Halloween Cheesecake Brownies

Halloween Cheesecake Brownies

I’ve always wondered why black and orange were the designated Halloween colours. Well, it turns out it dates all the way back to the Celts about 2000 years ago. Black symbolises the darker nights, while orange is the colour of Autumn leaves and fire. It makes sense now!  I’ve used these seasonal colours to create delicious and gooey Halloween Cheesecake Brownies. Dark black chocolate brownies, swirled with orange cheesecake, they’re perfect for spooky nights!

Jump straight to the recipe!

I made the orange coloured cheesecake first by mixing together full fat cream cheese, caster sugar, egg, vanilla extract and orange food colouring.

Then for the brownie batter I melted chocolate and butter in a pan. In a bowl I whisked eggs and dark brown sugar together. I poured the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, then added plain flour, baking powder and black food colouring.

I poured about two third of the brownie mixture into a lined tray bake tin, then I put the cheesecake mixture on top on blobs. Next I added the rest of the brownie mixture on top in blobs, then I swirled it altogether with a butter knife. They baked for 30 minutes.

Halloween Cheesecake Brownies

These Halloween Cheesecake Brownies combine sweet gooey chocolate brownie with a creamy baked cheesecake – they’re two fabulous desserts in one! And with their black and orange hues they’ll certainly up the spook factor at your Halloween celebrations!

Halloween Cheesecake Brownies

Tips for making the Halloween Cheesecake Brownies!

– Use a a regular butter knife to make the swirls, glide it around slowly until you’re happy
– You could change the food colouring for the cheesecake swirl to other popular Halloween colours like green or purple!
– Make sure to line your tin with greaseproof baking paper so the brownies come out easily
– If they are not setting in the time, check your oven temperature using an oven thermometer as your oven could be running slightly cooler than the dial says. All ovens are different so your brownies might need a little longer than mine. They will definitely need longer if you use a smaller tin than I did!

I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie.

Halloween Cheesecake Brownies
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Halloween Cheesecake Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with a creamy orange cheesecake swirl

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brownies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cheesecake swirl

  • 350 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 1 Egg large
  • 65 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Orange food colouring I use Pro Gel

For the brownies

  • 350 g Dark chocolate
  • 250 g Butter or baking spread
  • 250 g Dark brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 120 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Black food colouring I use Pro Gel


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin

  2. To make the cheesecake swirl mix together the full fat cream cheese, caster sugar, egg and vanilla extract with a hand whisk or electric hand whisk until smooth. Add enough orange food colouring to get a bright shade

  3. For the brownie mix start by melting the dark chocolate and butter in a pan on a low heat, once melted, set aside to cool

  4. In a bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar and the eggs until frothy, add the Baileys and mix in

  5. Slowly pour the melted chocolate and butter into the egg mixture, whilst constantly whisking

  6. Add the plain flour and baking powder and mix in

  7. Add enough black food colouring to get a dark shade

  8. Pour about two third of the brownie mixture into the traybake tin, then add the cheesecake mixture on top, then spoon the rest of the brownie mix on top in blobs

  9. Using a butter knife, swirl the mixture around to create the pattern, then bake it for 30-35 minutes

  10. Leave it to cool completely before removing from the tin and cutting into squares

  11. Store in the fridge and eat them within 3 days

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Halloween Cheesecake Brownies

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