Red velvet brownies with cheesecake swirl

Decadent, fudgy red velvet brownies topped with a cheesecake swirl has all the makings for a perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Why you'll love this recipe

Decadent, easy, fudgy, cheesecake swirl. Fudgy and slightly chocolatey like a true brownie recipe, but not overly chocolatey and with a deep red color just like the cake. A thick and luscious cheesecake swirl on top. It will set perfectly and look gorgeous against the red velvet brownie.

What does red velvet taste like?

Mostly like a super mild chocolate cake.  The addition of white vinegar adds a slight tang to the cake, which is what makes it absolutely irresistible. Red velvet brownies are made the same,  by using less cocoa powder than a  traditional chocolate brownie, and the cheesecake swirl for that tang and reminder of the cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients for the brownies

– Butter – Sugar – Cocoa powder – Red food coloring – Salt – Vanilla – Eggs – Flour

Ingredients for the cheesecake swirl

– Cream cheese – Sugar. – Egg

Tips for success

My best tip for making these ultimate red velvet brownies is to not overbake them. Brownies are all about the fudgy and chewy texture, so be mindful when baking them, not to overbake and lose that.