Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies #SundaySupper

     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:

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

This post linked to:
Mealtime Monday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Mop It Up Monday, Mangia Monday, Meatless Mondays,


  1. Oh these look gorgeous!I loved the preview pic on FB and the recipe seems pretty easy :) Would love to try!

  2. I like your red velvet cheesecake because its so easy to make it and it looks stunning with the top design and shades.

  3. Such pretty colors in a brownie – perfect for Valentines’ Day!

  4. Mmmm….these are so much fun! I know I’d love them – and they’re perfect for any celebration of love.

  5. Swirled desserts are so much fun! It makes them look festive. And this is a great treat for Valentines.

  6. These look so cute as hearts! Yum!

  7. Adorable and delicious! It might be dangerous if I made these because I don’t think I could stop eating them.

  8. I love the heart shapes!! And red velvet is just the best – I love these brownies with the cream cheese. Pinned!!

  9. These are beautiful!! I especially love them in the heart shapes! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. These brownies are GORGEOUS!!!

  11. yum! These are so cute. And I love that they are two of my favorite sweet treats in one… cheesecake and brownies!

  12. I love cheesecake brownies and these are gorgeously different! Love them!

  13. Ummm….I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen and I have to go make these – Right NOW! YUM

  14. Adorable! Love the heart shapes.

  15. Love your decorative top and heart shapes!

  16. These are beautiful!

  17. These sound way too good to be true :-)

  18. red velvent, cheesecake and brownies… it’s a trifecta!

  19. My kids and me love brownies, so i pinned this yesterday and now that I see it, will be a big hit when we make it ! yumm

  20. You combined my two favorites, red velvet and chocolate. I have to make this. NOW. I am drooling at the screen!

  21. Wonderful Valentines day dessert!

  22. Great presentation of these sweet little brownie hearts. Thanks for sharing with MMM.

  23. yum! these look amazing! such a great idea to make these for valentine’s day and cut them out! :)

  24. Oh boy – these sound absolutely amazing! I love the red and white swirl….the cream cheese portion would be my favorite ;)

  25. Beautiful & delicious looking! ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX

  26. These are gorgeous, love the vibrant color!! I could eat a million!! Thanks for sharing!!

  27. 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.

  28. Red Velvet cheesecake brownies?!!! LOVE this!!! they look so delicious!

  29. Awww…I love that you cut them into hearts too! Love the swirls! SO pretty!


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