Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Brownie base

1 box Red Velvet cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

Cheesecake Topping

1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir the cake mix, food coloring, melted butter, oil and 1 egg together. Mixture will be very thick. Pat into a greased 9 X 13 pan, reserving half of the mixture for later.

Prepare the cheesecake filling. Beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla with a whisk or with an electric mixer, until fluffy.

Pour the cheesecake into the pan, on top of the brownie mixture.

Add a tablespoon or so of water to the reserved brownie batter, and stir well. The texture should be like thick cake batter. Dot the batter onto the cheesecake layer, and swirl with a knife.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until the cheesecake is set, and just barely starting to brown around the edges.

Allow to cool fully before cutting.

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