For the cheesecake swirl


  • STEP 1

    Butter a 20cm square brownie tin and line with baking parchment. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Whisk the melted butter and sugar with the vanilla extract in a bowl. Once combined, whisk in the food colouring and eggs until the mixture is a vibrant red.

  • STEP 2

    Sift in the cocoa powder and flour, and add the vinegar. Fold together using a spatula. For the cheesecake swirl, mix the soft cheese, egg yolk and sugar together, and set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Pour most of the brownie batter into the tin and dollop in the cheesecake mixture. Pour the rest of the brownie batter on top and use a skewer to lightly swirl the two together. Bake for 30 mins until shiny on top. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 30 mins, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely. Slice into 16. Will keep in an airtight tin for five days, or frozen for up to a month.

Recipe tip

For an extra festive twist, roughly crush 4 candy canes and sprinkle over the brownie batter before baking.

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