Glazed Cheesecake Chocolate Fudge Brownies (The only brownie recipe you will ever need again, ever).

“Peach gold and pumpkin orange, honey yellow and winy amber, apple red and plum violet. Luminous within their leafy shapes; on our streets and our fields and on our faces. Everything was resplendent with the pyrotechnics of a new autumn…” ― Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory

Let’s talk about brownies:

Glazed Cheesecake Chocolate Fudge Brownies (The only brownie recipe you will ever need again, ever).  These are incredibly fudgy, moist, gooey, molten, and intensely RICH!! <3

I’m talking thick and fudgy cheesecake brownies – The kind of brownies topped with a super creamy vanilla cheesecake, and marbled with the thickest + world’s most perfect chocolate swirls…Yep. Now they are what I actually had in mind…

But they didn’t happen. And neither did these, or these. Ow.

But hey, THESE DID:

Glazed Cheesecake Chocolate Fudge Brownies (The only brownie recipe you will ever need again, ever).  These are incredibly fudgy, moist, gooey, molten, and intensely RICH!! <3

Don’t you just love *that* awkward moment when you’ve promised your study group pretty looking, swirly cheesecake brownies, but the cheesecake part of it decides to arrive looking like an egg washed sheet?! Er.

Whilst part of me is still a bit upset at the cheesecake brownie that could have been, the other half of me couldn’t care less. Why? Because hands down, the recipe for the world’s chunkiest, fudgiest and most decadent brownie in the world has just been discovered. This is absolutely monumental, guys.

Like,

#icanteven

Glazed Cheesecake Chocolate Fudge Brownies (The only brownie recipe you will ever need again, ever).  These are incredibly fudgy, moist, gooey, molten, and intensely RICH!! <3

I tried to come up with a half creative instagram hashtag for these things whilst they were still fresh out of the oven, but #icouldnoteven.

Glazed Cheesecake Chocolate Fudge Brownies (The only brownie recipe you will ever need again, ever).  These are incredibly fudgy, moist, gooey, molten, and intensely RICH!! <3

As much as I would have liked to share with you the secret to properly swirled cheesecake delight, I can’t because I really do suck at baking-decor. I can bake however. I can share with you the brownies that will seduce anyone via their intense, chocolate filled fudgy bliss. (Never judge a brownie by its overcooked cheesecake)

If you only want the brownies, then go ahead and make them, but if you do want to try out the cheesecake layer – I would recommended checking the oven at about 30 minutes in. I only took the first look at mine when the 45 minutes were already up, so it was too late to save them from tanning. The layer provides an extra layer of silky vanilla, which magically enhances the brownie – even if it doesn’t look as amazing as any other cheesecake brownie should!

The worlds-greatest-ever brownies ever  (like, ever).

  • 1 C Salted butter, melted.
  • 2 ½ C white sugar
  • 1.5 C flour
  • 1 ¼ C cocoa powder
  • 2 C dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 x tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs (or 4 if they’re really small like mine were).

“Cheese-cake”

  • 250g/8oz cream cheese
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks.
  • One of the recipes I included above used 1/3 C double cream here also. Although I opted out of this, it would probably make a good + creamy addition.
  1. Cream the butter and the sugar, add the vanilla (the bowl will smell amazing…)
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix the wet with the dry. Throw in the chocolate chips, and add the egg to bind the mixture.
  4. Pour the fudgy goodness into a 9 x 13 baking tray lined with parchment.
  5. Combine all of the cheesecake ingredients into a bowl + mix well.
  6. Make trenches in the chocolate brownie mixture and pour the cheesecake into it, swirling it with a knife as you go.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, checking it at around 30 mins to check that the top hasn’t over-browned (ahem).

Glazed Cheesecake Chocolate Fudge Brownies (The only brownie recipe you will ever need again, ever).  These are incredibly fudgy, moist, gooey, molten, and intensely RICH!! <3

It is ridiculously hard to not eat the entire tray. I recommend keeping a group of foodie friends on permanent standby for bakes like these…<3

Is this a good time to drop in 3 other random things I’ve learnt this week?

  • Note to self: Buying more cocoa powder in advance before it runs out mid-brownie sesh would be a great idea.
  • Strange men who video you reading on the London underground exist. And they are
  • Procrastination doesn’t seem to be solving anything.

And ooh, Happy Halloween everyone! Are you making anything pumpkin-filled and amazing?!  I still have some pumpkin cookies to share with you once chocolate-chip stuffed things like brownies and chickpea cookies stop jumping the blog line. It’s also only 8 Sundays until Christmas!! And like August + October, November is one of those funny 5-week long months. I am really excited about seeing all of the Christmas lights turn on throughout central London throughout next month; there is nothing more iconic about Christmas in London than the overhead sight of Oxford Street being lit up by lanterns and reindeer lights –we’re in definitely photo-spree season.

TGIF! Have a great week!

Tash x

“Is that what you see in my eyes, that you know nothing about me?”
“Nothing is written in your eyes”. I replied.
“It is written in my eyes and i see the reflection in yours”

― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

  • http://www.pumpkinnspice.com Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    Wow! This brownies look incredible, Tash! I’m sure your study group devoured these cuties! I’m so loving the cheesecake and fudgy combo. Definitely the best brownie ever! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You are the best Gayle! <3 Have an amazing weekend!

  • http://mirandasnotebook.com/ Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    These looks delicious! I’ve got a serious chocolate craving now haha. I’m not good at presentation either – but honestly these still look great!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Miranda! Haha presentation doesn’t even cut it. Dying at your pretty instagram visits!

  • http://simplysouthernstacie.org Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    It’s times like these that I wish I could just reach into my computer screen and grab one of those brownies! They look insanely good. Happy Halloween!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You are the cutest Stacie! I wish I could throw them out of the screen at you too – They are way too addictive to have here in the house! Have a good weekend <3

  • http://bakeeatrepeat.ca Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Haha, that’s hilarious that this is what you posted – I just made a pan of cheesecake “swirled” brownies! But, like you, the swirling part didn’t come off quite like I envisioned. Although they were still really tasty. I’m gonna have one more go at the swirling part before posting! You can always have more brownies around right?! These tasted amazing I’m sure!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Aaah I feel your pain Stacey! A massive revision is needed…please do spill the beans when you figure out how to do it! 😉 I was going to wait as well, but I kinda liked the pictures. So I called them ‘glazed’ cheesecake brownies and *attempted* to gloss over the fail as best as I could haha!

      • http://bakeeatrepeat.ca Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

        Meh! If they tasted great, they’re not a fail – I actually keep debating whether to just take pics of mine – but they’re disappearing too quickly to do so!

        • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

          I can’t lie – the brownies themselves really were out standing, it would have been a shame to let them slide 😉 I wish I could send you some! But OMG Stacey – I’ve just re-read one of the recipes I was trying to follow…http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/cheesecake-brownies/ – Turns out I totally misread the cream cheese quantity – I needed two packages, not one! Problem solved. Oops!

  • http://www.savorthebaking.com Chineka @ Savor The Baking

    Cheesecake and Brownies mixed together is a winning combination to me. These brownies look so good.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You have the best taste buds! Thanks Chineka :)

  • http://bakebellissima.com Lisa@bakebellissima

    The brownies look so decadent, I would eat the whole tray… I also love your quotes!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I’m so happy you like the quotes Lisa! Yes they are so decadent, I actually sent them out with warnings attached haha!

  • http://aisybee.com Aisling

    Oh wow, I need everything on your blog in my mouth IMMEDIATELY.

    I’m excited for the Christmas kick off as well. I was in London yesterday and a lot of shops have their Christmas displays but it was so warm outside I couldn’t wear my coat! So that was a bit of a strange disconnect.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Aisling you’re hilarious! Woop I think the first bunch of lights switch on on the 6th! It’s gonna be so weird given the *heat* – November without gloves, say what?! Deffo a disconnect. x

  • http://www.playingwithflour.com Monica

    I have never met a brownie I didn’t like. Yours would be easy to love with that cheesecake top! I order my cocoa in bulk so I never run out…that would be a travesty! ; ) Have a great weekend!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It would indeed! Haha thanks Monica <3

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    Aaw, hate when that happens too. I am NO good at the swirling part either but I think these brownies still look incredible! I’m sure your study group devoured them in no time – I know I would :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Awh thank goodness it’s not only me, Kelly! I love your kind comments :) Have a lovely Sunday! <3

  • http://www.ciaochowbambina.com annie@ciaochowbambina

    I wish you were in my study groups back in the day! These sound and look(!) amazing! Thanks for sharing your brownie adventure, Tashiana!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha Annie that’s cute! I kinda wish you were too – study sessions with thaaat Biscotti of yours sounds amazing to me too! 😉

  • http://www.waterloowithlove.com/ Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love

    fudge brownies? yes yes yes yes yes!
    Oh my goodness — 8 sundays until Christmas? Already! wow! I’ll be googling pictures of how beautiful London will look like in December … sigh.. haha :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yes 8 Sundays = crazy, right?! I wish I could share these with you! And yessss! I think the first set of lights turn on around the 6th, so I am so keen to be there! I’m sure it will be beautiful wherever you are too :)

  • http://hellohealthyeating.com Cailee

    Ahhh!! Don’t these look great! Gotta love ooohy-chewwyyyy-goeyyy brownies! YUM! :) BTW, my mum looked at your blog and loves it!! Very professional!! She couldn’t get over the delightful chocolate loaded cookie sammies! They just look SO yummy!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha omg CAILEE I’m not even kidding when I say that comment made my afternoon! That is honestly the cutest thing ever – I think I’m your mums new biggest fan! Sending you guys lots of cookie love :) <3

  • http://skinnedcartree.com Corinne

    I am seriously about to pick your blog up and put it in my mouth. Stop temping me!

    Corinne x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      That made me laugh so much Corinne! You are the sweetest haha! Definitely going to keep tempting you…
      :) <3

      • http://skinnedcartree.com Corinne

        ohh! I’m trying to eat less and run more, haha!

        Hope you had an amazing weekend :)

        • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

          You too Corinne! <3

  • http://www.foodieforce.co.uk Lucy

    Wow these look so yummy I really want to eat them. I am definitely going to give these a go Lucy x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yay Lucy! Let me know how they pan out :) <3

  • http://www.simplydavelyn.com Mikéla

    Wow! This looks so good!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Mikela! 😀

  • http://cookinglsl.com Mira

    They look great and I’m sure tasted even better :) I just love brownies and can’t stop eating them, but I rarely make them! Last week I tried a swirled cheesecake and it was a disaster… Did not even bother posting it, but it tasted good! So I know how it feels! Thanks for sharing Tash, have a great rest of the weekend!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Oh noo! I am so scared to try one also since I’ve heard so many disaster stories! That’s such a shame. Nonetheless, I am really looking forward to when you post the successful one up, because maybe I could learn from you! :) Thanks for your comment Mira :)

  • http://www.sartorialdiner.com Stephanie

    Gosh. I love how crisp the top of these brownies look. Now I have a total hankering for brownies, haha.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha that’s success on my behalf then! Thanks Stephanie x

  • http://evaetsandra.com Eva

    Brownies and cheesecake together? It’s like a good dream! Looks so goodddd 😉

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Oui oui Eva! 😀

  • http://asideofsweet.com Kelly – A Side of Sweet

    I’m definitely going to have to try these! My current “best brownies ever” recipe is from Cooks Illustrated, but cheesecake might put this recipe in its place. Yum!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I’d definitely say that the fudge brownie is definitely the winner here 😉 I reckon I would most likely be making them again w/out the cheesecake because they are sooo divine by themselves! The brownies will blow the socks off of any other recipe 😉 Thanks Kelly! <3

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    These really do look amazing! I can understand why you couldn’t even 😉 Love those cheesecake swirls!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      But #couldyoueven either Allie?! Thank you! <3

  • http://atasteofmadness.blogspot.ca/ ATasteOfMadness

    Oh my goodness yum! These look like the most perfect brownies!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hahaha yeah I must admit they were! x

  • http://www.shelikesfood.com Isadora @ she likes food

    Cheesecake brownies have always been my favorite kind of brownies! I’m so excited about christmas lights and decorations too! I bet it is beautiful where you are!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I’m hoping so Isadora :) Hope you are well! x

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I make a really similar sort of brownie, and you’re right. They are so decadent you just can’t resist them! x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It’s a pretty basic brownie recipe really so that doesn’t surprise me at all, the key = the tiny amount of flour vs the mass of butter. Makes for the fudgiest brownie ever as I’m sure you know! Thanks for the comment Amanda x

  • http://hintofjoes.com Kathleen @ Hint of Joe’s

    These brownies look delicious, Tash. I am new to your site, and can’t wait to look at all your recipes.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Kathleen, likewise!

  • http://www.tworaspberries.com Michele @ Two Raspberries

    Ha that’s funny that’s totally me too! buy some more cocoa powder BEFORE running out! 😉 this brownie looks incredibly?.. I could totally use one right now yummm!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Michele! Good idea haha, Bourneville was surprisingly crap! x

  • http://www.truefemme.com Alex @ True Femme

    I was just hoping for an amazing brownie recipe to come my way. I knew who to count on 😉 Hope you’re well, beautiful!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Awww Alex!! November = new month. Are you back now?! :) Hope you had an amazing time out I’ve missed you! <3

  • http://fit-radiance.com Louise@FitRadiance

    I love brownies, and the sound of the added cheesecake layer totally takes it to the next level :p

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hehe thanks Louise. Everbody loves cheesecake :) <3

  • http://www.theperfectionist.co.uk Natasha

    I made cheesecake-topped brownies last week, too! I’m just editing the photos to post them today in fact. There must be something in the air… Once I’ve recovered from the richness of my batch I’ll be sure to check out yours, they look delicious! x

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ahh wavelength! I bet yours had a more decent cheesecake layer than mien though. #Perfectionist 😉 Can’t wait for the IG either Tash! x

  • http://www.inspirationkitchen.com Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Oh my gosh Tash! These look amazing! Now I’m craving chocolate! Pinned!

  • http://sharedappetite.com Chris @ Shared Appetite

    I’m such a huge fan of brownies… like, absurdly so. I can never ever resist a good fudgy brownie… and these look pretty epic in my book!