Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Makes about 11 heart brownies or 12 regular ones
Brownie Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted Pinch of salt 1 tsp red gel food coloring, or 1 T liquid 2 eggs ¾ cup flour
Cheesecake Layer Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese, softened ¼ cup sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla extract
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8” x 8” baking pan, then line with parchment 2. Mix together sugar, vanilla, cocoa, salt, and butter in a large bowl. Stir in food coloring. Whisk in eggs, mixing after each addition. Add in flour and stir. 4. Reserve 1/3-1/4 cup brownie batter, and pour remaining batter into prepared pan. 5. For cream cheese layer, cream together cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Spread over brownie layer. Dollop red velvet batter on top, and use a butter knife to swirl. Once you’re happy with the design, bake for 30 min in preheated oven. 6. Let cool for 15-20 min in pan, then transfer to a cutting board. Cut into heart shapes or squares and serve.