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Nicks favourite thing…

My favourite thing about these Blackberry Cheesecake Brownie Bars is how melt in your mouth they are! The brownies are soft, moist, and cakey and the cheesecake is so creamy and delicious! Above all though, I love the blackberry sauce! More on that below.

Slice of Blackberry Cheesecake Bars.

What do Blackberry Cheesecake Brownie Bars taste like?

These brownies are just darling. I love the flavour combo, it makes these blackberry cheesecake bars something special.

Brownies – These brownies are made of cocoa instead of melted chocolate so they’re not overly sweet. Instead they’re just a chocolate flavour punch.

Cheesecake layer – This cheesecake layer is more creamy than sour. You can taste the cream cheese but it’s subtle because this layer is all about melting in your mouth! And can you believe it has no gelatine in it? It’s because the white chocolate, which helps sweeten it and the mascarpone are what help it set.

Extreme closeup of Cheesecake layer with blackberry sauce

Blackberry sauce – so we’ve reached the star of the show. The blackberries in this recipe help form the sauce that is drizzled on top. The sauce is not too sweet. It’s sour and beautifully cuts through the creaminess of the dessert.

The ingredients you’ll need.

Blackberry Sauce

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Blackberries – You can use fresh or frozen for the sauce.

Granulated sugar – Caster sugar is fine too.

Lemon – Always use fresh lemon juice! Makes all the difference.

Brownie Layer

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Unsalted butter – Make sure the butter is melted and slightly cooled before using.

Cocoa powder – Use good quality, unsweetened cocoa powder.

Salt – I used fine sea salt for this recipe.

 Baking powder – This will help your brownies rise slightly.

Eggs – Make sure your eggs are at room temperature.

Boiling water – This will help make your brownies fudgy and cakey at the same time.

Espresso powder – This will help bring out the chocolate flavour in the brownies. It’s optional but totally worth adding.

All-purpose flour – Also known as plain flour.

Cheesecake Layer

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Cream cheese – Make sure your cream cheese is softened before using. It will result in a much creamier texture and help the mixture become smooth.

White chocolate – Melt your chocolate ahead of time and allow it to cool slightly before using for best results.

Heavy cream – This is the same cream you use for whipping cream. Also known as whipping cream.

Mascarpone cream – This will help your cheesecake set and add creaminess!

Vanilla extract – Always use good quality

Let’s go through each step.

Blackberry Sauce

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  1. Add the blackberries, lemon juice and sugar to a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to stir on medium heat, until the berries break down and the mixture begins to bubble, about 6-7 minutes.

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  1. Take off the heat and run through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Set aside to cool down.

Brownie Layer

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  1. Add the melted butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and use a hand whisk to whisk until well combined.
  2. Next, add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and vanilla extract and use a spatula to mix until well combined.

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  1. Then the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time.
  2. Lastly, add the boiling water, flour and espresso powder and mix until the batter is evenly mixed.

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  1. Add to the prepared baking tin and spread evenly using a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes. Once baked, allow to cool completely at room temperature.

Cheesecake Layer

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  1. Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer to whip until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Scrape down the bowl and add the melted white chocolate. Mix until well combined.

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  1. To a separate large bowl add the cream, mascarpone, and vanilla extract. Whip to stiff peaks.
  2. Add the whipped cream to the cheesecake mixture and use a spatula to gently fold through until well combined.

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  1. Add the mixture to the cooled down tin. Use a spatula to spread as evenly and flat as you can get it.

Let’s decorate!

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  1. Add the blackberry sauce to a piping bag and pipe lines of it across the top of the cheesecake layer.
  2. Use a toothpick to create lines in the opposite direction of the lines. From one end to the other. Place in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours.

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  1. Once set, take out of the baking tin using the excess baking paper. Slice into 3 x 3 squares. Serve

My Top Tips!

  • Make sure you allow the white chocolate to cool slightly before addin it to the cheesecake filling.
  • Make sure you allow the brownie layer to cool before adding it to the

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Blackberry Cheesecake Brownie Bars

Serves 9

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Blackberry Sauce

  • 2 cups blackberries frozen or fresh
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced

Brownie Layer

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp espresso powder

Cheesecake Layer

  • 1 block cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Instructions

Blackberry Sauce

  • Add the blackberries, lemon juice and sugar to a medium sized saucepan and use a wooden spoon to stir on medium heat, until the berries break down and the mixture begins to bubble, about 6-7 minutes. Take off the heat and run through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Set aside to cool down.

Brownie Layer

  • Preheat your oven to 175°C / 350°F. Spray a 9 x 9-inch square baking tin with oil spray and line the bottom and sides with baking paper, letting some hand over the sides.
  • Add the melted butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and use a hand whisk to whisk until well combined. Add the cocoa powder, salt,baking powder and vanilla extract and use a spatula to mix until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time. Lastly, add the boiling water, flour and espresso powder and mix until the batter is evenly mixed.
  • Add to the prepared baking tin and spread evenly usinga spatula. Bake for 30 minutes. Once baked, allow to cool completely at room temperature.

Cheesecake layer

  • Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer to whip until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and add the melted white chocolate. Mix until well combined.
  • To a separate large bowl add the cream, mascarpone, and vanilla extract. Whip to stiff peaks.
  • Add the whipped cream to the cheesecake mixture and use a spatula to gently fold through until well combined.
  • Add the mixture to the cooled down tin. Use a spatula to spread as evenly and flat as you can get it.

Let's Decorate!

  • Add the blackberry sauce to a piping bag and pipe lines of it across the top of the cheesecake layer. Use a toothpick to create lines in the opposite direction of the lines. From one end to the other. Place in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours. Once set, take out of the baking tin using the excess baking paper. Slice into 3 x 3 squares. Serve

Notes

Storage
Cheesecake bar can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition

Calories : 416kcal
Carbonhydrates: 27g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 26g
Saturated Fat: 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 6g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 114mg
Sodium: 198mg
Potassium : 255mg
Fiber: 4g
Sugar : 13g
Vitamin A: 839IU
Vitamin C: 13mg
Calcium: 89mg
Iron: 2mg
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