Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
25 min
30 min
30 min

8 servings

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for pan
  • Red Velvet Brownie Layer:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Special equipment: 8 by 8-inch baking pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking pan, and set aside.

Brownie layer: In a saucepan on medium heat melt the butter. Remove the butter to a large bowl and add the sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, and vinegar, in that order, mixing between additions. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and stir it into the cocoa mix. Fold in the flour until lightly combined. Stir in the walnuts and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, saving 1/4 cup of the batter for the top.

Cream cheese layer: Blend together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Gently spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie batter in the pan. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer. Using a skewer or the tip of a knife, drag the tip through the cream cheese mixture to create a swirl pattern. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before cutting.

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This is a fantastic brownie recipe. I have been making it for years and I have passed it on to many other people. I am making the brownies today to take to a friend of mine and to my mother. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They look good, but a big disappointment when you bite into them. Me and my husband thought they were very bland, even my toddler spit it out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made them for January 1, 2014 to celebrate the New Year and my nephew's birthday the following day. Everyone enjoyed them and wanted to take some home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these exactly according to the recipe, with very good quality cocoa powder. While beautiful, they don't have alot of flavor and the texture was so mushy my 9 year old offered me the rest of his. Keeping them refrigerated helped the texture issue but they are still bland- I would not make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe on the original episode in 2010 and I have been making them every holiday since! Every one loves them. My father was diagnosed with Diabetes Summer 2012 and was so upset that he could not eat any of my brownies.. so I have actually been making a batch with a sugar substitute and they are just as good. I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Easy to make and my family loves them, even my husband who doesn't really like cheesecakes. Definitely will be making these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. Super tasty and easy to make. I did make some slight changes though... -cut sugar to 2/3c -only had 2 eggs on hand so used 1.5 in batter, and .5 in cream cheese mixture -used light cream cheese -no food coloring -baked for 35 min -served with fresh raspberry sauce to cut richness, and whip cream Turned out perfect. Will make again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these brownies I have made this about 5 times and every time I make them I have to make 2 batches. My father eats one by his self. My family and friend can't get enough of them rich chocolate , soft and really have a wonderful taste. When I make them I can always expect a crowd. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these twice now and they were a hit. I followed the directions exactly, but did have to bake them for about 40 min. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone who I have shared these brownies with has loved them, the cream cheese layer is delicous! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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