Sunday, February 12, 2012

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies- Perfect Valentine's Day Dessert!

Looking for a decadent dessert to make for your huny on Valentine's Day?  Look no further!   This dessert is easy and delicious!  I found the recipe on pinterest (of course) from Sweet Peas Kitchen .

I left the page up on my computer because I was trying to decide what dessert to make and the hubs saw the photo and said MAKE THAT!

Here is my version, I tweaked the recipe just a tad bit from Sweet Peas Kitchen because I LOVE chocolate and wanted them a bit more chocolatey.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (I used salted-that's all I had)
  • 1/2 bag of dark chocolate morsels (about 5 oz)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp red food coloring
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Cheesecake Ingredients:
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
Preheat Oven to 350.   Prepare an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper-greased.  

Brownie Prep:  Melt Butter & Dark Chocolate in Small Bowl in Microwave.  Stir until smooth and set aside.
In a Medium sized Bowl, whisk together Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla and Red Food Coloring.  Add Chocolate Mixture- stir until smooth.  Add Flour & Salt and stir until smooth.  Put Brownie Mixture in prepared 8 x 8 pan.

Cheesecake Prep:  Beat cream cheese, vanilla, egg and sugar until smooth.  Put spoonfuls of mixture over brownie batter.  Use a knife- swirl the cheesecake mixture into the brownie mixture.

Bake in oven 35-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.   Let cool and then lift parchment out and cut them into squares.
Make sure you keep them refrigerated!


  1. Are dark chocolate morsels the same as semi-sweet?

    1. You can use semi-sweet if you want! I used dark chocolate morsels that I had in the pantry instead of milk chocolate =)

  2. These really look amazing and you are right, they are perfect for Valentine's Day. This is my first visit toyour blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary