Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies. My sweet tooth have been driving me to anything red velvet this week. The good thing is that it’s definitely keeping within the Valentine’s theme. The bad thing is, I’ve baked these bad boys twice in two days. They’re so very good and so very addicting. Each bite is sweet, moist, fudgy, and don’t forget the cream cheese swirled in each bite too. I had to share this goodness with you!! Share it with your love on Valentine’s Day or before works too!
This is a very simple recipe. No fancy ingredients. And just 10 minutes to prepare. The hardest part is the waiting part. 30 minutes in the oven. And another 30 to cool. But it’s worth every minute. Happy Valentine’s Day Friends!
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies
Yield: 8 to 12 squares
Red Velvet Layer:
1/2 cup of Butter, melted
3/4 cup of Sugar
1 teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/16 tsp. or pinch of Salt
1 tbsp. of Red Food Coloring
1 tsp. of Vinegar (white or apple cider)
3/4 cup of All Purpose Flour
Cream Cheese Layer:
1 8oz pkg. of Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup of Sugar
1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8×8 baking pan.
Let’s start with the Red Velvet Layer.
In a large bowl mix melted butter and sugar together. The remaining ingredients need to be added in the following order, one at a time, mixing in between each addition. Add vanilla, then cocoa powder, salt, red food coloring, and vinegar. Add eggs. Next, gradually fold in flour just until combined. Do not over mix. Set aside 1/2 cup of batter for the top layer. Spread remaining batter in the greased 8×8 pan. Set aside.
Now the Cream Cheese layer:
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in egg, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Scoop cream cheese mixture over the layer of brownie batter. No perfection needed here.Then, dollop the remaining 1/2 cup of brownie batter over the cream cheese layer. Next, using a wooden skewer or tip of a knife, create swirls throughout the layers moving left to right, then top to bottom. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes. Now, the most difficult part of the entire recipe, allow brownies to cool before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
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This recipe was adapted from Sunny Anderson of foodnetwork.com with a few changes.