries work fine
  • Sugar: regular white granulated sugar
  • Water: helps thin out the puree


  • Butter: adds flavor, richness, and all the fat you need for moist tender brownies
  • Sugar: adds sweetness to balance out the bitterness of the cocoa
  • Eggs: gives structure to the brownies
  • Vanilla Extract: adds flavor
  • Salt: enhances all the flavors
  • Cocoa Powder: gives all the rich chocolatey flavor
  • Flour: regular all-purpose flour is all you need


  • Cream Cheese: make sure it’s softened to room temperature
  • Greek Yogurt: adds creaminess and tang to the cheesecake layer
  • Egg: adds structure to the cheesecake
  • Sugar: adds sweetness
  • Salt: enhances all the flavors

The measurements and details for all the ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

a photo taken over the top of square brownies scattered on a brown piece of parchment with blackberry cheesecake swirled on top and whole blackberries scattered around the brownies

How to Make Cheesecake Brownies from Scratch

To make cheesecake brownies from scratch you only need basic ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa, etc. for the brownies. You’ll also need a few ingredients for the blackberry puree and cream cheese layers. Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Blackberry Puree

  1. Combine: add all the ingredients to a saucepan and place over medium-high heat stirring occasionally to break down the blackberries.
  2. Strain: pour the puree into a fine mesh strainer over a small bowl and push the blackberries through with a spatula preserving all the liquid and dispose of the solids.
  3. Cool: allow the strained puree to cool to room temperature.


  1. Prep: preheat the oven to 325°F and line a square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt: add the butter to a microwave safe bowl and melt the butter in 30 second increments until completely melted.
  3. Stir: add the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and stir to combine.
  4. Fold: add in the cocoa powder and flour and fold in until combined then pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.


  1. Mix: add all the ingredients for the cheesecake to a stand mixer and whisk until combined thoroughly.
  2. Pour: pour the cream cheese over the brownie batter and spread to the edges of the dish.
  3. Swirl: add dollops of the blackberry puree to the top of the of the cream cheese layer and swirl with a knife or toothpick being careful to not get down to the brownie batter layer.
  4. Bake: place in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hours or until the cheesecake starts to turn golden.
  5. Cool: allow the brownies to cool and place in the fridge to cool for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve: cut into 9 large squares and serve.

All of these instructions can also be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

a photo taken over the top of blackberry swirled cheesecake brownies sitting on a piece of brown parchment paper with whole blackberries scattered around it

How to Swirl Cheesecake Brownies

Swirling brownies doesn’t take a lot of talent but you should know how to do it properly otherwise the swirls just disappear or you end up with holes in your batter.

Place your swirl batter in a window pattern as dollops on top of the cheesecake batter. For example, if you have three dollops in a row, the next row would have two dollops in the spaces between the first dollops.

Now take a toothpick or small knife and place it down in the center of a dollop and drag the mixture through more dollops. Resist the urge to keep swirling, stop once a nice pattern has been created and you can see both the cheesecake and the blackberry.

Are Wild Blackberries Safe to Eat?

There are many, many types of wild edible berries. Wild black berries are safe to eat and provide a delicious late summer treat! Just beware of the thorns on the blackberry bushes, they can be brutal!

Can Blackberries Be Frozen?

Most berries, including blackberries freeze well and can be used frozen for smoothies or thawed for use in baking and sauces.

Blackberry cheesecake brownies that will have everyone begging for seconds

How to Store Cheesecake Brownies

Do Cheesecake Brownies need to be refrigerated? That’s often the first question we get about how to store cheesecake brownies. Technically it’s best to refrigerate cheesecake, but sugar actually acts as a stabilizer so these cheesecake brownies do not need to be refrigerated. In fact, refrigeration can often dry out brownies.

To store cheesecake brownies, merely cover the pan with aluminum foil or place the brownies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days.

Can Cheesecake Brownies be Frozen?

Brownies can be frozen successfully, though we are a little hesitant on freezing cheesecake brownies as they can sometimes “sweat” a little upon thawing. You can still eat them, they will just be a little moist on top. You can freeze the brownies for up to 3 months, making sure that they are wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and foil to reduce the risk of freezer burn.

Blackberry cheesecake brownies that will have everyone begging for seconds

Indulge your sweet tooth with these delectable blackberry cheesecake brownies. The perfect combination of rich chocolate, creamy cheesecake, and tangy blackberries, these brownies will satisfy all your dessert cravings.

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Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

4.50 from 57 votes
Servings: 9 large brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


Blackberry cheesecake brownies that will have everyone begging for seconds. A rich brownie base, tangy cheesecake and sweet blackberry swirl!


For the Blackberry Puree

  • 6 Ounces Blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water

For the Brownies

  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour

For the Cheesecake

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Egg, large, room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


For the Blackberry Puree

  • Cook blackberry puree by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes.
    6 Ounces Blackberries, 1/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar, 1/4 Cup Water
  • Use a whisk or spoon to help break down the blackberries.
  • Once cooked, place a fine mesh strainer over a small bowl and, using a spatula, squeeze through all of the liquid and dispose of the solids.
  • Let cool to room temperature.

For the Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Line an 8″x8″ baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter.
    12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.
    1 1/2 Cups Sugar, 2 Eggs, 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Once combined, fold in cocoa powder and flour.
    3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder, 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish, spreading evenly to the edges.

For the Cheesecake

  • Combine all cheesecake ingredients in a standing mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
    8 Ounces Cream Cheese, 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt, 1 Egg, 1/4 Cup Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Cream for 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed.
  • Pour over brownie batter, spreading evenly to the edges.
  • Drizzle the blackberry puree on top of the cheesecake in dollops and swirl using a fork, knife, or toothpick.
  • Try to swirl only into the cheesecake batter, not the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until the cheesecake begins to turn golden and a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out mostly clean.
  • Place in fridge and allow to cool for at least 2 hours but up to overnight.
  • Cut into 9 large squares.
  • Store brownies in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1browmieCalories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 4gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 925IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Brownies and Bars Recipes

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This post was originally posted by Sarah from Broma Bakery.

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