Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

I am going to be honest here. I don’t really get the whole red velvet thing. What makes red velvet, red velvet? Cause its red? Does it have to have buttermilk to be red velvet? I have never understood. Someone, please explain!! We have made red velvet cupcakes before and they tasted good and looked pretty but I still just.don’t.get.it! What am I missing? That being said, we made red velvet brownies for you! Haha!

Kelly and I were going back and forth about what to make. She needed something to take for her friend Jen’s birthday. We were all prepared to make a mint cheesecake but at the last minute I got cold feet. I just wasn’t sure if a mint cheesecake just sounded good or if it would taste good too. Any thoughts? The cheesecake we planned to make wasn’t like a cheesecake with thin mints folded into it either. It was a regular cheesecake with mint extract and a chocolate crust. Should we still make it? Regardless of whether we ever make that mint cheesecake, we found a winner with these red velvet brownies. I mean like, one of the best dessert I have ever eaten winner! Kelly took most of them to her party but I saved a few for myself too. That wasn’t enough though. I made myself another pan a few days later. I’m sorry, they were good, I couldn’t help myself. They were fudgy and the frosting was the best ever! I am not a big fan of cream cheese frosting so this white chocolate buttercream was much more my thing. So, even though I still don’t GET red velvet, I loved these brownies. They would be so cute for valentine’s day. I  might just need to make another batch or two!

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Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Here is what you’ll need

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Combine the cocoa powder, food coloring, and vanilla

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Cream the butter and sugar and add the eggs

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Add the vanilla

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Add the cocoa powder paste

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Add the flour and salt

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Fold in the chocolate chips and spread in the pan

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

While the brownies are baking make the frosting

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Frost the brownies. Ooohhh that frosting was good!

Red Velvet Brownies recipe pictures

Throw some sprinkles on, cause why not???

Comments

  1. Loving says

    What makes red velvet is the moistness of the cake that usually comes from using buttermilk. However, it is not a chocolate cake with food coloring, it should just be a hint of chocolate from a small amount of cocoa. Combine this with the other traditional ingredients and you get a decadent cake not to sweet and light. People often confuse red velvet as a chocolate cake with food coloring, and I would agree with you there’s no big deal but its nothing close to chocolate cake when made right. You can make red velvet with any color, i used blue, pink, and green for various parties.

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