Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Brownies




220g Butter

250g Dark Chocolate

380g Golden Caster Sugar

6 Eggs

½ Orange, Zested (plus Juice for later)

2 tsp Orange Extract

150g Plain Flour

Pinch Salt


310g Cream Cheese

150g Sugar

2 tsp Orange Extract

½ Orange, zested

2 large eggs


1. Preheat Oven 170C. Grease and line a rectangular brownie tin with baking paper.

2. Put the butter and chocolate over a double boiler and melt to combine.

3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar and eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the orange zest, extract and salt.

4. Gently beat in the flour until just combined, don’t overmix.

5. Set aside 6 tbsp brownie mix and pour the rest into the prepared tin.

6. For the cheesecake mix, beat the cheese with the sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs and the orange zest and extract.

7. Pour the cheesecake mix over the brownie mix. Set aside.

8. Mix the remaining brownie mix with the ½ orange juice to loosen the consistency.

9. Spoon 8 blobs of the brownie mix over the cheesecake mix. Using a skewer, swirl to combine.

Bake in the oven for 23-25 minutes until set but gooey. Cool completely in the tin before turning out and cutting into squares.

Photo Credit: Richard Budd