Sourdough Dessert Cheesecake Brownies
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Sourdough Dessert Cheesecake Brownies

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Indulge in the perfect blend of tangy sourdough and rich chocolate with these delightful sourdough brownies featuring luscious cheesecake swirls. A treat fit for any occasion, these brownies make excellent use of sourdough discard, ensuring nothing goes to waste in your baking endeavors. Whether you’re a seasoned sourdough baker or just dipping your toes into the world of baking, this recipe promises a satisfyingly sweet outcome that will leave everyone craving for more.

Ingredients Needed:

1/4 cup Sourdough discard


All-purpose flour

Cocoa powder



Vanilla extract


Chocolate chips

Cream cheese

White Sugar (brown sugar can be substituted)

Note: Feel free to substitute butter with vegetable oil or coconut oil if preferred, keeping in mind it may alter the texture slightly.

How To Make:

Begin by ensuring the cream cheese is at room temperature for easier mixing.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare an 8×8 pan or pie plate by greasing it lightly.

In a large bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and sourdough discard.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt until well combined.

In another bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, blend cream cheese, sugar, egg white, salt, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Grease your baking pan and spread half of the chocolate brownie batter evenly across the bottom.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over the brownie batter layer.

Dollop the cream cheese mixture and remaining brownie batter over the chocolate chips layer.

Use a toothpick or knife to gently swirl the layers together to create a marbled effect.

Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 36-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares for serving.


Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

A: Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour, but keep in mind that it may result in a denser texture.

Q: Can I use sourdough starter instead of sourdough discard?

A: Yes, you can use sourdough starter instead of discard. Just ensure that it’s active and bubbly.

Q: How long do these brownies stay fresh?

A: These brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Sourdough Dessert Cheesecake Brownies

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4.3 from 4 votes
Course: Desserts

Sourdough Brownie with Cheesecake Swirl Recipe.


  • Sourdough Brownie Base:
  • 1/4 cup Sourdough discard

  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted

  • 1 cup Sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour

  • Middle Layer:
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (Milk or White)

  • Cheesecake Swirl:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, Room Temperature

  • 1/4 cup Sugar

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare an 8×8 pan or glass pie tin by greasing it or lining with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine sourdough discard, sugar, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, flour, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Set aside half of the mixture.
  • Spread chocolate chips evenly over the bottom layer of brownie batter in the prepared pan.
  • In a separate bowl or stand mixer, whisk together cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth.
  • Dollop spoonful of the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate chips layer, alternating with dollops of the reserved brownie batter.
  • Use a toothpick or knife to delicately swirl the layers together, creating a marbled pattern.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 37-40 minutes, or until the edges are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares. For best results, chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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