For the cheesecake layer: 225 g / 8 oz cream cheese (aka soft cheese) 50 g/ 1.5 oz/ 0.25 cup caster sugar; 1 egg; 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract; Method . A great make ahead dessert. Assemble the Brownies! With my mind set on chocolate plus cheesecake, this magical cake happened. So good and super simple! One of the simplest yet fanciest looking cheesecake recipe. The second layer is a simple cheesecake batter combined with melted dark chocolate. Drop by the spoonful the remainder of the brownie batter on top of the cheesecake layer. My baking tin measures 20 – 25 cm and is fairly shallow. With Mother’s day around the corner and this year with this new normal, we are celebrating by staying home. Spoon the cheesecake mixture on top of the brownie batter, and spread it evenly on top. Brownie Bottom cheesecake with a layer of chewy chocolate packed brownie topped with a creamy cheesecake layer. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C (160 fan) / Gas Mark 4 / 350 degrees F. Grease and line your brownie tin. Once the brownie layer is baked, set it aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare the cheesecake layer. The first brownie layer is sooo fudgy. For the cheesecake layer, we’ll be using five simple ingredients: PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, sour cream, granulated sugar, eggs, and pure vanilla extract. I used a variation of my one-bowl chocolate brownies, which is my ultra-easy go-to recipe. Layer Brownie & Cheesecake Batter: Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into the prepared pan.