Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

A week or two ago a friend of ours organised a charity cake sale and asked everyone to pitch in and make some delicious treats to sell. Well of course Fi and I both jumped into the challenge with both feet. Fi opted to make her favourite treats – the M&M version of her beloved blondies – and I decided to try out something new. After the usual search on, you guessed it, Pinterest, I settled on these Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Just a Taste. Basically you make a mixture of red velvet cake and cheesecake topping and layer the two up to make a suitably delicious tray bake to slice up.

So what do you need and what do you do?


For the Red Velvet Brownie:
1/2 cup unsalted butter – melted
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon red food coloring
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the cheesecake filling:
1 cup cream cheese – softened
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk


Preheat the oven to 170ºC and line and grease the cake tin
Mix the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, food colouring and salt together. Then add the white vinegar.
Whisk the eggs together and add to the batter, then fold in the flour.
Pour the batter into the pan, leaving 1/4 in the bowl for later.
Using an electric whisk blend together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk until well combined.
Spread the mix on top of the layer of brownie batter and then dollop spoonfulls of the remaining brownie batter over this. Use a knife to swirl the brownie batter and cream cheese together into a swirly pattern.
Pop in the oven for 30 minutes. Insert a skewer to check if they are cooked – the perfect brownie should stick slightly to the skewer.

And voila, yum yum yum!

My only issue with this recipe is that the brownies were very thin. I think next time I bake these i’ll either double the recipe or use a smaller cake tin. The original recipe calls for a 8×8 square tin, but my batter only just reached the edges. Either way the cakes tasted delicious and went down very well at the cake sale.

Lau xxx


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