Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

These easy brownies are a twist on traditional red velvet cake.

Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Makes about 24
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  1. 1 cup butter, melted
  2. ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 2 cups sugar, divided
  4. 5 large eggs, divided
  5. 1 (1-ounce) bottle liquid red food coloring
  6. 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  9. 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter and cocoa until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, beat 1¾ cups sugar and 4 eggs with a mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy. Reduce speed to medium-low, and add food coloring, vinegar, vanilla, and butter mixture, beating until combined. Gradually beat in flour until combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  4. In another small bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining ¼ cup sugar, and remaining egg with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto batter in pan, and gently swirl together with a knife.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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