Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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Valentine’s Day is less then a week away!  What will you be doing this year?  My husband and I usually end up going out to dinner and spending a quiet night a home.  It’s a nice day to spend time together without all the interruptions of a normal day.  While we do order dessert out sometimes, more often then not I end up making us a dessert when we get back home.

Not sure what you are doing yet?  Never fear, #SundaySupper is here!  This week our theme is Savory and Sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.  I wanted to share a sweet and delicious dessert that is great to share with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are rich, sweet, and chocolatey.  Not to mention they are really pretty with red and white swirls.  For an extra special treat serve them with ice cream on the side.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies (adapted from The Novice Chef)
1 box red velvet cake mix (plus oil and eggs to make the cake)
2 T. milk
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 large eggs
2 t. vanilla

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13 x 18 jelly roll pan.  I didn’t have one this large so I used a 15 x 10 pan and an 8 x 8 pan.

2.  In a large bowl prepare the red velvet cake mix according to the package directions.  Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and place it in a medium bowl.

3.  Pour the remaining batter into the prepared pans and use a spatula to smooth out the batter to the edges.

4.  In a large bowl combine the cream cheese and sugar.  Use a hand mixer and beat until fluffy.  Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing until there are no more lumps.

5.  Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the red velvet cake mix in the pans.  Smooth with a spatula to the edges.

6.  Add the milk to the reserved red velvet cake batter.  Mix well.

7.  Drop spoonfuls of the red velvet batter on top of the cheesecake batter.  Drag the tip of a knife through the mixture to make a swirled pattern on top of the cakes.

8.  Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through the cooking time.

9.  Remove the cakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.  Cut the cakes using a heart shaped cookie cutter or cut in to squares.  I ended up cutting one pan into squares and the other in to hearts.

Check out what the rest of the #SundaySupper crew is serving up for Valentine’s Day.  And get ready…everything is so fabulous you’ll feel like you’ve been shot in the behind with cupid’s love arrow…

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Breakfasts, Apps & Main Dishes:

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Sweet Eats:

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Drinks:

  • Blood Orange Vodka Martinis from The Catholic Foodie
  • Bloody Raspberry Cocktail from My Cute Bride
  • Strawberry Gin Fizz from girlichef

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Tablescape:  A Romantic Table For Two Please from An Appealing Plan



  1. Oooooh, your brownies are indeed gorgeous! Those are perfect swirls and I love the vibrant red. I just made cream cheese swirled brownies for the first time and my entire world has changed – that’s how good they are! These would be devoured by me in no time flat.

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