Chip Mom #59: Cheesecake Brownie Cups

- Posted March 5th, 2020 by

Chip Mom is on the road, loves! This weekend, Brandon and I are headed to the great, white north (also known as Minnesota) to attend VGM Con, a small convention in the twin cities dedicated to uplifting the nerdy arts. We are looking forward to a chill weekend with friends and a whole lot of sweet tunes. That being said, our dearest Goober will not be joining us. He is being puppy-sat by our neighbors, and when your neighbor is watching your critters, you pay them in baked goods. That’s why this week I whipped up some…

Cheesecake Brownie Cups

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I actually settled on this recipe because I discovered an un-loved box of brownie mix in the back of my pantry and thought, “I wonder what I can do with that?” Some of the most delicious treats are only semi-home made!

Quest Items:
A box of Brownie Mix
2 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1/4 cup water
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp flour

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This recipe was great to make because the only thing I had to go to the store for was the cream cheese. Everything else is normal kitchen stuff!

Start by lining your cupcake pan with paper liners and preheating your oven to 350*F/170*C.

The cream cheese, butter, flour, sugar and vanilla all went in the mixer to whisk and get fluffy!

While the mixer was making the cheesecake filling, I put together my brownie mix with the oil, water, and eggs. It’s important to just mix this batter together until you don’t see any dry patches. Overworking the mixture will make them more solid than chewy!

I used my cookie scoop to fill in the cups half way with brownie mix, but frankly, a spoon will suffice. Then I put a generous dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the cups and topped them off with a drizzle of the brownie batter.

Brownies don’t rise quite like cake, so even though these cups are pretty darn full, they won’t overflow while baking. They spend about 20-25 minutes in the oven.


In my opinion, these chewy mounds are the perfect balance of sweet. Also chewy, creamy, and delicious. I hope the neighbors like them, and I hope you will too!

Until next time, remember, Mama luvs ya!

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