Peppermint cheesecake brownies Recipe

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15 min


45 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

Chocolate brownies are an American classic that are so simple to make in the comfort of your own kitchen. This twist on the standard recipe incorporates a minty cheesecake topping that gives a pretty marbled effect and packs these brownies full of flavor. They may take a little more effort than plain old chocolate brownies, but they’re sure to impress and taste delicious – your friends and family will love tucking into them as an afternoon treat with a cuppa!


  • 125g butter
  • 125g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g muscavado sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 75g plain flour, sifted
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1tsp peppermint extract


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4

  • Grease and line a 23cm square brownie tin with foil.

  • Gently melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water.

  • Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in another bowl .

  • Once the chocolate has cooled slightly, pour it into the egg mixture and whisk until well combined.

  • Stir in in the flour and cocoa powder. Pour the batter into the brownie pan.

  • In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, the yolk, 75g of sugar and peppermint extract until smooth.

  • Put blobs of the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie mixture, then swirl with a knife.

  • Bake for 35-40 mins. Cool the brownies on a rack and cut into squares.

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The brownies should feel just firm to the touch when they’re cooked. Don’t overdo it, or they won’t have that fudgy center!

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