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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Brownies & Squares, Slider | 12 comments

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

There is only one word for these brownies. Awesome. I had my first red velvet cheesecake brownie a few weeks ago from Kooky Bakes. There’s no way I could replicate Scott’s genius but these are still pretty good!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

The bottom layer is chocolatey and rich and the top creamy and soft. I made two batches of these already. The ones above are as the recipe below and I also made some extra thick ones by doubling the recipe.

Make sure you check the oven periodically as these bake so the cream cheese doesn’t brown on the top. If they’re turning brown on the sides cover with a piece of tinfoil after 20 minutes.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
adapted from LorAnn Oils (makes about 12)

Ingredients
Brownie
6 tbs unsalted butter, at room temperature (86g)
4 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used Green & Black’s 70%)
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cups plus 1 tbs plain flour
1 tbs cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbs red gel color (I used sugarflair from Jane Asher)

Cheesecake
8 ounces full fat cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

1. Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C. Grease and flour a 9 x 9 inch pan (or line with parchment paper).

2. Make the brownie base. Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on 30 second intervals. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and beat in the sugar and eggs until combined.

3. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir until incorporated. Mix in the red color.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

4. Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter and spread the rest into the pan.

5. Make the cheesecake by beating together the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

6. Very carefully spread the cheese cake over top the brownie batter. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

7. Drop spoonfuls of the reserved brown batter on top of the cream cheese. Using a knife swirl up and down and then across. Only put the knife about halfway through if you want to be able to see a clear red layer on the bottom.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Enjoy! Be prepared to make second and third batches for your friends!

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  1. Miss Cake Baker

    I love red velvet cake – these look amazing!

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  2. Della Williams

    They really look good! Do you make up your own recipe’s? If so, have you ever thought about entering in the Pillsbury Cook Off. Every two years they have a bake-off/cook-off. The winner wins a million US dollars. I’m not sure about the qualifications, but I do think you have a great chance to win. Each year I work on my recipe but I always forget to enter. LOL’s.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Della

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  3. Dominique

    Oh yumm, these sound so good. And looks easy enough that I can do!
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  4. Sara

    We don’t usually eat dessert but I may be willingly to bust these out. They look amazing!
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  5. Phuong

    wow!!!
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  6. What Kate Baked

    Oh. My Goodness. Its two of my FAVOURITE bakes combined. What is not to love about these?!
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  7. JavelinWarrior

    Wow, that red is devilishly intense and I love a good red velvet anything. I know this may defeat the whole red part of red velvet, but I’ve been getting a bit paranoid about adding food dye to things I eat – any suggestions for achieving at gorgeous red without the dye?

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  8. filelalaine

    For a mediocre baker like, one alone, of the three things you combined, would be daunting enough… a brownie, a cheesecake, AND a red velvet … hats off!
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  9. evon

    These look delicious! I love red velvet cake and i love brownies. I never would jhve thought to put them together!

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  10. Moon

    These are so original! Totally going to try them!

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  11. Rochelle R

    Oh my word. These look so good. My sister is always going on about red velvet cupcakes, she loves them. I’ve never tried them, but the brownies look even better. Chocolate! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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