Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten-Free Cheesecake Brownies

Happy Valentine’s Day! To show you I care, and to help you show your loved ones you care, here’s a delicious Gluten-Free Cheesecake Brownies recipe. Simple yet decadent, this dessert will fill even the most anti-Valentine’s-Day hearts around you with love!

At first glance, you might think this uses a lot of ingredients, but you probably have a lot of these on hand if you bake from time to time. The only ingredients you might not have are espresso powder and cream cheese, so pop over to the store for those and while you’re there, pick up Wholesome Organic Sugar (sugar cane workers for many of the big name sugar companies have some pretty poor working conditions, so if there’s one thing you do to show love this holiday, opt for Wholesome, which is Fair Trade Certified).

These brownies don’t take too long to whip up, so if you’re planning something for later this evening, this is a great dessert option. They are creamy, rich, and full of sweet flavor!

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

4.30 from 10 votes
Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies
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Gluten-Free Cheesecake Brownies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the Brownie Layer:

  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • ½ cup grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Wholesome Organic Sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso or coffee powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
  • cup Wholesome Organic Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the Brownie Layer:

  • Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In an electric mixer, preferably fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the oil and sugar on high speed until fully combined, about 1 minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until fully combined and no lumps. Add to the mixing bowl and mix on low until fully combined. Stir with a spatula a few times to make sure the mixture is fully combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • In a clean mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla and beat until fully combined. Dollop large spoonfuls on top of the brownie layer. Swirl the two layers together lightly with a dinner knife.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely, then cut into squares.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cheesecake Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 130mg5%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Brownies Cheesecake Cream Cheese Espresso Valentine's Day Wholesome Sweeteners
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