Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

These brownies are SO delicious that I only make them once a year. Otherwise, I would eat these things all day, every day. THAT’S how delicious they are. What could be better than a rich, chocolatey, velvety brownie with delicious cream cheese frosting?!

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe from Southern Living Magazine

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 (4-oz) bittersweet chocolate baking bar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1-oz) bottle red liquid food coloring
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a 9×9 inch square baking pan, line the bottom and sides with aluminum foil. Let the foil extend over the edges by a couple of inches, because you will be using the foil to lift the brownies out of the pan. We used two pieces of foil for the pan. Lightly grease the foil.

Line baking pan with foil

In a large bowl, microwave the butter and the chocolate (break the chocolate into several pieces) for about 90 seconds, stopping to stir every 30-seconds or so.

Melt butter and chocolate

When this is completely melted and smooth, whisk in the sugar. Then add the eggs, one at a time, whisking just until blended after each one.

Whisk in sugar

Whisk in eggs

Brownie Batter

Stir in flour, food coloring, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt.

Stir in flour

Stir in Red Food Coloring

Red Velvet Brownie Batter

Red Velvet Brownie Batter

Once everything is combined well, pour into the pan.

Red Velvet Brownie Batter

Bake for 45-50 minutes. Test to make sure they’re done by sticking a toothpick in the center and making sure it doesn’t come out wet! Place the pan on a wire rack and let the brownies cool for about 2 hours.

Red Velvet Brownies

While the brownies are baking, you can whip up the delicious cream cheese frosting! Add the softened cream cheese and butter to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer 30 seconds to one minute until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and salt, beating until well blended. Then stir in the vanilla extract.

Beat butter and cream cheese

Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Once your brownies have completely cooled, lift them out of the pan by using the extended foil. Cut the brownies into square and frost! You can then garnish them with white chocolate curls, sprinkles, or whatever your heart desires! We used some red sprinkles (though I wish we’d had some green ones to make them extra Christmas-ey!)

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

We give these brownies 5 out of 5 herbs! You will not regret trying these. Share some bright red joy this Christmas!

Red Velvet Brownies
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Ingredients
  • 1 (4-oz) bittersweet chocolate baking bar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1-oz) bottle red liquid food coloring
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • For Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x9 inch square baking pan, line the bottom and sides with aluminum foil. Let the foil extend over the edges by a couple of inches, because you will be using the foil to lift the brownies out of the pan. Lightly spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, microwave the butter and the chocolate (break the chocolate into several pieces) for about 90 seconds, stopping to stir every 30-seconds or so.
  3. When this is completely melted and smooth, whisk in the sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking just until blended after each one.
  5. Stir in flour, food coloring, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt.
  6. Once everything is combined well, pour into the pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Test to make sure they're done by sticking a toothpick in the center and making sure it doesn't come out wet! Place the pan on a wire rack and let the brownies cool for about 2 hours.
  8. While the brownies are baking, you can whip up the delicious cream cheese frosting! Add the softened cream cheese and butter to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer 30 seconds to one minute until creamy.
  9. Gradually add the powdered sugar and salt, beating until well blended. Then stir in the vanilla extract.
  10. Once your brownies have completely cooled, lift them out of the pan by using the extended foil. Cut the brownies into squares and frost with cream cheese icing. You can then garnish them with white chocolate curls, sprinkles, etc.

 


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4 comments on “Red Velvet Brownies

  1. I love these brownies! These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, too!

    • Mrs. Herb on said:

      Yes they would! And if you’re really crafty, I suppose you could make them in a heart-shaped brownie pan or something 😉 Or at least add little heart sprinkles!

  2. oh man! These look amazing!

    • Mrs. Herb on said:

      They are fantastic!!! One of our faves, for sure. I find myself nibbling on them constantly if they’re around….

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