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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

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This easy red velvet cheesecake brownie recipe makes the most moist and decadent brownies around. Serve these at your next get together and be sure to wow the crowd.

red velvet cheesecake brownies

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to make a dessert recipe? And what better dessert than red velvet? Better yet red velvet brownies.

Red velvet is a chocolate based recipe with red food coloring to enhance the deep, rich color. The term velvet was used to convey the soft velvety texture of the crumb. It has become a popular flavor for all types of desserts.

If you love red velvet, check out my recipe for red velvet cookies. Or if you just like desserts in general then see here for all my favorite desserts.

red velvet cheesecake brownies

What do I need to make red velvet cheesecake brownie from scratch?

red velvet cheesecake brownie ingredients

Tips for the best red velvet cheesecake brownie:

  • Use unsalted butter as salted butter vary from brand to brand on the amount of salt added in.
  • Do not over mix brownies. This will cause tough brownies. And no one likes tough brownies right?
  • Bake brownies until toothpick inserted comes out clean. That is a good test to see if the brownies are cooked all the way through.

Can I use a 9×13 pan?

You sure can, however I would suggest doubling the recipe and cooking for 40-45 minutes.

red velvet cheese cake brownies

How to store red velvet cheesecake brownie?

These brownies taste best fresh. If you happen to have left overs you can store in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two. You can also freeze these brownies for 2-3 months. When ready to eat, allow to defrost in the refrigerator until softened.

What goes well with these brownies?

My favorite is ala mode. A deliciously, cool scoop of vanilla ice cream really makes this an amazing recipe. A nice cold glass of milk also goes well. Of course eating it alone is also amazing!

red velvet cheesecake brownies

How to make red velvet cheesecake brownie?

Pre heat oven to 350F.

Coat an 8×8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, red food coloring, and vinegar. Using a hand mixer, stand mixer, or by hand mix ingredients until well combined. Add flour and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix the batter as this will create a tough brownie. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl add cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, stand mixer, or by hand mix ingredients until well combine. Add egg and mix again until well combined.

Pour brownie layer in to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Add dollops of the cheesecake mixture over the top of the brownie layer. Then take a knife or chopstick and run through both layers going up and down to pan to create swirls.

Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

red velvet cheesecake brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy red velvet cheesecake brownie recipe makes the most moist and decadent brownies around. Serve these at your next get together and wow the crowd.

Ingredients

For the red velvet brownie layer

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • ½ teaspoon vinegar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour

For the cheesecake layer

  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350F.
  2. Coat an 8x8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, red food coloring, and vinegar. Using a hand mixer, stand mixer, or by hand mix ingredients until well combined. Add flour and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix the batter as this will create a tough brownie. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl add cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, stand mixer, or by hand mix ingredients until well combine. Add egg and mix again until well combined.
  5. Pour brownie layer in to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Add dollops of the cheesecake mixture over the top of the brownie layer. Then take a knife or chopstick and run through both layers going up and down to pan to create swirls.
  6. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

Notes

* You can double the batch to fit a 9x13 pan. Increase baking time to 40-45minutes.

* You can use red gel food coloring, however decrease to 1 to 2 teaspoons.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g

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By on February 11th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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