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Baileys Irish cream red velvet chocolate brownies with a cream cheese cheesecake swirl

Baileys Red Velvet Brownies with a Cheesecake Swirl

Kachina @ Sweet Mouth Joy
The boozy Irish cream brownies have a red cheesecake swirl for a deliciously creamy red velvet chocolate taste in every bite.

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 16 brownies



  • 150 g ( cups) full-fat cream cheese
  • 45 g (¼ cups) caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-5 drops red food colouring (depending on type/brand)


  • 115 g (½ cups) unsalted butter
  • 115 g ( cups) dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 200 g (1 cups) caster sugar
  • 70 g (½ cups) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 35 g (2 ½ tablespoon) cocoa powder
  • 65 ml (¼ cups) Baileys Irish cream (or Baileys red velvet liqueur)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider or white)



  • Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk until smooth.
  • Stir in red food colouring, a drop at a time, until it reaches the desired shade. Leave this to one side while you prepare the brownie mix.


  • Preheat oven: 180°C / 160°C (fan) / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F
  • Melt the butter and dark chocolate in the microwave (no more than 30secs at a time) and stir until smooth.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy, then pour in the slightly cooled chocolate mix, stirring together until combined.
  • Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder, gently folding into the mix until just smooth, before stirring in the Baileys and vinegar, mixing till even throughout.


  • Pour ¾ of the brownie mix into a lined 8inch square tin and spread evenly in the pan before dolloping spoonfuls of the cheesecake mix spaced out on top.
  • Spoon the remaining brownie mix on top and swirl together with a knife or skewer.
  • Bake for 25-30mins until the top is lightly cracked, with only a slight wobble in the middle. Allow the brownies to cool before cutting into squares.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.

Keyword Alcohol, Bailey's, Brownies, Cheesecake, Irish Cream, Red Velvet
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