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Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

What's inside this peanut butter cheesecake?

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

The chocolate brownie base gives you a rich flavor and a nice chewy texture which is characteristic of brownies. The peanut butter filling is luxurious and rich, creamy, and bursting with peanut butter so, with every bite of this peanut butter brownie cake, you get lovely creamy, rich and great tasting deliciousness!

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

How do I make this peanut butter cheesecake?

The recipe is very easy and broken down into 3 sections for you to follow. There's the brownie base, then the cheesecake, and finally the topping. All you need to do is follow the simple steps and you will be able to create this peanut butter brownie cheesecake for your friends and family too.

It's perfect for parties, birthdays, celebrations and to take to potlucks, and gatherings. It always goes fast so be prepared for your friends to ask you for the recipe. Make sure you save it!

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Can you imagine, once this has chilled what a pure delight it will be to eat? and yes, the hardest part about this recipe is waiting for it to chill!

This peanut butter brownie cheesecake is very sweet. When you add the decorations too, this isn't for the feint-hearted! So if you do want to reduce the sweetness, we suggest reducing the amount of sugar in the cheesecake filling by 25%.

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make our delicious peanut butter brownie cheesecake.


Recipe by Peggy Mitchell

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

1 - 1 1/2 hours

Yield

8 - 10 servings - This is very rich and sweet so you will only need small slices

Equipment You will need

9-inch springform pan

INGREDIENTS

THE BROWNIE CRUST

1/2 cup or 100 g melted butter cooled
1/2 cup or 60 g all purpose flour
1 cup or 200 g of sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup or 40 g unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup or 135 g of Peanut butter chips

CHEESECAKE FILLING

2 lbs or 900 g Cream Cheese
1 cup or 260 g Smooth Peanut Butter
5 Large Eggs
1 1/2 Cups or 300 g Light Brown Sugar
1 cup or 235 ml Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

THE TOPPING

2 Tablespoons Hot Fudge Drizzle

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and any other decorations you like

Peggy's Tip: If you can't get peanut butter chips, crush up Peanut butter chocolate candies and use them but, 1 cup only or it will be way too rich. Peanut butter cups work crushed up as well or Reese pieces candies.

We've found a great leak proof springform pan which will suit your baking needs below

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the Brownie base

1. Mix eggs, sugar together, then add butter and salt.

2. When all creamed, add remaining ingredients.

3. Grease a 9-inch springform pan, add brownie mix, and bake at 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4, for approx 25 to 30 mins. Brownie will start to pull away from the sides.
IMMEDIATELY add your Peanut Butter chips to the top of the brownie.

Make the Cheesecake Filling

1. Whip the eggs, peanut butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar, remove from mixer and add your whipping cream till you have nice firm peaks.

2. Combine all ingredients back into the mixer and add your vanilla at this point. Let mix for 3 mins.

3. Now, pour your filling mixture over your brownie.
You will need to double wrap your springform pan so no water can get to your pan, with Aluminium foil or a roasting bag if you have one that fits. See here how to prepare the baking pan for a water bath, bain marie.

How to Avoid Cheesecake Cracks

4. Place your springform pan in a deep baking pan with one inch of hot water. Bake your cheesecake for 1 to 1 ½ hours and then allow to cool in the cake pan.

Make the Topping

1. Once the cheesecake has cooled, drizzle your hot fudge and add your toppings for decorations.

3. Cover the cheesecake and place in refrigerator for 4 hours to set.

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

See HERE if you would like to read my tips and tricks to prevent Cheesecake Surface Cracking

How To Avoid Cheesecake Cracking

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Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake

Yield: 8 - 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake, a popular baked cheesecake with a brownie base and peanut butter filling. Perfect for chocolate lovers and great for parties and celebrations.

Ingredients

THE BROWNIE CRUST

  • 1/2 cup / 100 g melted butter cooled
  • 1/2 cup / 60 g all purpose flour
  • 1 cup / 200 g of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup / 40 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup / 135 g of Peanut butter chips

CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • 2 Lbs / 900 g Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup / 260 g Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups / 300 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup / 235 ml Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

THE TOPPING

  • 2 Tablespoons Hot Fudge Drizzle

Instructions

Make the Brownie base

  1. Mix eggs, sugar together, then add butter and salt.
  2. When all creamed, add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Grease 9-inch springform pan, add brownie mix, and Bake on 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4, for approx 25 to 30 mins. Brownie will start to pull away from the sides. IMMEDIATELY add your Peanut Butter chips to the top of the brownie.

Make the Cheesecake Filling

  1. Whip your eggs, peanut butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar, remove from mixer and add your whipping cream till you have nice firm peaks.
  2. Combine all ingredients back into the mixer and add your vanilla at this point. Let mix for 3 mins.
  3. Now, pour your filling mixture over your brownie.

******You will need to double wrap your springform pan so no water can get to your pan, with Aluminium foil or a roasting bag if you have one that fits.

  1. Place your springform pan in a deep baking pan with one inch of hot water. Bake your cheesecake for 1 to 1 ½ hours and then allow to cool in the cake pan.

Make the Topping

  1. Once the cheesecake has cooled, drizzle your hot fudge and add your toppings for decorations.
  2. Cover the cheesecake and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours to set.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 988Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 270mgSodium: 641mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 3gSugar: 62gProtein: 21g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. Completely finished making cheesecake and it’s picture perfect. For Tami Gifffprd’s information, I put about 2 large tablespoons of creamy peanut butter in the hot fudge topping, swirled it around a little then decorated the top of cheesecake.

  2. Thank you for getting back to me. I had already made the cheesecake and it was in the oven when I wrote you. I did measure the heavy whipping cream for 1 cup then beat it alone and then folded it into the other mixture. Guess what, it baked beautifully (no cracks ) I figured that the whipping cream would not beat into stiff peaks if I mixed it together. I will try your way the next time. Thanks again!

    1. I’m glad it turned out good Nancy! You can do it either way, obviously Peggy makes it by adding her cream then beating, and when I make cheesecakes I always whip the cream separate then fold in, the results are both good, just different ways!
      Enjoy your dessert and Happy Easter to you :)

  3. I meant to say that I purchased the whipping cream and then whipped it , do I use 1 cup of the liquid or 1 cup after I whip it.

    1. Hi Nancy, you should measure 1 cup of whipping cream (which is the type of cream in liquid form) then add it to the cream cheese mixture which you should have already whipped. Once added, whip it all together until stiff. If you have already whipped the cream, it should then be folded in gently to the cream cheese mixture so as not to destroy the air. But the measure is in LIQUID form. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Tami, yes, that is correct, it is a PB Brownie crust. You could if you wanted to, also add a couple of tablespoons in the filling when you are mixing the cream cheese if you wanted an extra hit of PB!