I've made this recipe twice & would have rated it 1 star the first time. There was way too much cheesecake & it was hard to thoroughly cook the brownie without overcooking the cheesecake. I ended up scraping off the cheesecake, and they were delicious after being refrigerated and served cold.
The second go around, I dropped a layer of brownie mix, then about 2/3 of the cheesecake, then the rest of the brownie, then marbled it. The cheesecake recipe is too much IMO, but its all personal taste. One thing is for sure, layer it! Brownie / Cheesecake / Brownie.
Chill before serving! Enjoy!