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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are delectable, from scratch brownies with a sweet, creamy cheesecake swirl. Decadent, fudgy brownies with double the chocolate for the perfect red velvet flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 209kcal

Ingredients

Brownie Batter

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup butter one stick
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp gel red food coloring (more needed if liquid coloring)
  • ¾ tsp white vinegar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Cheesecake Swirl

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk yolk only
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

How to make the Red Velvet Brownie Batter

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the two eggs together. Set aside.
  • Then, in a separate large bowl, melt your butter in the microwave, using 30second increments until melted.
  • Proceed to stir in sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, and vinegar. Mix them all into the batter in that order.
  • Grab the beaten eggs and whisk those into the mixture. Then fold in the flour until it's completely incorporated. Be careful to not over mix.
  • After that, pour the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Keep about 3-4 tablespoons of brownie batter for later use in a following step. 
  • Next, sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the batter in the pan and lightly press down on them using a rubber scraper so that they stick.

Cheesecake swirl

  • Now time to make the cheesecake swirl by beating the softened cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract in a bowl until completely smooth. This should take about a minute.
  • Proceed to scoop dollops of cheesecake batter onto the brownie batter in the pan and then add on the reserved brownie batter on top of that.
  • Using a knife, glide through the layers of cream cheese and brownie batter to create a swirled pattern until it looks how you want it to.

Bake the Brownies

  • Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares. Enjoy! 

Notes

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are made from scratch and the most delicious dessert ever! We hope you enjoy these as much as we do! 

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg