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Brulee Cheesecake Brownies (gluten-free)

Gluten-Free Brûlée Cheesecake Brownies

Combine the best of creme brûlée, cheesecake, and brownies into one amazing gluten-free dessert. These brûlée cheesecake brownies are sure to be family favorite! 
Yield: one 9-inch cake
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Chill Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: gluten-free, cheesecake, brownies, brulee cheesecake
Servings: 12 portions
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 1 box Krusteaz Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • granulated sugar, as needed for topping


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.  Lightly grease the sides of 9-inch springform pan.  Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, espresso powder, water, oil and egg using a sturdy spatula.  Mix until there are no longer any dry streaks of brownie mix.  Transfer to prepared springform pan.  Spread into an even layer
  • Cheesecake Layer: In another large bowl (or stand mixer), beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add sour cream, sugar, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and salt.  Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing. Continue to mix on low speed until smooth.  Pour cheesecake batter into springform pan on top of brownie batter.  Spread into an even layer.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until cheesecake layer is set and cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.  Cheesecake may puff slightly but it will flatten once cooled.  Let cool to room temperature, then transfer to the fridge.  Let chill for at least 1 hour.  Gently unmold cheesecake brownie.  Slice into 12 servings using a sharp knife.  Sprinkle the cheesecake generously with granulated sugar.  Using a kitchen torch, burn the sugar.  Let sugar cool for 3 minutes before serving.