Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

Who doesn’t love red velvet… it’s absolutely delicious and is a wonderful deep red color that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with saving a little time, money, and energy by cutting a few corners and using a cake box mix to make something delicious.  I had a bad experience making a red velvet cake last year; it came out deep purple (too much red food coloring) and just didn’t taste like the delicious red velvet that I’m used to.  So this time, I was pressed for time and decided to make these semi-homemade Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies.  These brownies are delicious and sure to please a crowd or that special Valentine’s Day someone.  Enjoy!


  • 1 box Red Velvet cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, after melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine egg, butter, water in a bowl. Add box mix, stir until the ingredients are combined, and lumps are gone.  Pour mixture into the greased 9×13-inch baking pan.
  3. To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Spoon the mixture over the brownie batter and swirl in with a knife.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

*Adapted from Dunan Hines & Sweet Pea’s Kitchen



Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

7 responses to “Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

  1. Oh my daughter in law would kill for these!!! They look great 🙂

  2. These look awesome!!! buzzed ya! =)

  3. Red velvet brownies?! YUM! Red velvet is so perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  4. PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!

  5. I saw these on pinterest and have been DYING to make them. Look great!!

  6. Paola

    Does the brand of cake mix matter? Or is the recipe the same for every one?

  7. Tracy Sprague

    i found that i had to increase the oven temp to 350 as 325 was not hot enough to bake for the time allotted. I tasted the batter and I can already tell you these are going to be phenom!

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