Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are the best moist brownies for Valentine’s Day and easy to make too. You’ll love the resulting flavour from the red brownie cake layer swirled with the cheesecake layer.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it was the perfect time to dust off my recipe box and feature a recipe from my favourite red velvet desserts collection to join my Red Velvet Cake Milkshake recipe.

Don’t forget to check out my other Valentine’s Day recipes, these red velvet cupcakes are classic and for good reason.

I made this Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe for the first time right before Valentine’s Day, and packaged small bundles for family and friends. It was just a tasty way to say thanks and show appreciation.

Now I make this sweet treat all the time and all through the year. These decadent red velvet brownies are now my favorite brownie recipe ever.

Yet you guys. These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are the best of everything I love and need to be made more than once a year. That rich red cake fudgy brownies base and tangy cheesecake frosting is an excellent combination.

*swoon* I love this best red velvet brownie recipe! These homemade red velvet brownies with a beautiful and tasty cheesecake swirl are the most perfect brownies ever.

Best of all, while they are homemade brownies, they are also one of the most simple and easy desserts to make.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

How to Make Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

This easy chocolate brownies recipe consists of making the red velvet brownie layer and a cheesecake mixture layer, swirled together. Here are the simple ingredients you’ll need, and the full detailed instructions are in the printable recipe card below.

  • all purpose flour
  • granulated sugar / white sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • whole mil
  • vanilla extract
  • red food coloring
  • white vinegar
  • cream cheese
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To Make:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder (the dry ingredients). Set aside.

In another medium bowl whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract, red food colouring and white vinegar.

Combine the wet ingredients to the dry, until combined.  This batter will be very thick, it’s exactly what you want. Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and place it into a bowl. Into this separate batter, mix the remaining 3 tablespoons of milk and set aside.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Pour the original thick batter into the prepared baking pan. Using a spatula, smooth the batter to all edges and flatten to an even layer.

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer (electric mixer), beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed, until it is fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla, and continue beating until the frosting is combined with no lumps.

Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the top of the red velvet brownie batter, and smooth the cheesecake batter until it reaches all of the edges. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer and use the tip of a knife to drag it through the cheesecake frosting, to create a swirl pattern.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until the center is set. Let the chewy red velvet brownies cool completely on a cooling rack (wire rack) before cutting and enjoy!

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Red Velvet Brownies Recipe Tips:

Once cooled, you can either cut the delicious red velvet brownies into sections right in the pan or take it all out to cut. To do this, simply place a cutting board onto the top of the pan and quickly turn the entire pan over.

Once turned, gently pat all sides of the pan until the brownie comes loose and falls onto the cutting board.

To turn the huge brownie right side up, place another cutting board on top and quickly flip in the same fashion. It’s now the right way up and ready to be cut. 

You can always cut into heart shaped brownie bites as well, they will still have the gorgeous cream cheese swirl. It IS Valentine’s Day after all!

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How to Store Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies:

Cover leftover red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

Freezing Instructions: These marbled red velvet brownies will freeze well, for up to 2 months in fact. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and enjoy.

How to Make a Double Batch: To make more of these delicious brownies, double the ingredients and bake in a larger pan. The oven temperature will be the same yet bake for about 45 minutes or until the center is set and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


These easy red velvet cheesecake brownies are a fun treat for the kids and can be packaged nicely for loved ones as a gift. They’ll go crazy over these yummy homemade red velvet cheesecake brownies.

I’m sure (like us) this red velvet brownie recipe will become one of your all time favorite desserts and start an obsession to gather more delicious red velvet recipes.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are the best moist brownies for Valentine's Day and easy to make too. Simply delicious!

Ingredients

RED VELVET LAYER

  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1.5 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

CHEESECAKE LAYER

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla { I used clear vanilla for the frosting}

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder {set aside}.
  3. In another bowl whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract, red food colouring and white vinegar.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry, until combined.  This batter will be very thick, it's exactly what you want.
  5. Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and place it into a bowl. Into this separate batter, mix the remaining 3 tablespoons of milk and set aside.
  6. Pour the original thick batter into the prepared pan. Using a spatula, smooth the batter to all edges and flatten.
  7. Using a mixer {stand or hand}, beat the cream cheese and sugar until it's fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla, and continue beating until the frosting is combined with no lumps.
  8. Pour the cream cheese frosting onto the red velvet layer, and smooth until it reaches all of the edges.
  9. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer and use the tip of a knife to drag it through the cheesecake frosting, to create swirls.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the center is set.
  11. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 6g

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110 Comments

  1. These are gorgeous and sound scrumptious!!! I am so gonna have to make these, cheesecake and brownies are always the best, and I have never had red velvet brownies!!

  2. these look so good! Yum! I never would have thought to make all three of my faves (cheesecake, brownies and red velvet) into one. Brilliant!

  3. I love the heart shaped one. I might just have to try these. My hips say no but everything else says yes. These look delicious!!

    1. I know right? Just close your eyes and don’t think of the calories. Don’t even try to count!

  4. Now these look amazing for Valentine’s Day! I think my husband and I will make these for our grandkids!

    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  5. oh my goodness….these look absolutely delicious!! so perfect for Valentines day! gotta try these. thanks for the recipe

  6. I have never tried Red Velvet but these look amazing and I love them cut out with the heart shaped cookie cutter, will have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing it!

  7. These Red Velvet Cheesecakes Brownies seem to be easy to make and they are certainly ‘eye-Candy.’ Thank you for such a delicious and timely recipe.

  8. there is nothing I love more than cheesecake…except brownies! Thanks for the great recipe. can’t wait to try this!

    1. These look sooo good! I have a super awesome brownie recipe that is super unhealthy, and I make them all the time.,,, might have to switch it up!

  9. These sound delicious and I love the marbling – it’s so pretty! I will have to make these for my friends this year and serve them with some bubbly!

  10. mmmm, these look so good and I love cheesecake and red velvet, think I might make these for my husband to take into work if there’s any left lol

  11. Brownies and cheesecake ~ Red Velvet!! Sounds like heaven for my KitchenAid this weekend!! 😀

  12. These look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them. Maybe for the kid’s ‘hundreds day party’ at school, which is 2 days before V day

  13. Wow these look so good…. I think when we go grocery shoping I’ll have to pick up ingredients to try this out!!

  14. Tammi, these look amazing and I am in the process of making them to take to work, but I just noticed that, in the directions for making the cake part, you mention adding in salt but I’m not seeing salt in the list of ingredients. How much salt should be added?

  15. I’m in the process of making these now and just noticed that there is no measurement for the salt. Is there no salt in it and that was a type-o? or was the measurement just forgotten?

  16. Hi these look wonderful. Question: you have salt being mixed into the brownies but not listed in the ingredients, How much salt?

  17. I love Red Velvet desserts. This looks so easy to make. I had no intention of doing any baking for Valentine’s Day but I may be changing my mind.

  18. So So good! I love the cheesecake part on top, love the red velvet, love the heart shaped one! These are perfect! Saying hello from Freedom Fridays!
    Cathy

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  20. Your Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies will be perfect for a Valentine treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. These look absolutely scrumptious! Definitely pinning for later. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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  28. What a cool looking icing!! I am so gonna have to try as I just love brownies and cream cheese!! 🙂

  29. Been up all night looking for the perfect red velvet brownies with cream cheese recipe… found it!!! Can’t wait to make these. Is there a reason for using oil instead of butter? Thank you!

  30. Just made these this week, OMG, so good! We have them warmed up with a scoop of ice cream ?

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