Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Posted on May 16, 2011

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As we all know by now, I’m obsessed with baking. I sit through classes and I just cruise the web looking for interesting and different recipes that I can try. So as this is common knowledge, my friend Teresa sent me this recipe on Facebook and said “can we try these next time we hang out?”. We are bakers. We love to bake and we love doing it together. Naturally, since I had Monday off, I decided it was time to bake. I bbm-ed TerezHilton and told her to get her ass over here cause it was time to make these babies!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
1 cup unsalted butter
4-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 – 8oz blocks cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
Melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined and very smooth.
Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and food coloring.
Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
Add flour and salt and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter.
Gently swirl two batters with a butter knife.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set.
A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
If you know that your oven is a bit off when you’re cooking, like mine (meaning that it usually takes longer than a recipe says),  I would cook the first layer of red brownie first for about 10 mins, making sure it’s still liquid like. Then I would take it out and add the dollops of cream cheese mixture and twirl and place back in oven. It will cook more evenly that way.
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