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Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Brownies

Introducing my latest invention: dulce de leche cheescake brownies muahahahahah. These decadent brownies are swirled with thick ribbons of cheesecake and homemade dulce de leche for the ultimate sweet treat.

Introducing my latest invention: dulce de leche cheescake brownies muahahahahah. These decadent brownies are swirled with thick ribbons of cheesecake and homemade dulce de leche for the ultimate sweet treat.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

For the Dulce de Leche

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (you will only use 1/3 cup of it!)
  • pinch of salt

For The Cheesecake Swirl

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For The Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. First, make the dulce de leche. Remove the label from the sweetened condensed milk and place the can on its side in a pot of boiling water. Make sure the water covers the can completely, with at least an inch (preferably more!) of water above it.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer for 4 hours. Make sure the water covers the top of the can at all times (you will have to pour in more water about every 30 minutes or so depending on how big your pot is).
  3. After 4 hours, remove the can from water, allow to cool completely, then open and stir in salt. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper on all sides. Set aside.
  5. Make the cheesecake layer first. In a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment beat all the cheesecake ingredients together until combined, about 2 minutes. Do not over beat. Set aside.
  6. Now make the brownie layer. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Remove from microwave, stir in sugar. Microwave the mixture for 30 more seconds. Stir again and melt for 60 seconds more. You want the sugar and butter to bubble up slightly, but not burn. This amount of time should do the trick.
  7. Remove mixture from the microwave and stir the bittersweet chocolate into the hot mixture to melt it completely. If the chocolate doesn’t melt completely, put it in the microwave for another 15 seconds.
  8. Add eggs and egg yolk and the vanilla extract, beating until combined. Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix until combined.
  9. Remove a 1/2 cup of the brownie batter and place it in a separate bowl. Add two tablespoons of water to the 1/2 cup of batter and whisk together to thin it out. This will create the brownie swirl on top.
  10. Pour the remaining brownie batter into the prepared pan, spreading it into an even layer. Pour the cheesecake batter over the brownie layer. Drop the remaining thinned out brownie batter onto the cheesecake in dollops. Drop 5 Tablespoons of your homemade dulce de leche on top. Use a knife to create a few big swirls. Do not over swirl. You want big separate swirls of cheesecake, dulce de leche, and brownie.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the brownies comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool completely and place in the fridge for an hour for the cheesecake to set. When ready to serve, cut into 9 large squares or 16 smaller brownies!

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Notes

  1. Don’t feel like making homemade brownies? Or have a mix on hand you’re looking to use up? You can always make a brownie mix instead of homemade brownies for the base of these cheesecake brownies!