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Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Red velvet brownies with cheesecake swirled are not just attractive but also insanely delicious! Beautiful swirls of red and white just like a landscape from fantasy land.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: brownies, cheesecake, red velvet, red velvet brownies recipe
Servings: 9 brownies
Author: Mia


  • ½ cup or 120g unsalted butter softened in room temperature
  • ¾ cup or 180g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup or 120g flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp red gel food colouring or depending on how red you want it
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for cream cheese batter

  • 300 grams cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 45 grams sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 170°C / 340°F.
  • Cream butter and sugar together with a mixer until pale and creamy. Or you can use a handheld mixer.
  • Add egg one at a time while beating.
  • Mix in red food coloring, and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  • Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt together. Fold in sifted mixture gently. Then add the vinegar then fold once again.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of red batter and pour the rest into the prepared baking sheet.

Making the cream cheese batter

  • In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy then add sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Pour cream cheese batter on top of red velvet brownie batter and then dollop the top with reserved red batter.
  • Using a knife, create swirls in the top layer but avoid touching the bottom layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until brownie has set.
  • Cool and refrigerate before serving. Cut into brownies depending on preference. Bon appetit!