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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars - sweet and creamy dessert for red velvet lovers!

This recipe makes 16 squares.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 336 kcal
Author Anna


for the crust:

  • 1/4 c unsalted butter , melted, cooled
  • 1/4 c packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp red food coloring

for the filling:

  • 1/4 c sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 8 oz . package cream cheese , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a square 8" x 8" pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  3. !to make the crust:
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Add melted butter and stir until it comes together. Add food coloring and stir until mixed evenly.
  5. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan.
  6. !to make the filling:
  7. In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream with electric mixer until smooth.
  8. Add sugar and mix well.
  9. Add egg, vanilla, flour, cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
  10. Add food coloring and mix until no white streaks remain.
  11. Pour over crust.
  12. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the sides are set and the cheesecake is slightly wiggly when you shake the pan.
  13. Let cool completely.
  14. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
  15. Cut and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.