Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought that I would serve you up some
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie  love ♥ ♥ ♥
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
1 cup unsalted butter
4-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 – 8oz blocks cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
Melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined and very smooth.
Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and food coloring.
Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
Add flour and salt and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter.
Gently swirl two batters with a butter knife.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set.
A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
Cool in the pan completely before slicing and serving, either at room temperature or chilled.


source:  adapted from Baking Bites

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  1. 1
    Cindy M says:

    Yummy!!!!! I want some now! Your pictures are gorgeous!

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    Meaghan Luby says:

    these look beautiful! thanks so much for sharing, i am a big red velvet fan! so glad feb is making all the bloggers roll out their red treats :)

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook says:

    These are gorgeous, and delicious too, I'm sure!

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    Lisa says:

    Yum, I made a batch of these last year and they were so good. Yours look every bit as delicious and tempting. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your brownies

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    Anonymous says:

    I just made these this afternoon! They are a HUGE hit so far. Very rich and fudgy with a true red velvet taste (I was skeptical). I baked them quite a bit longer than 35 minutes and they could have stood another 5 minutes or so but I like mine a bit softer. I used heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut them and they turned out really lovely. Thank you!

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    Monica H says:

    Two of my favorite things- red velvet cake and cheesecake. yum!These are beautiful too. I've seen something similar before but the recipe called for a cake mix. I'm glad these don't.

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    Jenn says:

    I can't wait to try these. I searched online for a red velvet bar recipe awhile ago and I could only find one using a box mix and they turned out really good, but I would much rather make it from scratch. I love the marble effect.

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    Amy says:

    Wow, the swirls you made are perfect! Looks so professional. :) Thanks for sharing the steps by steps instructions. Make it so much easier.


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    Reeni says:

    These are gorgeous Allie! I agree with the other comments – they are very well done – so perfect! They look rich and fudgy too, just the way I like them.

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    sophistimom says:

    I never thought of making red velvet brownies!

    Once I saw the ingredients you were using, I decided we need to be neighbors! Great recipe.

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    T and C Bakery says:

    These look amazing, I can't wait to try making them

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    maureen says:


  13. 13
    Cathy says:

    Oh, good grief! Those look delicious!

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    Anonymous says:

    Just made these, they're still warm in the pan :) They turned out great! I had to cook a little longer than 35 mins (I left them in for 50 and they are nice and spongy, but for those that like em a little gooey, I'd say 40-45). They are definitely rich, make sure you have a glass of milk on hand. I wonder how fast these will disappear tomorrow when the family gets at them ;)

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    Alison says:

    I made these and i forgot to add the flour to the bottom luckily i remembered and added some but it seemed a bit stiff even with the right measurements i prefer mine much softer, i'm still cooking them right now as i type!

    I'm pretty sure even if i screwed it up that it will taste fantastic but i'm vegan but i ended up having to use eggs but i did try not to add eggs very

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    owlmazing says:

    I'm making these tonight to serve for my dad's birthday tomorrow. Can't wait and I know he's gonna love them! thanks so much!

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    Penny says:

    My baby girl found this through Stumble and sent it as a hint for her Welcome Home for Spring Break dinner. I made them yesterday and took them to a family cookout. They were a huge hit and will definitely be made again soon.

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    Jessica says:

    To the vegan above: Try mixing ground flax seed and water and using it as an egg substitute. I believe the ratio is 1T ground flax + 3T water = 1 egg. Just mix and let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes before adding it to the other ingredients.

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    Anonymous says:

    I just poped some a batch in the oven!!! I hope they turn out well!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    I made these a couple days ago. They turned out great, but not nearly as red as they look here.

    I think in the future I'll just leave out the food colouring and just call them cheesecake brownies.

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    Anonymous says:

    The red and white marbling make it look like a fine cut of meat.

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    Erin Ruppelt says:

    I baked these brownies this weekend. They were delicious! I will definitely be making this again the future. Thanks for the recipe.

  23. 23
    Erin Ruppelt says:

    DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely be making these more in the future!

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    shea says:

    Made some today for my dad's birthday and he LOVED them! Thanks!

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    Shannon says:

    Just made these…they turned out perfectly and SO delicious!!!

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    Daly says:

    Just put these in the oven, hopefully they turn out well. I think I might have screwed up the cheesecake part, but I'm sure they will taste delicious either way. Great recipe.

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    Jen says:

    how perfect – cheesecake AND red velvet!! two of my favorite desserts!

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    BoyWithToothache says:

    My girlfriend and I just made these tonight and they came out soooooooo good! they look just like the picture! we had to halve the recipe though because I forgot to get more butter but in a 9×9 pan they cooked fine! would highly recommend for families or buttering someone up!

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    Brandon says:

    My father loves cheesecake and red velvet cake, I'll have to make these for him (and an extra batch for myself!). These look so good!

    Twitter @theyummybits

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    Valerie says:

    Can you use chocolate chips?

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    Alexa says:

    These are my go-to sweets recipe. They’re so easy to make and SOOOOOO delicious. The texture is amazing and they go fantastically with a glass of milk. Love this recipe!

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    Karyn says:

    Does this dessert freeze well? It looks delicious!

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    Jocelyn says:

    This may seem like  dumb question, but can I sub regular choc for dark? We arent huge dark chocolate fans in my house