Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I am back with a seriously yummy treat recipe! If only computers had scratch and sniff abilities because the delicious, chocolately smell of these red velvet cheesecake brownies baking in the oven would make your mouth water. But since they are so easy to make, you can just whip up a batch in your own kitchen!
Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I am back with a seriously yummy treat recipe! If only computers had scratch and sniff abilities because the delicious, chocolately smell of these red velvet cheesecake brownies baking in the oven would make your mouth water. But since they are so easy to make, you can just whip up a batch in your own kitchen!


Ingredients
Brownie Batter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring (liquid or gel)
  • ¾ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour


Cheesecake Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat the two eggs together in small bowl, set aside.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. In large bowl, mix butter with sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, and vinegar.
  5. Whisk in the eggs.
  6. Fold in flour, combine well but do not over-mix.
  7. Spray 8"x8" baking pan with nonstick spray. Pour batter into pan, leaving a little extra in bowl.
  8. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla in bowl using hand mixer on medium speed.
  9. Mix for about 1 minute until smooth.
  10. Spoon dollops of the cheesecake filling on top of the brownie batter in the pan.
  11. Pour extra brownie batter over top of both layers.