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55Total Time
25Prep Time
30Bake Time

Gingerbread Cheesecake Brownies

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About the bake

Forget the Christmas cake, we have a brownie recipe that is guaranteed to knock your Christmas stockings off. John Whaite has created a Gingerbread Cheesecake Brownie recipe that captures all the delicious flavours of Christmas, elevated by the use of both Billington's Golden Caster and Light Muscovado sugar. These give the brownie a beautiful rich flavour that is worth indulging for. 

55Total Time
25Prep Time
30Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180C fan.

  2. Step 2:

    Put the butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stirring occasionally, allowing the butter and chocolate to melt together until silky and smooth.

  3. Step 3:

    Remove from the heat and add the sugar and flour and beat in, then add the eggs and beat to a smooth batter. As you beat the eggs in, the mixture may start to look grainy and split, but keep going until it’s velvety smooth. Fold through the 1cm chunks of chopped ginger cake.

  4. Step 4:

    For the cheesecake batter, mix together the cream cheese, light muscovado sugar and egg yolk until smooth.

  5. Step 5:

    Pour the brownie batter into the prepared cake tin, then dollop the cheesecake mixture on top and use a knife to swirl it into the brownie batter and bake for 30 minutes.

  6. Step 6:

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting – this will make it really fudgy and chewy on the inside.


  • For the brownie mixture

    • 200g Salted butter
    • 200g Chocolate 65%, chopped
    • 265g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 150g Plain Flour
    • 3 Large eggs
    • 100g McVitie’s Jamaica Ginger Cake, cut into 1cm cubes
  • For the topping

    • 165g Full fat cream cheese
    • 50g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Large egg yolk

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