Chocolate cheesecake swirl brownies

Chocolate orange cheesecake brownie

1-brLast week end was a long one with Monday included and I went on a road trip to New York and had a wonderful time. We couldn’t ask for more…the weather was mild, sky was overcast and the company, merry! It was mostly a sight seeing tour of New york city on foot. My legs were begging by bed time every day! The best part was looking at people from different corners of the world congregating at attractions and departing, living that moment!

Personally, I liked the High Line walk, an elevated freight train line converted into a public garden above the ground, cutting across streets and passing in between building. Good feeling, like floating above the streets!

Some visuals from our trip…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art- New York City


High Line – a walk in the high raised garden in West Manhattan

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Manhattan Municipal Building

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Manhattan skyline from Hudson river

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Liberty Statue at Sunset

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Brooklyn Bridge traffic


Brooklyn Bridge

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Tram to Roosevelt Island


What a day to drive!

Chocolate orange cheesecake brownie


This recipe is from Milk Calender. I have modified the recipe slightly as I had some extra  cheese to finish which was nearing its ‘best before date’ I added that too. This is a treat for cheesecake lovers. Enjoy it!


Brownie batter

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter cut into cubes
  • 3/4  cup sugar
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cheesecake batter

  • 250 g cream cheese, softened (brick style cheese)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil with a little over hang to pull it out after baking.
  3. Brownie batter: Combine milk and butter and warm it in a pan. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, salt, cocoa powder and warm milk. Whisk in egg, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla.
  4. Reserve a quarter of the batter for the swirl on the top.
  5. Pour the remaining brownie batter into the prepared baking tray.
  6. Cheesecake batter: In a bowl beat cream cheese and sugar using an electric mixer. Beat in flour until blended, then beat in egg, orange juice and vanilla essence.
  7. Pour cheesecake batter on top of brownie batter.
  8. Drop reserved brownie batter in dollops on top and swirl with a knife tip to create the marbling effect.
  9. Bake about 35 minutes or until edges are set.
  10. If a few crumbs stick to a tooth pick tester it is baked.
  11. Cool completely in pan.
  12. Transfer to a cutting board using over hanging paper or foil and cut into squares.

This recipe makes 16 square pieces of Chocolate orange cheesecake brownies. It can be stored for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator and travels well. It is very filling as it is a bit denser than cakes.

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18 Responses to Chocolate cheesecake swirl brownies

  1. Malar says:

    NY is always a happening place and as you said leg would beg us to take rest after the trip 🙂 Lovely cheese cake 🙂


  2. coconutcraze says:

    I don’t regret the walk at all! It was a great experience!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great photos! Dessert looks yummy too.


  4. Balvinder says:

    They look so yummy!


  5. Cool NY pics:-) yummy cheesecake


  6. Namrata says:

    Love the density of your brownies. Am glad you enjoyed NY. It is indeed the melting pot of the world.


  7. alifemoment says:

    Nice post with an happy brownie endind, looks yummy !!! 🙂


  8. Love the chocolate orange combination in sweets generally and your brownies look delicious!


  9. chinskitchen says:

    Oh my yes please these look so divine and naughty 😉


  10. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you! That’s very encouraging!


  11. A happy happy post whose mood is matched by the brownies!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you, Aruna!


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