Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Recipe

Looking for a delicious and decadent dessert to treat your taste buds? Look no further than our Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies! This recipe is a perfect blend of the rich and velvety red velvet brownies and the creamy, tangy cheesecake swirl.

What You Need To Make Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

Red Velvet Cheesecake
Red Velvet Cheesecake

How To Make Red Velvet Cheesecake

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 265 kcal


  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • ¾ cup all-purpose all-purpose flour


  • To start making these delicious red velvet brownies with a cheesecake filling, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and make sure to grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  • For the brownie batter, begin by whisking together 1 cup of sugar and melted butter in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder, red food coloring, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, vinegar, and salt, one at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition to avoid any lumps. Then, mix in 2 eggs until thoroughly combined.
  • Once the brownie batter is mixed, stir in the flour just until it's combined. Reserve 1/4 cup of the brownie batter and pour the rest into the prepared baking dish.
  • Next, for the cheesecake filling, beat the cream cheese in a separate bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until it becomes light and fluffy. Add 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 egg, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and continue to beat until it's well blended and only small lumps remain, which should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • To assemble the brownies, spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture over the batter in the pan and gently smooth the tops of the dollops until they're even with the batter, using a knife or offset spatula. Be careful not to overmix. Drizzle the reserved 1/4 cup of brownie batter over the dollops of cream cheese mixture and drag a knife or skewer through the batter and cream cheese mixture to create swirls.
  • Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan. Once the brownies are done, cool them completely before cutting them into bars, and store them covered in the refrigerator. Enjoy these decadent red velvet brownies with a creamy cheesecake filling!
Keyword Red velvet cake

Pro Tips for Making Red Velvet Cheesecake

If you’re a fan of both red velvet cake and cheesecake, then you will love this delectable dessert that combines the two in one delicious treat – red velvet cheesecake. This dessert is perfect for special occasions and holidays or just when you need something sweet to satisfy your craving. In this article, we will share our pro tips for making red velvet cheesecake that will have everyone asking for seconds.

1.Start with a Perfectly Baked Red Velvet Cake Base
The first step to making a great red velvet cheesecake is to start with a perfectly baked red velvet cake base. This will be the foundation for your cheesecake, so it’s important to get it right. Use a tried and tested recipe for red velvet cake that yields a moist and fluffy cake. Be sure to let the cake cool completely before adding the cheesecake layer on top.

2.Use Quality Ingredients for the Cheesecake Layer
For the cheesecake layer, be sure to use quality ingredients to achieve the best flavor and texture. Use full-fat cream cheese, high-quality vanilla extract, and fresh eggs. You can also add a touch of sour cream to the cheesecake batter to make it extra creamy and tangy.

3.Add a Layer of Ganache
To take your red velvet cheesecake to the next level, add a layer of ganache on top of the cheesecake layer. This will add an extra layer of flavor and a glossy finish to your cheesecake. Use a high-quality chocolate to make the ganache and be sure to let it cool to room temperature before spreading it on top of the cheesecake.

4.Decorate with Cream Cheese Frosting
To finish off your red velvet cheesecake, decorate it with cream cheese frosting. This will add a sweet and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with the rich chocolate and tangy cheesecake flavors. You can pipe the frosting on top of the cheesecake in a decorative pattern or simply spread it on top.


In conclusion, our Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are the perfect dessert for any occasion. The combination of the moist and fudgy red velvet brownies with the creamy cheesecake swirl creates a heavenly taste that is sure to please any sweet tooth. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, and our step-by-step instructions ensure that your brownies turn out perfectly every time. Give it a try and impress your family and friends with this delicious and decadent dessert!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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