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Friday, February 15, 2013

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Boxed brownie mix with a layer of maraschino cherry cheesecake swirls... really easy and really amazing!




I like cherries, but I've never been a huge cherry person. I guess when it comes down to it, I always pick something with chocolate or caramel! I remember my grandmother having Turkey Hill Black Cherry ice cream in her freezer growing up, and I loved that. Paul is really into cherries, so when we got married that's really the only thing I would buy with cherries to appease him. :)

These brownies, though. Wow! I didn't realize how much I like maraschino cherries until I made these. The cheesecake filling has a bit of the juice so you even get a hint of cherry flavor with the cheesecake layer as well. If you're looking for a bake sale brownie to wow the crowd, this one is it!


Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
adapted from Betty Crocker

1 box (1 lb 2 oz) brownie mix
1/3 cup oil (I used applesauce)
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, divided
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
2 teaspoons cherry juice

Prepare brownie mix with oil (or applesauce), water, and one egg as  directed on box. You could easily substitute your favorite homemade brownie mix if you prefer. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, one egg, and cherry juice. Stir in cherries until well combined. Pour half of brownie batter into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Dollop cheesecake filling over the batter. Top with remaining brownie batter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing.



This post is part of this week's Iron Chef Mom CREAM CHEESE challenge! Just looking at all the other cream cheese recipes entered has me drooling, head on over to Growing Up Gabel to check them out and enter your cream cheese recipe. Good luck!


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24 comments:

  1. Wow, these look amazing! I love the combination of chocolate and cherries, so this is right up my delicious-alley!! I love how you used applesaunce instead of oil and they turned out just as good! Yum! Going to pin this!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  2. Hi Kelly. Those look delish. Thank you for sharing.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh My Goodness! These need to be in my mouth like right NOW!!! What a beautiful creation! You have been Pinned!

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  4. These look delish!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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  5. These don't just look GOOD, they look SINFUL!!!!! Yummmmmmmmmm!

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  6. Wow these look so good! You can't go wrong with a dessert that combines cheesecake and brownies - my two favorites! -jen

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  7. Well, these pretty much look to do die for! Brownies are one of my favorite desserts! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  8. Oh looks amazing! I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  9. oh delicious. i can't wait to try these

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  10. Hollyyyyyyyyyyyy wow, these look amazing. I LOVE cheesecake and chocolate (brownies, omg) so I am about to drown in my own drool right now. Well, that sounded appetizing. Haha


    I saw this on the Recipe Sharing Monday linky party, I linked up for the first time and the recipe I shared were my Snickers Cupcakes,I'd love for you to take a look if you have time :) Great e-meeting you!

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  11. Yum... I love all things chocolate and cherry!

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  12. These look delish! I know my husband would LOVE them since he loves cherries and brownies! I'm sure I'd like them, too, if I hadn't given up dessert until my daughter's birthday party.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  13. Oh. My. Word. These look amazing! I'm going to pin this recipe because I will surely be trying it out! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Those look great, I will definitely try them out. I'm so glad I found you via Off the Hook link party, I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend.
    Melanie
    http://violetsbuds.blogspot.com

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  15. I love these Kelly! They look super delish! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

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  16. MmmMM - MMmMM - MMMMm! Looks so amazing! I need to make this at some point. Pinning this. Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

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  17. Way to go, Kelly! These look awesome and totally drool worthy ;) Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-2/

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  18. This looks so good! Do you think you could substitute fresh cherries for the maraschino cherries?

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  19. Would it be too much trouble to insert the nutritional values for this and other recipes on this saite? That would be really wquite helpful to me, and I imagine others, as well. Many thanks in advance.

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  20. maybe i combine pistachio, cherry and brownie...

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