The other day I was looking through one my cookbooks when I came across a recipe for Lemon Brownies.  The recipe uses a cake mix and also has a layer of cream cheese on top!  As you all know, anything with cream cheese has my attention. I really didn’t want to make lemon so I decided to use a Red Velvet cake mix since I’ve never bought one before. This recipe is very simple and I’m sure with all the cake mix flavors out there the possibilities are endless! 

Ingredients are as follows:

adapted from Cookbook by Waynesboro BPO

Brownie layer:

1 box of  Red Velvet Cake mix  
1/2 C butter, softened
1 egg

Cream cheese layer:

8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 egg
2 1/2 C powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13 pan.

Mix the cake mix, butter and egg together. 

This will be very thick. (You can add a dash of water to make mixing easier if need be.)

Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.

Cream together the cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Pour this over the cake mixture.

Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes; until golden brown or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Slice, serve and enjoy!