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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies | URBAN BAKES

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian



Creamy Smooth Cream Cheese Swirled across Red Velvet Brownies.


  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups (350 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup (40 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs (165 grams), divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (9 grams) pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 ounce (28 grams) red food coloring, divided
  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz (226 grams) cream cheese, softened



  1. Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8 in (20 cm) square baking pan with aluminum foil leaving excess foil hang over two opposite sides for easy removal. Grease and flour bottom and sides of the foil; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk butter, 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar and cocoa for 1 minute. Beat in 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon (6 grams) vanilla and 1/2 ounce (14 grams) of red food gel coloring; mix until red coloring is evenly dispersed into batter. Add more coloring if a deeper red color is desired.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, fold in flour until no visible dry flour pockets remain. In a small bowl, reserve 1/2 cup of batter. Pour and evenly spread the larger portion of remaining batter into the baking pan; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) vanilla; continue to mix until smooth.
  5. Pour 3 lines of cream cheese mixture over red batter. Using a toothpick or knife, gently swirl cream cheese throughout the batter. Pour remaining 1/2 cup red batter over any large spots of cream cheese and swirl. Note: batter will be thick and gaps may appear during the swirling process which will disappear upon baking.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Brownies
  • Cuisine: American

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