Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies From Cake Mix

Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by Griselda M.

Have you heard of the red velvet cheesecake brownies from cake mix? If you have, you are undoubtedly looking for a different and fun dessert that is super easy to make and prepare. 

So, here are some quick and easy red velvet cheesecake brownies made with a simple boxed chocolate cake mix. In this regard, take your brownies to a different level. Also, these recipes are certainly for you, especially if you love brownies and red velvet cheesecake.

So what are you waiting for? Treat your loved ones with this innovative baked treat!

What You Will Need: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies From Cake Mix

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • One box of chocolate cake mix, about 15.25 ounces
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1pc of egg
  • 2 tbsp. of red food coloring

For the topping:

  • One pack of room-temped cream cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1pc egg
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract

Equipment:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Butter knife or offset spatula
  • Rubber spatula
  • 9×13-inch baking pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooling wire rack

Servings and preparation time:

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yields: 16 to 20 brownies

Step by step instructions in making red velvet cheesecake brownies

For the brownie batter

Step 1

Be sure to preheat your conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, spray your 9×13-inch baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper.

Step 2

Afterward, combine your cake mix, melted butter, oil, egg, and red food coloring in a medium-sized mixing bowl until the mixture becomes thick.

Step 3 

Next, reserve one-third of your brownie batter and make sure to press the remaining batter into the bottom of your baking pan. Lastly, add three tablespoons of water to your reserve batter to make it thin and set aside. 

For the cheesecake topping

Step 1

Using an electric mixer, combine your cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a different mixing bowl. Then, whisk all the ingredients till well-combined.

Step 2

After that, pour the mixture on top of your brownie batter and spread it evenly using a rubber spatula. 

Step 3

Next, drop your reserved and thinned brownie batter over your cheesecake topping and create swirls with the two layers using a butter knife or an offset spatula. 

Step 4

Then, bake your red velvet cheesecake brownies for about twenty-five to thirty minutes. Likewise, you can do so until the brownies cook thoroughly. Afterward, completely cool your red velvet cheesecake brownies in the cooling wire rack before slicing.

Step 5

Finally, and as always, make sure to serve and enjoy!

easy red velvet cheesecake brownies

Tips And Tricks: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies From Cake Mix

To swirl between two layers to achieve that marbled effect:

  1. Start by placing a portion of your thick brownie batter with your cheesecake batter.
  2. Add dollops of your reserved and thinned brownie batter on top.
  3. With that, ensure to utilize a butter knife, toothpick, skewer, or anything with a thin sharp point to swirl two layers together.

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

For the most part, this red velvet cheesecake brownie recipe creates a rich and creamy dessert with your boxed red velvet cake mix, including an easy cheesecake batter. In addition to that, it is the perfect combination in making a tasty dessert that looks and tastes heavenly. 

Moreover, this red velvet cheesecake recipe is easy to prepare and make. Likewise, it is perfect for making when you have guests over. Also, this easy red velvet cheesecake brownie is delicious and an elegant dessert.

What you will need in making an easy red velvet cheesecake brownies

Ingredients for red velvet cheesecake brownies from cake mix

For the brownie layer:
  • One box of red velvet cake mix
  • 2pcs large eggs
  • 2/3 cup of oil
For the cheesecake layer:
  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • One large piece of egg
  • 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract

Equipment:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • 9×9-inch baking pan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Non-stick cooking spray or melted butter
  • Offset spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • Cooling wire rack

Servings and preparation time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Step by step instructions in making an easy red velvet cheesecake brownie recipe

Step 1

Preheat the conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, take your 9×9-inch pan. After that, grease it using a non-stick cooking spray or melted butter. Afterward, set it aside.

Step 2

Next, combine your oil, red velvet cake mix, and eggs in a mixing bowl. Then, whisk the brownie batter until well combined and set aside.

Step 3

In another mixing bowl, combine your cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla using an electric mixer. Afterward, make sure to beat until the cream cheese batter mixture becomes smooth. 

Step 4

Then, press your brownie batter into the bottom of your baking dish using a rubber spatula. Afterward, push up around the edges to create a slight crust. Also, you can use your hands if you like.

Step 5

Afterward, pour your cream cheese batter over your brownie and spread it evenly using an offset spatula.

Step 6

Next, bake your red velvet cheesecake brownie inside the oven for about thirty to thirty-five minutes until it cooks through. 

Step 7

Once done, bake your red velvet cheesecake brownie. Afterward, allow it to rest on your cooling wire rack. And make sure to place it inside your refrigerator for about an hour or two. Doing so will allow your easy red velvet cheesecake brownies to set.

Step 8

Lastly, slice, serve and enjoy!

red velvet cream cheese brownies

Tips And Tricks: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies From Cake Mix

You can use a 9×13-inch baking pan; however, you must double the cheesecake batter. At the same time, if you use a 9×13-inch baking pan for this recipe, you will end up with a thinner brownie.

Furthermore, the brownie batter may be thick; it is best for making a crust. However, if you like it softer, you can add three tablespoons of water or oil to your brownie batter.

Moreover, to store your brownies, cover them or place them inside an airtight container before placing them inside your refrigerator. Remember, this tip will help your easy red velvet cheesecake brownies to last up to five days inside the fridge. 

Also, you can cover or wrap your baking dish using a plastic cling wrap or place it inside a covered container with parchment paper in between each layer to prevent them from sticking from each other.

Read more about The Best Tasty Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cheesecake Filling

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies From Cake Mix - 1st

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 16

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Butter knife or offset spatula
  • Rubber spatula
  • 9x13-inch baking pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooling wire rack

Ingredients
  

For the brownies:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, about 15.25 ounces
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring

For the topping:

  • 1 pack room-temped cream cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

For the brownie batter:

  • Be sure to preheat your conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, spray your 9x13-inch baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper.
  • Afterward, combine your cake mix, melted butter, oil, egg, and red food coloring in a medium-sized mixing bowl until the mixture becomes thick. 
  • Next, reserve one-third of your brownie batter and make sure to press the remaining batter into the bottom of your baking pan. Lastly, add three tablespoons of water to your reserve batter to make it thin and set aside. 

For the cheesecake topping:

  • Using an electric mixer, combine your cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a different mixing bowl. Then, whisk all the ingredients till well-combined.
  • After that, pour the mixture on top of your brownie batter and spread it evenly using a rubber spatula. 
  • Next, drop your reserved and thinned brownie batter over your cheesecake topping and create swirls with the two layers using a butter knife or an offset spatula. 
  • Then, bake your red velvet cheesecake brownies for about twenty-five to thirty minutes. Likewise, you can do so until the brownies cook thoroughly. Afterward, completely cool your red velvet cheesecake brownies in the cooling wire rack before slicing.
  • Finally, and as always, make sure to serve and enjoy!