Our luscious Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies recipe is an elegant, simple take on traditional brownies. It begins with an easy-to-make, cocoa-infused red velvet brownie dotted with cream cheese flavored baking chips. Then, it’s topped with a silky cream cheese frosting that’s both velvety and tangy. The fudgy texture and captivating taste make these brownies a dessert lover’s dream. Whether it’s a cozy night in or a stylish gathering, these red velvet cream cheese brownie treats add a touch of sophistication and decadence to any occasion.
Plan your next homemade red velvet dessert for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or just because!
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, egg, 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) melted butter, water and vanilla until combined. Fold in 1 cup of the cream cheese chips. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake for 19 to 21 minutes, or until the edges are set (the center of the brownie will be fudgy). Cool completely on a wire rack.
Frosting: Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup cream cheese chips in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds. Stir, then heat again in 15-second increments until smooth and melted. Add the cream cheese, stirring well. Gradually stir in the powdered sugar.
Frost the brownie and chill for 10 minutes to allow the frosting to set.
Cut into 16 bars and serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.