The Grown Up Brownie ~ Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie

I found this recipe on the Internet today and was determined to make it. The first attempt was tasty but didn't quite turn out with the right consistency...my fault because I under cooked it. The recipe also called for the baking dish to be lined with parchment paper...I didn't have any so I used wax paper...big mistake because the brownie was completely stuck to the paper despite the liberal coating of cooking spray I applied. Also on my first attempt I did not use enough red food coloring so my red velvet brownie was more of a brown velvet ...not the right color. No worries...my kiddies will gladly scarf down my "oops" brownies.
Luckily for me I had more of the ingredients needed to create this wonderful treat so I made a second attempt and I AM SO HAPPY I DID!!!
These are really wonderful because they are not too sweet like your regular brownies can be. They have a bit of elegance about them...must be the Red Velvet!
Anyhow this is what you need...
For the brownie layer...
10 T. butter softened
3 0z. dark or semi-sweet chocolate (I used semi-sweet)
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
red  food coloring (enough to make the egg mixture very red)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
For the cream cheese layer...
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare and 8 X 8 baking dish by spraying it generously with cooking spray.
In microwave soften butter is microwave safe dish and set aside. Do the same with the chocolate and then whisk the two together and let cool slightly.
In separate bowl, mix together the 2 eggs, sugar, vanilla and red food coloring until well blended. Slowly add the chocolate mixture and blend well again.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt and slowly add to the batter, being careful not to over mix. Pour batter into prepared dish and set aside.
To make the cream cheese layer mix all ingredients together until smooth. Pour over the red velvet mixture and with a butter knife swirl the two together.
Bake in oven for one hour and ten minutes, remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting.
Recipe from this website ~ Doughmesstic
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  1. I love Red Velvet anything!! Copied this...Thanks so much, Barbara!


  2. Yummy, Barb! Perfect for Valentines day!!! Wonderful that these are a little more chic than regular brownies! YUMMY!

  3. Hello from a new reader and follower. This recipe looks and sounds heavenly. Yum! Your post reminds me that I'm out of parchment paper too, need to put that on my shopping list.

  4. I love brownies of any kind....
    I'm going to make these for sure...

  5. This looks so yummy, Barbara. I might have to try it. Mainly, I want to congratulate you on your home tour at Debbiedoos. You have a beautiful home. It all looks so warm and charming. You certainly have done a great job on a shoe string budget and on other's unwanted pieces. I'm not surprised though, your home is as warm and as beautiful as you are..I tried to leave a comment on Debbie's site but won't let me in without a password. Mrs. UnsavvyComputerLady doesn't know what that means..Happy Weekend..Judy

  6. Lovely blog you have and that red velvet cheesecake looks delicious!

  7. They are so so pretty... and I bet those oops tasted delicious! You are my kind of girl. I just wish I would have been there to help you out... eating not making the second batch!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  8. Oh yum! These look divine :) Your blog is just wonderful!

    Have a lovely week.


  9. Wow! That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  10. These cheesecake brownies look and sound absolutely amazing! What a great dessert!

  11. Pinned and making and maybe sharing, if he's good. :)

  12. Oh my gosh. Just the name has me salivating. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi Barbara, These look delicious and would be great for a Valentines treat. Take a look at this weeks Open House party to see your recipe featured.
    xx, Sherry

  14. cheesecake brownies looks and great and delicious,


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