Right from the Boardwalk of Disney, Brownie Cheesecake

To say my boss and his family like Disney would be putting things rather lightly. They love themselves some Disney. The business, the movies, and the theme parks. Go on, ask them.

Something they love the most when they visit is the food. I often hear about the clams, salmon, buffets and wonderful meals that they enjoy while staying there. Disney prides themselves on their level of customer service. I’m sure we’ve all seen the behind the scenes shows that showcase how large and insane the food service alone in Disney are. And that’s just one tiny part of the whole Disney experience.

So when my bosses wife asked me to make a Disney dish from her Disney Files magazine I jumped at the opportunity. She gave me a photocopy of the page featuring a Brownie Cheesecake from the Boardwalk Bakery, one of their favorite shops.

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Recipe

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups AP Flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/2 teas baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 4 8-ounce boxes of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teas lemon juice
  • 2 teas vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs heavy cream
  • 2 tbs sour cream


For the Brownie:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 13×9 inch baking pan.

Sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time on low speed, scraping the bowl occasionally and mixing until smooth.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Transfer batter to a prepared bakin pan and bake for about 30 minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean). Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Let cool.

For the Cheesecake layer:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Blend sugar, cornstarch and cream cheese in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract , mixing thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl with each addition. Fold in heavy cream and sour cream.

Spread batter on top of already-baked brownies. Bake 55-60 minutes, until cheesecake is lightly browned and firm.

Cool completely and refrigerated at least one hour before slicing and serving.

Adapted From

from Disney Files Magazine (not sure of the issue or volume number – working on that)


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  1. says

    That’s just the kind of recipe I’ve been looking for recently! Yay, belated Christmas presents and leftover baking goods in the fridge…. >.>

    I love the pictures too, by the way; the black-and-white contrasts are beautiful!

  2. says

    This looks really gorgeous, can’t wait for an excuse to make it. I’m sure if I went to Disney all I would do is eat if the food looks like that. Maybe I’d better stay here and sit on my fat arse rather than feed it….

  3. says

    hi Kita

    great job recreating one of my favorite desserts from Disney! I have to say your version looks a little better! chocolate and cheesecake what a combination of flavor and textures…sigh

    hope your doing ok in all this snow, we got about 18 inches

  4. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella says

    Ooo, that looks tasty. I *think* my husband had this once. It was a couple of years ago so now I’m not sure. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Debbie says

    Your finished product looks amazing! Just wondering how the brownie layer holds up after almost one and a half hours in the oven?

    • Kita says

      I was surprised because I expected it to be dried out and rock solid. It was a little over done for how I like a brownie but it really wasn’t that bad. My problem is that the BF didn’t let it come to room temp before taste testing one. Everything was rock solid. >.>

  6. Daniel says

    These look fantastic! One small question… when in the brownie preparation do you add the melted butter? I’m assuming it’s after the dry ingredients, but before the chocolate chips, but I just wanted to double check, as I didn’t see it in the recipe.

    Again, these look wonderful and I can’t wait to try them myself!

  7. says

    These look fantastic. We must be on the same wavelength right now-I have something very similar coming up! Cheesecake and brownies-um, yeah, always a winner.

  8. Stephanie says

    i just made this and the brownie bottom is INSANELY dry. Very disappointed as a 9×11 pan full of brownie and cheesecake is wasted.

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