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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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
Calories 372kcal
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


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin
  • 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
  • In a bowl, whisk together the caster sugar and the eggs until frothy
  • Add the melted butter, vanilla, vinegar and red food colouring, and whisk in
  • Add the plain flour, salt and cocoa powder and whisk in
  • Pour the brownie mixture into the traybake tin, then pour the cheesecake mixture on top in blobs
  • Using a knife, swirl the mixture around a bit, then bake it for 30 minutes
  • Leave it to cool completely before cutting into squares
  • Store in the fridge and eat them within 3 days


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
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp Cider vinegar
  • Red food colouring
  • 80g Plain flour
  • 13g Cocoa powder
  • 235g Full fat cream cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 45g Caster sugar
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
They will also need less time to bake, depending on your oven, I'd suggest 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg