Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

You might need these:

1 (4oz) bittersweet chocolate baking bar

1 ½ sticks of butter

2 ¼ cups of sugar, divided

4 large eggs

1 (1oz) bottle of red food coloring

2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided

1 ½ cup all purpose flour

1/8 tsp salt

4 oz (1/2 8 oz package) of cream cheese

2 egg whites

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

 

Preheat oven to 350

 Line bottom of 9x 13 in baking pan with parchment paper and set aside

In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate on high for 2 minutes, stirring in 30 seconds intervals until smooth.

Remove from microwave and stir in 2 cups sugar, add 1 egg at a time mixing together until blended after each addition.

Stir in food coloring and vanilla extract.

Gently stir in 1 ½ cup floor and salt until well combined, pour batter into prepared baking pan.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and remaining ¼ cup of sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add in egg whites and remaining 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and beat until well blended. Stir in 2 tbsp. of flour until smooth.

Drop cream cheese mixture in large spoonfuls over the red velvet mixture in pan, then gently swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a inserted wooden toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool remove brownies from pan and cut into squares….