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Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Ingredients:

Cheesecake Swirl

8 ounces cream cheese

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

Red Velvet Brownie Batter

4 ounces semisweet chocolate

6 ounces unsalted butter

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 oz red food coloring

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 2/3 cup all purpose flour

3 tablespoons cocoa powder (use natural cocoa rather than Dutch-process cocoa)

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a (9x13) baking pan and line the bottom with paper and grease the paper too so the brownies come out of the pan easier. Cream the cheese with the sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in the egg and set aside while you mix the brownie batter. For the batter, melt the chocolate and the butter together until combined. Whisk the sugar into the chocolate. Whisk in the eggs, red color and the vanilla and combine completely. Place the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a sifter and sift it directly onto the batter in the bowl. Stir the batter just until it is combined. Pour most of the batter into the prepared pan, but reserve about 1/2 cup. Drizzle the cheesecake batter over the top of the brownie in a random pattern. Use the remaining chocolate batter by topping off any areas that are completely white with cheesecake - you want lots of streaks of the two colors rather than large blobs of colors. Using a butter knife (or your fingertip!) gently swirl the two batters together to marbleize them. Bake until puffy, but not jiggly in the middle, about 45 minutes.

For best results, cool completely and refrigerate before slicing.

Servings: 9-15 brownies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9"x13” baking pan and line the bottom with paper. You can grease the paper too so the brownies come out of the pan easier.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate and butter together until combined.
  5. Whisk the sugar into the chocolate.
  6. Whisk in the eggs, red food coloring and vanilla; combine completely.
  7. Gradually mix in sifted ingredients. Stir until combined.
  8. Reserve 1/2 cup and pour the rest of the batter into the prepared pan.

Cheesecake Swirl

Ingredients

Directions

  1. For your swirl layer on top, use an electric mixer to combine and soften the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg.
  2. Dollop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on top of the prepared brownie batter.
  3. Dollop spoonfuls of your remaining 1/2 cup brownie batter and swirl with a butter knife or your fingertip to marbleize!
  4. Bake until puffy, but not jiggly, in the middle; about 30-40 minutes.

For best results, allow brownies to cool and refrigerate before slicing to serve.