Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

February 2024

Recipe courtesy of Caramel Cookie Waffle 


  • 12 ounces melted butter 
  • 3 Cups sugar 
  • ¾ Cup cocoa 
  • 1 teaspoon red gel food color 
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar 
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla 
  • ¾ teaspoon salt 
  • 6 eggs 
  • 2¼ Cups flour 
  • 16 ounces cream cheese 
  • ½ Cup sugar 


Use sheet pan with extender frame.  

  1. Mix the batter ingredients as ordered, stirring after each.  
  2. Reserve ¾ - 1 Cup (eyeball) batter for the top, and spread the rest in the bottom of the pan. 
  3. Whip cream cheese and sugar in a mixer and scrape down as you mix.  
  4. Swirl cream cheese icing with the remaining batter for topping.  
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 300° in a convection oven. 

Originally printed in the February 2024 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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