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Sweetheart Brownie Bliss

You will love Sweetheart Brownie Bliss. And your sweethearts will love YOU! The bottom layer? Thick, fudgy brownies. Then we loaded it with a smooth and creamy layer of no-bake cheesecake. The wow factor? Bright and cheerful cherry topping. This sweet treat hits all the dessert must-haves in my book. Chocolate. Cheesecake. Cherries. What a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.  BONUS: This dessert tastes better than a card.

Or August the 10th. Or May the 2nd. What about July 18th. Yep. Celebrating all the days with this delicious dessert recipe.


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss

This dessert recipe for Sweetheart Brownie Bliss is easy. Seriously. You’ll kick yourself from having not thought of it before.

We started with a box mix of fudgy brownies. Yep. No shame in a shortcut, people.

(Prepare the brownies according to package directions for “fudgy”.)


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


The heart-shaped pan is a nice touch. I inherited mine from my (wonderful) step-mother I believe. Or maybe it was my father-in-laws. Not sure, but now it is mine! (Muahahahahhhaaaaa.)

Don’t have one? You can get your very own heart-shaped pan here. (For less than ten bucks. Comes in handy for special occasions, anniversaries, birthday parties or any random day you want to make something special!)

Or, I would bet all my dollars that this Sweetheart Brownie Bliss would be just as delicious in square form. Or round. Just pick a pan and go with it.

Need more sweet treat ideas? Try our Peanut Butter Cup Punch Bowl Cake, or Frozen Mocha Pie or our Cheesecake Brownies or our Strawberries & Cream Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Mint Chocolate Chip No Bake Dessert

Fresh Homemade Strawberry Milkshakes

(We call this our High Carb Collection.)


Oh and don’t forget about Breakfast. Try our Heart Shaped Red Velvet Pancakes.


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


Some of you might be wondering what kind of witchcraft I practice to get this brownie to come out of the pan perfectly. I mean…absolutely perfectly.

(Anyone who has cooked a pan of brownies before will appreciate this wizardry.)

Here’s the how-to:

  • Use a non-stick pan.
  • Spray the pan liberally with butter-flavored non stick spray. To the point where it is dripping.
  • Pray.
  • Let the brownies cool in the pan for 10 minutes with the pan sitting on a wire rack.
  • Pray.
  • Invert quickly on your cake plate.
  • Pray harder.
  • Give the pan a quick smack and a little jiggle and pull it off with your eyes closed.


Booyah. Works every time.  (Well, I am a liar. It worked THIS TIME.)


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Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


Now, time to assemble the Sweetheart Brownie Bliss for all of your Valentine loves. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Whip up a super easy no-bake cheesecake filling. (Get the recipe at the bottom of this post.) You will look at it and think there is no way I’m going to get all of this cheesecake on top of that brownie. Trust me, it will fit.

Just pile it and swirl it and get it in the fridge to set up.


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


Before serving, cover your Sweetheart Brownie Bliss with a can of cherry pie topping. (Use a good quality brand, you can tell the difference.)

You get all of the classic flavors of a cherry cheesecake with the fudgy brownie “crust”. You would think this would be an over-the-top rich recipe. But it isn’t too sweet.  It is perfect. The light and creamy filling is the perfect balance for the brownies and cherries.


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


Not to mention, it looks great. Your family’s eyes will light up when they see this special dessert recipe.

They may try to sneak a bite at various phases along the way. Make them wait!


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


This recipe could be easily doubled in a 9×14 pan (or…just use two smaller pans). You can also swap up your Sweetheart Brownie Bliss with these ideas:

  • Blondie brownie bottom with peach topping
  • Peanut butter brownie bottom with strawberry topping
  • Cookie dough bottom with just a little drizzle of caramel and some chocolate chips on top


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert Recipe


What do you think about this Sweetheart Brownie Bliss recipe? We are in love!


You will love Sweetheart Brownie Bliss. And your sweethearts will love YOU! Thick, fudgy brownies loaded with cheesecake and luscious cherry topping.


Time to dig in. Yum!


Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Cheesecake Dessert Recipe



5 from 2 votes

Sweetheart Brownie Bliss

Cool and creamy topping on a fudgy brownie, topped with cherries. This dessert is perfection, and no one will be able to resist.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 335 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Buy This

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Butter flavored non-stick spray
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 8 oz tub whipped topping
  • 21 oz can cherry pie filling

Cook That

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Liberally spray a 8 or 9 inch non-stick cake pan with butter flavored non stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the brownie mix, eggs, water, and oil. Stir with a spoon by hand until combined.
  3. **Your mix may call for different amounts. Mix to package directions for "fudgy".
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center comes out slightly moist.
  5. **Don't overbake or underbake. If the pick comes out wet, they aren't done. If the pick comes out totally dry, they are overdone. Tip: Start checking 5 minutes before time has expired. If the pick seems like they are getting close, take them out. They will cook a little longer in the warm pan.
  6. Place the pan on a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully invert onto a serving plate. Tap gently to remove the brownie. Cool completely.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. The mixture will be smooth and creamy.
  8. Fold in the whipped topping by hand with a rubber spatula.
  9. Spread the mixture on the brownie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  10. Before serving, pour the cherry pie filling over the top.
Nutrition Facts
Sweetheart Brownie Bliss
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    February 7, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I really enjoyed this post. Not only does this brownie bliss look delicious, but I like your humor. I like the part about getting it out of the pan! I like the pan too! I love when we inherit items like this!

    • Reply
      February 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Listen, this recipe did not last long at our house. I am going to have to make another one it went so quickly. Thank you for reading our post.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ The Last Food Blog
    February 10, 2017 at 4:36 am

    This looks delicious! Perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat 😉

    • Reply
      Buy This, Cook That
      February 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I will definitely be making this again. Can’t wait to try different flavor combinations.

  • Reply
    February 10, 2017 at 8:56 am

    This is so pretty! I love cherry pie filling!

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      Buy This, Cook That
      February 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      I was so excited when the Brownie came out so neatly. And yes cherry filling is so yum, right!

  • Reply
    February 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    This reminds me of one of my favorite desserts, Black Forest! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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      Buy This, Cook That
      February 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Yes, exactly!!! Like a chocolate covered cherry…with some fluffy cheesecake. 🙂

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    The Simple, Sweet Life
    February 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    So cute AND delicious looking!

    • Reply
      February 13, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for reading our post.

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    Alyssa @ A Bite of Inspiration
    February 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Looks delicious and super easy-to-make. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      February 13, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Hope you have a chance to try it! Super yum.

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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    February 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Yum this sounds like my kind of dessert! Cherries and chocolate are such a good combo!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      My daughter is already asking me to make another one. Good stuff!

  • Reply
    April 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I always add a Tablespoon of espresso to my brownie mixes…. it heightens the chocolate flavor!

    • Reply
      April 27, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Love it! Makes me want a pan of your brownies.

    • Reply
      April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Agreed! Love it. Do you use the liquid actual espresso, or the ground version? I have used the instant coffee crystals before, but never espresso. Great idea.

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