#MadeAtLeiths: Melanie Johnson shares her recipe; Raspberry ripple cheesecake brownies

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#MadeAtLeiths: Melanie Johnson shares her recipe; Raspberry ripple cheesecake brownies

Raspberry ripple cheesecake brownie recipe made and styled by Mel @melathome

Melanie Johnson @melathome, Leiths Alumni shares her Raspberry ripple cheesecake brownie recipe as a part of our #MadeAtLeiths series; which she made with Perri Edwards @perrieedwards for her Little Mix @littlemix bandmate girls


1, 20 x 20 tin of brownies

175g butter
200g, 70% cocoa solid chocolate
3 eggs and 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
250g caster sugar
115g plain flour
150g cream cheese
A sprinkling of sugar


  1. Melt the butter with the 70% cocoa solid chocolate in a microwave or gently in a saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile whisk 3 eggs, the vanilla bean paste and caster sugar together.
  3. When mixed, pour the melted chocolate and butter over the eggs and sugar. Mix again.
  4. Add plain flour. Combine. Pour into a parchment lined brownie tin. 20cm x 20cm.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 egg yolk and a sprinkling of sugar.
  6. Dollop it in spoonfuls all over the top of the brownie mix and then drag a toothpick through to make swirly patterns.
  7. Dot the top with raspberries and then bake at 160c for around 30-40 minutes.
  8. The brownie should still wobble when it comes out.
  9. Refrigerate until fully chilled and then you can cut it neatly, with a hot knife, into neat bars. Serve at room temperature with extra raspberries.

Mel made these delicious Raspberry ripple cheesecake brownie recipe with Perri Edwards @perrieedwards for her Little Mix @littlemix bandmates.

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Author: Pamela Daniels

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