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Inside Cooking Ep 68: Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are like the classic cake in bar form! Delicious, sweet and a little tangy, they are perfect for red velvet cake lovers. Decadent red velvet brownies swirled with cheesecake!

Ingredients (for 9-12 bars)

RED VELVET BROWNIE

  • 1/2 cup (112g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon red food color
  • 2 tablespoon (14g) cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (98g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tablespoon salt

CHEESECAKE SWIRL

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (104g) sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions
(Preparation time: 20 mins; cooking time: 30 mins)

STEP 1
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Line the bottom of a 9×9 inch square pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.

STEP 2
Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, then transfer to a mixing bowl.

STEP 3
Add the sugar and whisk to combine.

STEP 4
Add the vanilla extract, vinegar, eggs, and red food color and whisk until incorporated.

STEP 5
In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

STEP 6
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Set aside.

STEP 7
In another mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.

STEP 8
Add the egg white and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

STEP 9
Add about three-quarters of the brownie batter to the bottom of the pan and spread into an even layer.

STEP 10
Drop spoonfuls of the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie, then use a toothpick to swirl it into the brownie layer below.

STEP 11
Drop spoonfuls of the remaining brownie batter on top of the cheesecake and use a toothpick to swirl it into the cheesecake.

STEP 12
Bake the bars for 25-30 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool in the fridge.

STEP 13
Cut into bars and serve. Store bars in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving: 265 calories; 15.7 g fat; 28.4 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; 87 mg cholesterol; 123 mg sodium.

Inside Cooking Ep 68: Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies