Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Fudgy Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect little treat for Valentine’s Day! If you love red velvet + brownies + white chocolate + cheesecake, then you need to make this!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

It’s the week of all things red and pink and of course chocolates! You guys know the first dessert I ever baked was a brownie. And this was when I was in school, so way way back. And we didn’t have an oven, it was unusual for anyone to own an oven those days in India. So I baked in the microwave, using a recipe on the back of a box of cocoa powder. And guys, I really thought it was best brownie ever. Honestly, now I can’t even remember it’s taste but you know the excitement of baking something for the first time – I guess that sealed the deal for me!

Brownies are my go to dessert when I have to make something quick. They come together so quickly and I always have the ingredients for brownies anyway in my pantry. I mean it’s pretty basic stuff so most likely you will have it too. So I thought I should share a quick and easy brownie recipe with you guys for Valentine’s Day and since it’s time for all things red velvet I made these Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. These fudgy red velvet brownies have a white chocolate cheesecake swirl which makes them all the more decadent.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Today’s post is special guys. I keep talking about how amazing the blogging community is and so when there was this opportunity to show my fellow food bloggers some love, I jumped onto it. For the #FoodBloggerLove campaign, we were all assigned a blogger to whom we had to dedicate a recipe. Of course this was all a secret till now! I was really excited to find out my fellow blogger for this task – Nichole from Cookaholic Wife. Over the last few weeks, I have read several of Nichole’s recipes and let me tell you they all sound so good that it was hard for me to pick a favorite. She has so many amazing recipes on her blog, lot of gorgeous desserts and I can’t wait to make her Cinnamon Crunch Braided Brioche Bread. Sounds good, isn’t it? Nichole has been blogging since 2009, I think that’s so amazing, to have been blogging for what 7 years now? That is awesome Nichole and I hope you continue to share more such delicious recipes with all of us in the coming years. These Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies is my small attempt to show how awesome you are and I hope you like it! : )

Red Velvet Brownies


Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Fudgy Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect little treat for Valentine's Day!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 220 kcal


Red Velvet Brownies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid red food color
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

White Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 oz white chocolate melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg


Red Velvet Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 8 x 8 square pan with aluminium foil with overhanging edges. Spray the pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Melt butter using microwave or in a pan on medium heat. I always prefer the stove top method.
  • Once the butter melts transfer it to a big bowl. Add sugar and mix.
  • Then add vanilla extract, cocoa powder, salt, red food color and vinegar, mixing after each addition.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Finally fold in the flour until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, reserving ¼ cup of batter for the swirl on top.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • Melt white chocolate in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or using a double-boiler method. Set aside.
  • Whisk the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add in sugar, vanilla extract and egg and mix until combined.
  • Add in the melted white chocolate and mix till combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie layer.
  • Now take the ¼ cup brownie batter that we had reserved earlier and drop dollops of it on top of the cheesecake layer.
  • Take a knife or toothpick and drag the mixture through the cheesecake layer to create swirls. Drag 2-3 times horizontally and vertically to create swirls.
  • Bake the brownies at 350 F degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let the brownies cool down. Since there's cheesecake involved, I don't like to cut them right away. Place in the refrigerator for couple of hours and then cut into pieces.


Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 72mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 410IUCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.7mg
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Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

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48 thoughts on “Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

  1. Oh, these are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Manali! I’m pretty sure I’m going to send Laura this link and tell her that I found my V-Day present. 🙂 Cheesecake + brownies is one of my favorite combinations!

  2. These brownies are beautiful, Manali! Love the red velvet and white chocolate cheesecake – so perfect for Valentine’s Day! Such a wonderful cause too 🙂

  3. These brownies look so scrumptious, Manali, and I love red velvet and cheesecake together! Great idea adding the white chocolate for even more flavor!

  4. These look so good! I don’t think you could want anything more from a brownie. I love the Valentine’s red velvet, and brownies and cheesecake are a match made in heaven!

  5. I think one of the first things I ever baked when I was little were brownies… or cupcakes, but they were definitely from the box and I remember being so proud as my mom watched on. 😉 These brownies are all sorts of marvelous, Manali! Totally perfect for Valentine’s Day! The decadence going on here has me drooling, plus the color is so on point! LOVE it! Cheers, friend!

  6. Hello!
    Help me, please! I couldn’t find instruction for this recipe…( Only two phrases: ” Red Velvet Brownies” and “White Chocolate Cheesecake Layer”

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