Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

I had all intentions of making these to bring to Cameron's Aunt & Uncle's house for Easter dinner, but I worked 8am - 5:30pm on Saturday and completely crashed when I got home. Oops. Instead, we swung by Bi-Lo after church and picked up some cookies. :)

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Recipe and photo from Bakingbites.com

1/2 cup butter
2-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

Cheesecake Mixture
8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir with a fork until very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Add in the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Batter should be red. If a brighter red is desired, add an additional 1/2 tsp food coloring. Add flour and salt into the bowl and stir until everything is just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
Prepare cheesecake mixture. In a medium bowl, 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.
Brownies can be refrigerated, covered, for several days.
Makes 16 large brownies or 24 smaller brownies


  1. Those look dangerously delicious!

  2. I love red velvet anything! I need to try these

  3. oh helloooo...the next sweet treat that I will be making during exams!

    I have a tub of pre-portioned Otis Spunkmeyer white macadamia cookies. I made eight yesterday. I have one left! FAIL!

  4. Oh my word those look amazing! Red velvet and cheesecake are two of my favorite things! Yum!

  5. ummmm wow. this looks AMAZING! we are having the girls over for bunco on Thursday and I may have to convince my roommates that we need to make these....

  6. mmm, they look amazing! Thanks for sharing! XO

  7. mmm those look pretty tasty! i love red velvet! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  8. oh my goodness..I might have to try these sometime..sound delicious!

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  10. Dear Megan,

    You are not helping my wedding diet.

    Sincerely, Christy


  11. Those are so pretty and I'm sure oh so tasty!

  12. Good morning from Tokyo!

    Oh, you're a gal after my heart. What's not to love about this recipe? I just may have to make them this weekend. Thank you for sharing!



  13. My oh My! Two of my favorite things had a baby.

  14. yum, yum, yum! Those look absolutely divine! I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at them!

  15. I posted these on my blog a few weeks ago! I've been dying to make them to see how they are! They look amazing!

  16. I cant wait to try these! so much for my losing weight, these goodies look too delicious!

  17. UMMMM what is THIS?! These look so beyond amazing!!! Wow! :)

  18. I don't really like sweet stuff, but geez, these looks so pretty and like they would be deeelicous!

  19. They were really good. I just don't think they got cooked as much as they could have. I used the 35 mins and checked the cream cheese. It was not coming off on the knife but I think the brownie part needed about 2 more minutes. But everyone at my house loved them!

  20. oh my. those look amazing!! need to try asap :)