Red velvet cream cheese brownies … perfect right? Sometimes we all need dessert. Something we need something sweet, something creamy, something amazing. And that’s why I had to share with you this amazing recipe for these treats from Baking Bites.
I’m not a huge fan of cake, my love lies in brownies and cookies. And these are moist and surprisingly more delicious than the fudgiest, most chocolatey brownie I’ve ever had. Whether you want to use these for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, dessert after dinner … or as one of the most perfect Christmas treats, it doesn’t matter because they’re delicious year round!!
Here’s what you’ll need: (makes 16 large or 24 small brownies)
- 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
- 8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Here’s what to do:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then take a square, 8 or 9 inch baking pan, cover it with aluminum foil and lightly grease the bottom and sides.
Now grab your butter and chocolate and melt together in a small bowl. Stir the ingredients with a fork until it is nice and smooth. Set the mixture aside so it can cool off.
Take a larger bowl and whisk the sugar, eggs, vanilla and red food coloring all together. Then add in the chocolate mixture that was cooling until it’s smooth. The “batter” should look red. And of course, you can always make it redder by adding a pinch more food coloring. Add the flour and salt, mix everything together until there are no dry ingredients left to stir.
Pour the batter into the pan and make sure it is spread evenly throughout.
Now it’s time for the cheesecake mixture! Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl. Once smooth, drop in dollops of the mixture into the brownie batter. Then grab a knife and make swirls of the two batters in the pan.
Bake the brownies for 35-40 minutes. You can serve these at room temperature or chilled. *I preferred chilled!