I love red velvet everything: red velvet cake pops, red velvet cake, red velvet cheesecake, red velvet brownies, red velvet french toast. I’ve even made Red Velvet pancakes for dinner but since I was babysitting I did what any responsible babysitter would do; I made homemade Mac and Cheese to accompany all the pancakes!
And while I was busy being responsible Tif, Mag, and I decided we needed Swirled Cheesecake Brownies. Afterall, doesn’t every kid each dessert before bed? My brothers do.
It was so easy, too! All we had to do was whisk (by hand) the eggs and cocoa powder together, melt butter in a pan, and then add all the ingredients and the pasty mixture of eggs and cocoa powder.
Then you can grease a pan and pour 3/4 of the batter in while your friends whip together the cream cheese mixture of 4 ingredients with a hand-held.
Now just spread the cream cheese mixture and pour the batter over the top in zig-zags or globs. Just use a knife and run it through the cream cheese and brownie mixture. Be careful not to over-use the knife making designs. You don’t want it to start looking sloppy. Wa-la. Bake and you’re done!
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Slightly adapted from Fruetcake’s Red Velvet Brownies
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup flour
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a round glass pan.
Melt the butter on the stove. Add all your ingredients into the pan except the cocoa powder and the eggs. Whisk together the cocoa powder and eggs until paste-y. Whisk into the brownie batter, then stir in red or pink die. Pour 3/4 of mixture into a greased 8*8 pan.
Whip together all the cream cheese ingredients until nice and smooth. Smooth over the top of the unbaked red velvet batter. When smoothed over, pour the reserved red velvet batter over the top unevenly and so you can still see the white. Run a knife through the top of the batter making swirls.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Done!
Enjoy : )