Homemade Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Homemade Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

What better way to show someone you love them than with homemade red velvet cheesecake brownies? These moist and delicious cheesecake swirl brownies combine rich and decadent red velvet brownies with sweet cream cheese. This dessert is perfect for a comfort treat or to share with someone special.
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount12 bars


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare 9 in. x 9 in. square pan with vegetable pan spray.
  3. Make brownie layer. Combine butter and 1/4 cup chocolate chunks into a medium bowl and heat for 30 second intervals until evenly melted. Stir between each interval.
  4. Add vegetable oil and 1 cup granulated sugar to the mixture and stir thoroughly.
  5. Now, add cocoa powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, icing color, vinegar and salt, stirring mixture after the addition of each separate ingredient.
  6. When ingredients are fully combined, alternately stir in eggs and flour, beginning and ending with flour.
  7. Next, fold in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chunks.
  8. Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter to use later for topping and pour remaining batter in the pan.
  9. Make cheesecake mixture. In a separate bowl, beat softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  10. Next, beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, then add 1 egg and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes until smooth.
  11. Combine brownie and cream cheese. Drop cream cheese mixture by 1/4 cupfuls on top of brownie mixture, then top with remaining brownie batter by tablespoon drops.
  12. Use a spatula to swirl batters together.
  13. Bake for 33-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool completely on a cooling grid before cutting.


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