Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are the best moist brownies for Valentine’s Day and easy to make too. Simply delicious!


Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it was the perfect time to dust off my recipe box and feature a dessert which was a huge HIT last year, along with my Red Velvet Cake Milkshake recipe.

Don’t forget to check out my other Valentine’s Day recipes!

I made these Red Velvet Brownies right before Valentine’s Day, and packaged small bundles for family and friends. It was just a tasty way to say thanks and show appreciation.

Yet you guys. These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies is the best of everything I love and need to be made more than once a year. That rich red cake and cheesecake frosting is an excellent combination.


Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

How to Make Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

To make these Valentine’s Day brownies, mix the dry ingredients and wet separately and then add them together. What you’ll get is a very thick batter, which forms the harder base of the brownies.

So, when you get a huge deep red ball of what resembles dough, don’t worry, that’s exactly what you want to happen.

You then dump this batter-ball {except for 3/4 cup} into a greased pan and push it down using a spatula to form an even layer.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Once you mix the cream cheese frosting, it pours nicely onto the bottom brownie layer you just made.

If you need to, use the spatula to spread evenly onto the surface. Then, the batter that you saved from the batter-ball {with some added milk} is spooned onto the cream cheese frosting.

Use a knife and swirl the red batter around in the cream cheese frosting, to make the swirls. Don’t push too far down with the knife though, you don’t want to disturb the bottom brownie layer too much.

Bake and this is what results …


Once cooled, you can either cut the brownies into sections right in the pan or take it all out to cut.

To do this, simply place a cutting board onto the top of the pan and quickly turn the entire pan over.

red velvet swirl brownies

Once turned, gently pat all sides of the pan until the brownie comes loose and falls onto the cutting board.

To turn the huge brownie right side up, place another cutting board on top and quickly flip in the same fashion. It’s now the right way up and ready to be cut. 


You can always cut into heart shaped brownie bites as well. It IS Valentine’s Day after all!

A fun treat for the kids or packaged nicely for loved ones, they’ll go crazy over these yummy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are the best moist brownies for Valentine's Day and easy to make too. Simply delicious!



  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1.5 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla { I used clear vanilla for the frosting}


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder {set aside}.
  3. In another bowl whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract, red food colouring and white vinegar.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry, until combined.  This batter will be very thick, it's exactly what you want.
  5. Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and place it into a bowl. Into this separate batter, mix the remaining 3 tablespoons of milk and set aside.
  6. Pour the original thick batter into the prepared pan. Using a spatula, smooth the batter to all edges and flatten.
  7. Using a mixer {stand or hand}, beat the cream cheese and sugar until it's fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla, and continue beating until the frosting is combined with no lumps.
  8. Pour the cream cheese frosting onto the red velvet layer, and smooth until it reaches all of the edges.
  9. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer and use the tip of a knife to drag it through the cheesecake frosting, to create swirls.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the center is set.
  11. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 6g

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  1. These are gorgeous and sound scrumptious!!! I am so gonna have to make these, cheesecake and brownies are always the best, and I have never had red velvet brownies!!

  2. these look so good! Yum! I never would have thought to make all three of my faves (cheesecake, brownies and red velvet) into one. Brilliant!

  3. I love the heart shaped one. I might just have to try these. My hips say no but everything else says yes. These look delicious!!

    1. I know right? Just close your eyes and don’t think of the calories. Don’t even try to count!

  4. Now these look amazing for Valentine’s Day! I think my husband and I will make these for our grandkids!

    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  5. oh my goodness….these look absolutely delicious!! so perfect for Valentines day! gotta try these. thanks for the recipe

  6. I have never tried Red Velvet but these look amazing and I love them cut out with the heart shaped cookie cutter, will have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing it!

  7. These Red Velvet Cheesecakes Brownies seem to be easy to make and they are certainly ‘eye-Candy.’ Thank you for such a delicious and timely recipe.

  8. there is nothing I love more than cheesecake…except brownies! Thanks for the great recipe. can’t wait to try this!

    1. These look sooo good! I have a super awesome brownie recipe that is super unhealthy, and I make them all the time.,,, might have to switch it up!

  9. These sound delicious and I love the marbling – it’s so pretty! I will have to make these for my friends this year and serve them with some bubbly!

  10. mmmm, these look so good and I love cheesecake and red velvet, think I might make these for my husband to take into work if there’s any left lol

  11. Brownies and cheesecake ~ Red Velvet!! Sounds like heaven for my KitchenAid this weekend!! 😀

  12. These look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them. Maybe for the kid’s ‘hundreds day party’ at school, which is 2 days before V day

  13. Wow these look so good…. I think when we go grocery shoping I’ll have to pick up ingredients to try this out!!

  14. Tammi, these look amazing and I am in the process of making them to take to work, but I just noticed that, in the directions for making the cake part, you mention adding in salt but I’m not seeing salt in the list of ingredients. How much salt should be added?

  15. I’m in the process of making these now and just noticed that there is no measurement for the salt. Is there no salt in it and that was a type-o? or was the measurement just forgotten?

  16. Hi these look wonderful. Question: you have salt being mixed into the brownies but not listed in the ingredients, How much salt?

  17. I love Red Velvet desserts. This looks so easy to make. I had no intention of doing any baking for Valentine’s Day but I may be changing my mind.

  18. So So good! I love the cheesecake part on top, love the red velvet, love the heart shaped one! These are perfect! Saying hello from Freedom Fridays!

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  20. Your Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies will be perfect for a Valentine treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. These look absolutely scrumptious! Definitely pinning for later. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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  28. What a cool looking icing!! I am so gonna have to try as I just love brownies and cream cheese!! 🙂

  29. Been up all night looking for the perfect red velvet brownies with cream cheese recipe… found it!!! Can’t wait to make these. Is there a reason for using oil instead of butter? Thank you!

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