Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are a delightful dessert that combines the rich flavor of red velvet with the creamy goodness of cheesecake. These brownies have a visually appealing red and white swirl and are perfect for special occasions or indulgent treats. Here’s a recipe to make Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies:

Ingredients:

For the Brownie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Cheesecake Swirl:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Grease and line an 8Γ—8-inch (20Γ—20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides for easy removal.
  1. Prepare the Brownie Batter:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, and red food coloring to form a smooth paste.
  • Add the cocoa mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until the batter turns red and is well combined.
  • Gently fold in the all-purpose flour until just incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.
  1. Prepare the Cheesecake Swirl:
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and egg until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  1. Layer the Batter:
  • Pour about two-thirds of the red velvet brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  1. Add the Cheesecake Swirl:
  • Drop spoonfuls of the cheesecake mixture onto the brownie batter in the pan.
  • Use a knife or skewer to swirl the cheesecake mixture into the brownie batter, creating a marbled pattern.
  1. Finish with Remaining Batter:
  • Pour the remaining red velvet brownie batter over the cheesecake swirl layer and spread it evenly, covering the cheesecake layer.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  1. Cool:
  • Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes, then use the parchment paper overhang to lift them out of the pan and onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Slice and Serve:
  • Once the brownies are completely cool, slice them into squares and serve.
  1. Enjoy your Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies!

These brownies are a delightful combination of red velvet and cheesecake flavors. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, holidays, or any time you’re craving a decadent dessert. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.