Red Velvet Brownies topped with a Cheesecake swirl.

Ok, so today was my second attempt at mastering this delicious recipe and it’s safe to say they turned out great! It’s a pretty simple recipe when you know how, but just getting the marble/swirl effect on top is something I need to work on!

So here’s the ingredients and details of what you need to do!


2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter (I used salted)
200g granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
32g cocoa powder
1 pinch of of salt
1 tablespoon of liquid or gel red food colouring
3/4 teaspoon white vinegar
95g all-purpose flour (self-raising)

Cheesecake Swirl

224g cream cheese, softened
50g sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Butter a baking pan and set aside.
  2. To make the brownie layer, beat 2 eggs together in a small bowl and put to one side.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl, checking every 30 seconds until melted.
  4. In this order, stir in 1 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, the cocoa powder, salt, food colouring and vinegar (with the butter).
  5. Whisk in the eggs.
  6. Fold in the flour.
  7. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, leaving about 3 to 4 tablespoons for the top.
  8. To make the cheesecake swirl, beat the softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar, an egg yolk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a medium bowl until completely smooth.
  9. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the prepared brownie batter.
  10. Cover with the last few tablespoons of brownie batter. Glide a skewer through the layers, creating a swirl pattern.
  11. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  12. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

I had help licking the bowl and spatula afterwards from our little lady. She really enjoyed it, as did I!

All ready for the oven...
All ready for the oven…


Ready to be devoured...
Ready to be devoured…


Oh Mama, this tastes good!
Oh Mama, this tastes good!


One more lick...
One more lick…

Thanks to Vogue Magazine for introducing me to this amazing recipe.  I’m gonna have to visit Bunny Little’s Bakery next time I’m in London!

Happy baking!

Aileen x

(Recipe credit – Bunny Little’s Bakery)



2 thoughts on “Red Velvet Brownies topped with a Cheesecake swirl.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.