Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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

Ready In: 1 hr

Serves: 16

Yields: 16 petite brownies




  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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