Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 12


Red Velvet Brownies:

1 cup white sugar

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ounce red food coloring

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

¾ cup all-purpose flour

Cheesecake Filling:

1 (8 ounces) package of cream cheese at room temperature

¼ cup white sugar

1 large egg

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.

For the red velvet brownies: Whisk 1 cup sugar and melted butter in a large mixing bowl; stir in cocoa, red food coloring, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, vinegar, and salt, one at a time, mixing well after each addition to avoid lumps. Mix in 2 eggs until thoroughly combined.

Stir flour into cocoa mixture just until combined; set aside 1/4 cup batter. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared baking dish.

For the cheesecake filling: Beat cream cheese in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract; continue to beat until well blended and only small lumps remain, 3 to 4 minutes.

Spoon cream cheese mixture in dollops over the batter in the pan; gently smooth the tops of the dollops even with batter using a knife or offset spatula. Do not overmix. Drizzle reserved 1/4 cup of batter over the dollops of cream cheese mixture. Drag a knife or skewer through the batter and cream cheese mixture to create swirls.

Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars; store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts:

265 Calories
16g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein

Recipe courtesy of


Thank you! Looks absolutely amazing! And for some reason, that calorie count says zero to me! :rofl::rofl::rofl:


Calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day! That’s why you can eat all the chocolate you can get! LOL!


This recipe looks divinely wicked! Thanks so much, I’ve printed it out for later use!


You’re welcome, @marsha! I hope you like it when you go to make it!