Friday, December 11, 2015

Recipe: The ultimate recipe for red velvet cheesecake brownies.

In the spirit of the holidays, I figured that I'd share one of my favorite holiday recipes.  I make these each and every year to bring with me on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  Additionally, I include a few brownies in the cookie tins I hand out as a fun surprise for the receiver.  They're a perfect holiday treat because they're real yummy and super festive!  I mean, what's not to love?!  It's a mix of brownies, cheesecake, and red velvet.

how to make treats to fill a holiday cookie tin

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Recipe: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies


(1.5) Sticks salted butter
(1) Cup sugar
(1-1/2) Teaspoon vanilla
(1/4) Cup cocoa powder
(2) Tablespoons red food coloring
(1) Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
(2) Eggs
(1) Cup flour
Pinch of salt

(8) Ounces cream cheese-Softened
(1/4) Cup sugar
(1) Egg
(1/8) Teaspoon vanilla


Preheat the oven to 350*.  Butter (1) 13 x 9" baking pan and set aside.

Idea:  I absolutely LOVE this pan because it cooks evenly and it has a lid for the easiest dessert transport ever.  Oh, and it's super inexpensive.

Melt the butter in the microwave and pour into a large mixing bowl.  Add the sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, food coloring, salt, and vinegar into the bowl.  Using an electric mixer, combine all of the ingredients.  Whisk the eggs and then add it into the brownie mixture.  In small doses, add the flour and mix until completely combined.  Pour the batter into the buttered baking pan and set aside.

In a separate large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Use a hand mixer and blend completely.  Cautiously pour the cream cheese mixture over the brownie mixture into the buttered pan.  Make sure the top layer is as even as possible.  Using a knife, scrape the remaining brownie mixture and swirl it through the cheesecake for a nice design.

Bake for 30 minutes.  After fully cooked through, place the brownies on a cooling rack.  Do not attempt to cut these until they are completely cooled down.

I promise that you'll absolutely adore these brownies.  They are as delicious as they look!

Idea:  I got these little baked good boxes to give away around the holidays as a gift or a surprise treat for someone worth surprising!

What's your favorite baked treat?


  1. Oh wow...those look yummy! If I were going to bake this Christmas, I'd definitely give these a try.

  2. Sure they will be a christmas treat that many shall find sweet

  3. looks legitimatelly nom although I'd rather put some cherry or beet juice in it instead of toxic food colour :)

  4. But if I bake them, I have to eat them!! :-(

  5. You're so lucky! You live in the perfect place to pick up the best cheesecake. Just saying. :)

  6. Yummy! I'm not too much of a baker vs a cooker but these look so good~


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