Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

These rich and decadent brownies are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8- or 9-inch baking pan with foil and lightly grease.
  2. 2. In a small heatproof bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips in the microwave on high, stirring at 30 second intervals; set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, whisk together the 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and the red food coloring. Add the chocolate-butter mixture and stir until smooth (batter should be red). Add the flour and salt; stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
  4. 4. Pour into prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer; set aside.
  5. 5. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth. Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter in pan. Using a butter knife, gently swirl to create a marbled effect.
  6. 6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies are set and the edges are lightly browned.
  7. 7. Cool in the pan on a rack completely before peeling off foil and cutting into squares.
  8. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.
  9. NOTE: Brownies can be refrigerated, covered, for several days.
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