Red velvet brownies with cream cheese topping.
1 teaspoon butter
Red Velvet Layer:
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Cream Cheese Layer:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
① Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8×8 baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.
② Whisk 1 cup sugar and melted butter together in a bowl. Add vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, vinegar, and eggs to sugar mixture, blending well after each addition.
③ Stir flour into sugar mixture until batter is just combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, reserving 1/3 cup batter for cream cheese layer.
④ Blend cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture over brownie batter in the prepared baking dish. Pour reserved 1/3 cup brownie batter in 2 rows over cream cheese layer. Pull a knife through the batter rows into cream cheese layer to form swirls.
⑤ Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely before slicing.
Per Serving: 358calories;21.4g fat;37.9g carbohydrates;5.6g protein;118mg cholesterol;102mg sodium.