In honor of Valentines Day, I decided to whip up a little something in Red. I made a batch of red velvet brownies with a cream cheese swirl. I was going to attempt red velvet cheesecake, but it’s just me and Jeff this weekend so I went with a small batch of brownies.
These brownies are out of this world. They are so moist and the cream cheese flavor doesn’t take over. I love the deep red hue as well. Needless to say these didn’t last long.
- 1 stick butter
- 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
- 2/3 C AP flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
Cream Cheese swirl
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
- 1/3 C granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 8 inch baking pan making sure you get the corners real good.
In a small microwave safe bowl melt the butter and chocolate. stir until well combined. Set aside
In a medium sized bowl sift together flour and salt.
In a large bowl or kitchenaid mixer whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla and food coloring.
Add chocolate and mix well.
Slowly add in flour mixture to wet ingredients and beat until just combined.
Spread mixture into greased baking pan and spread evenly.
Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla together until smooth.
Dollop onto brownie batter and swirl with a knife.
Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely before cutting.