Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

I am a huge fan of cheesecake brownies as they combine two delicious desserts into one even more delicious dessert! These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies combine moist fudgey brownies with creamy vanilla cheesecake. If you like brownies and you like cheesecake, you will love them! They’re so easy to make too and you need relatively little equipment. The bright red is really eye catching and they would be perfect at a bake sale or for Valentine’s Day!

Step by step…

To start, I made the cheesecake filling and set it aside. For the brownie batter I first whisked the eggs and sugar together.

Then I added the melted butter, vanilla, vinegar and red food colouring. Lastly I whisked in the flour, cocoa powder and salt.

I poured the brownie batter into the lined tin, added the cheesecake mixture in blobs on top, then used a butter knife to swirl the mixture together.

It baked for 30 minutes, then I left it to cool completely before slicing up.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

The Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies looked so pretty and colourful! The white cheesecake swirl against the red brownie is so striking.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

They’re also super moist and fudgey – just what you want from a brownie! And the cheesecake is so creamy and absolutely scrumptious. They won’t last long!

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Traybake tin Mixing bowls Cooling rack
Kitchen scales Red food colouring

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
5 from 2 votes

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Beautifully bright red velvet brownies with a creamy cheesecake swirl

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brownies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cheesecake

  • 350 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 65 g Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

For the brownie batter

  • 3 Eggs large
  • 250 g Caster sugar
  • 180 g Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cider vinegar
  • Red food colouring I use Pro Gel or Sugarflair
  • 120 g Plain flour
  • 20 g Cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin

  2. To make the cheesecake filling mix together the full fat cream cheese, caster sugar, egg and vanilla extract with a hand whisk or electric hand whisk until smooth

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the caster sugar and the eggs until frothy

  4. Add the melted butter, vanilla, vinegar and red food colouring, and whisk in

  5. Add the plain flour, salt and cocoa powder and whisk in

  6. Pour the brownie mixture into the traybake tin, then pour the cheesecake mixture on top in blobs

  7. Using a knife, swirl the mixture around a bit, then bake it for 30 minutes

  8. Leave it to cool completely before cutting into squares

  9. Store in the fridge and eat them within 3 days

Recipe Notes

If you would like to use a 8" or 9" square tin instead, reduce the recipe by one third. So you will need:

  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 165g Caster sugar
  • 120g Butter
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp Cider vinegar
  • Red food colouring
  • 80g Plain flour
  • 13g Cocoa powder


  • 235g Full fat cream cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 45g Caster sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla extract

They will also need less time to bake, depending on your oven, I'd suggest 20-25 minutes.

If you like this, check out more of my Brownie recipes!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Just made these last night, everyone absolutely loved em. Great recipe, even better when u heat them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds after they’ve been in the fridge. (Also a qualified pastry chef if that adds to any meaning!) thanks for the recipe xx will be making them again for sure

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of the best dessert recipes I’ve ever found. So good I had to bake it two days in a row they were eaten so quickly! And they look so impressive too!

  3. Hai laura from indonesia.. i made this cake.. its sooo yummy kids love this red velvet brownies.. thank u for sharing recipe ❤

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