Red velvet desserts are a timeless indulgence, with their rich color and luxurious flavor evoking feelings of celebration and sophistication. While classic red velvet cake is undeniably delicious, why not take it up a notch by transforming it into something even more decadent? In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the steps to create irresistible red velvet brownies with a creamy cream cheese swirl. These moist, fudgy brownies are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re satisfying a sweet craving or impressing guests at a party. Let’s dive into the world of indulgence and bake up a batch of red velvet brownie bliss!


For the Red Velvet Brownies:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease or line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined.

Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Stir in the vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa powder, and red food coloring until the mixture is smooth and evenly colored.

Gradually add the flour and salt to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

In a separate bowl, prepare the cream cheese swirl by beating together the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Pour the red velvet brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

Spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture over the top of the brownie batter.

Use a knife or skewer to gently swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter, creating a marbled effect.

Bake the red velvet brownies in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

Once baked, remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely in the pan before slicing and serving.

Enjoy the rich, velvety goodness of your homemade red velvet brownies with a creamy cream cheese swirl!

With their vibrant color and luxurious texture, these red velvet brownies with cream cheese swirl are sure to be a hit at any gathering or simply as a delightful treat for yourself. Whether you’re a fan of red velvet cake or a brownie aficionado, these indulgent squares offer the best of both worlds. So, grab your apron and get ready to bake up a batch of pure decadence that will leave everyone craving for more!