Love is in the air….literally. Not just because it’s Valentine’s week and everyone’s rushing around looking for those perfect gifts for their sweethearts and loved ones. Nope. It’s because I baked these Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies this afternoon, and I can’t think of many other scents that I love more. I hit the mother lode today coming across the Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies on the blog Sally’s Baking Addiction. I’d been formulating a plan to present a red velvet brownie with cream cheese in some fashion, and today, that plan was hatched. I saw her recipe and it was love at first sight. More love! I made them 20 minutes later. Love, love, love.
I followed the recipe exactly except for the addition of chocolate chips. I just wanted to see dark brown chocolate chips amidst all that luscious cream cheese and red velvet.
The chocolate chips give the brownies just a pop of chocolate indulgence without overpowering that wicked good red velvet. We don’t want that. This brownie won’t disappoint. It’s so moist and decadent, I’d be surprised if this doesn’t become an instant favorite the minute you sink your teeth into it. That’s what happened to me.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than these bright red velvet brownies with that delectable, creamy, white cheesecake swirl. They were made for V-day. Forget the cards, forget the diamonds, and forget the See’s Candies, for crying out loud. These little gems are all I need.