1 stick (4 ounces) salted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 T. red food coloring (i used a big blob of the colored paste)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Cream Cheese Layer:
8 ounces soft cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Brownie: Add melted butter to a large bowl and add the sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, food coloring. Whisk in the eggs. Fold in the flour until combined. Spread in the pan and reserve 1/4 cup of the batter for the swirl.
Cream cheese layer: Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Gently spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie batter in the pan. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer. Using a toothpick, drag the tip through the cream cheese mixture to create a swirl pattern. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely. Chill and then cut. Mmmmmmm!
LINE AN 8X8 PAN WITH NONSTICK FOIL AND PREHEAT OVEN TO 350.