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Fourth of July Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Layers of red velvet brownie, vanilla cheesecake, and fresh blueberries make up this festive patriotic dessert! These Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars are perfect for your Fourth of July party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars, Cheesecake, fourth of July, red velvet, red white and blue
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 416 kcal
For the red velvet layer
For the cheesecake layer
Make the red velvet layer:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Mist a 9-inch by 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large, microwave-safe bowl and heat until the butter has completely melted (in my microwave, this takes about 2 minutes on 60% power).  
  3. Stir the mixture with a whisk until smooth, then whisk in the egg.  
  4. Add the buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla and stir to combine.  
  5. Whisk in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.  
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
Make the cheesecake layer:
  1. Place the cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium-low speed until smooth.  
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.  
  3. Stir in the cream, vanilla, and salt, and pour over the partially baked red velvet layer (it’s ok if it’s still hot).  
  4. Turn the oven temperature down to 250 degrees F, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is still slightly jiggly.
  5. Cool completely (overnight is best), and cut into bars.  
  6. Top with fresh blueberries and dust with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Fourth of July Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.