Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

"These rich and decadent brownies are perfect for Valentine’s Day."
Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies created by Lynn in MA
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16 petite brownies




  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8- or 9-inch baking pan with foil and lightly grease.
  • 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. 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. Pour into prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer; set aside.
  • 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. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies are set and the edges are lightly browned.
  • 7. Cool in the pan on a rack completely before peeling off foil and cutting into squares.
  • Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.
  • NOTE: Brownies can be refrigerated, covered, for several days.

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  1. millerspeach
    I see the red food coloring in the brownie portion, but how do the swirls get in the cream cheese top. Are you pulling the brownie batter up into the cream cheese?
  2. Kasey P.
    Tried this recipe last night. Doubled it to make two 8x8 pans. Did all my math and measurements correctly. When they first came out of the oven, they looked about right. Then, I followed the directions to put them in my fridge to store them... yeah, no, bad idea. They are now dried up, hard as rocks, and the few places where they are soft they have the texture of Play-Doh. They were only in there overnight for my Xmas eve party today. Bottom line: huge waste of time and money. I'm not happy with this recipe at all.
  3. Lynn in MA
    Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Created by Lynn in MA
  4. Lynn in MA
    Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Created by Lynn in MA
  5. Lynn in MA
    Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Created by Lynn in MA


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