Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies


Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are a deliciously indulgent dessert that combines the rich, chocolatey taste of red velvet cake with the creamy texture of cheesecake. These brownies are visually striking, thanks to their vibrant red color contrasted with swirls of white cheesecake. Here鈥檚 how you can make them:

Ingredients:

For the Brownie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 ounces (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350掳F (175掳C). Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the brownies out easily.
  2. Make the Brownie Batter:
    • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 cup sugar, cocoa powder, and salt, stirring until combined.
    • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the vanilla extract and food coloring.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    • Fold in the flour until just combined, then spread the batter in the prepared pan, reserving about 1/4 of the batter for the top.
  3. Make the Cheesecake Mixture:
    • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth.
    • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until just combined.
  4. Assemble the Brownies:
    • Pour the cheesecake mixture over the brownie layer in the pan. Drop dollops of the reserved brownie batter on top. Use a knife or skewer to swirl the layers together, creating a marbled effect.
  5. Bake:
    • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
    • Let the brownies cool in the pan on a wire rack before lifting out by the parchment overhang and cutting into squares.

Enjoy your Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies as a decadent treat for special occasions or whenever you鈥檙e in the mood for something uniquely delicious!

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