Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
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Ingredients

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

Directions

Special equipment:
8 by 8-inch baking pan
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking pan, and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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140 Reviews

Teri Markel Card

After reading the reviews, I decided to bake them @ 375 for 45 min. They were perfectly done. And, yummy.

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