Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

The Finished Product! Delish!

Need I say more? I like red velvet in any form. Much like Mexican food, if I see it on the menu at any restaurant there is a 99% chance I will eat it. Red velvet cupcakes,red velvet cake. This is the first time I have seen red velvet brownies and what better time like the present to make these babies. I saw them on Stumble Upon and for those of you that have not been on this website. Stop now. Don't sign up. You can spend hours "stumbling" and it is horrible for productivity. However- If you do happen to join stumble upon please stumble my humble blog ( shameless plug.)

Here is the recipe I stumbled upon on Eat at Allie's blog. I will include the link below if you want to check out her blog too.


1 cup unsalted butter4-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Topping
2 - 8oz blocks cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
Melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined and very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few    minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and food coloring.

Batter with red food coloring and sugar,eggs, and extract
Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.Add flour and salt and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.

Batter with chocolate and and flour
Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter.
Gently swirl two batters with a butter knife.
Before we put these babies in the oven

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set.
A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.

Cool in the pan completely before slicing and serving, either at room temperature or chilled.

A Few Tips: My brownies took about 45 minutes to bake fully so put on a timer for 35 minutes and then check them every five minutes. 

Here is the link to Allie's blog:

Voila! Coworkers rejoice! I'm bringing these in tomorrow!


  1. What a nice twist on the standard red velvet-yum! Also, the colors make it a perfect treat for the holidays. The two layers are a delicious combination. Lucky co-workers.. great post!

  2. My friend said the same thing this morning! That she would try them for her Christmas cookie platter! Perfect choice!

  3. These are so festive!!! I love the look of red velvet anything so I might have to attempt to muster up some sort of baking skill for these! haha =)

  4. I have close to no baking skills and I did it so make them! Let me know how they come out! :)

  5. thanks for bringing these in they were awesome.