Red Velvet Brownies {Simple Valentine’s Day Recipe}

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Red Velvet Brownies is a wonderful addition to any collection of Valentine’s Day recipes! The cream cheese drizzle on this red velvet recipe really makes these red velvet brownies stand out!

 

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Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s day will be coming up soon. I will admit, I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. To quote one of my sisters, “It is just national sex day.”

 

However, I do love valentine’s day recipes. I mean come on, the majority of valentine’s day recipes is CHOCOLATE! I do love chocolate!

 

Red Velvet Brownies from Seduction in the Kitchen

 

Red Velvet Recipe

One common theme you will see with valentine’s day recipes is a red velvet recipe. What exactly is red velvet though? A red velvet recipe is:

  • Red velvet cake
  • Traditionally a red, red-brown color
  • Layered with white cream cheese frosting

Ok, but how does that make a red velvet recipe? Originally the cocoa used in red velvet cakes was from non-Dutched, anthocyanin-rich cocoa. Which gave the reddish color to the cake. Now we just use food coloring to achieve that reddish look of a red velvet recipe.

 

Red Velvet Brownies are red velvet meets brownies with a cream cheese drizzle, they will delight your mouth with pleasure.

 

Cream Cheese Drizzle

Cream cheese frosting for red velvet cupcakes is what is commonly used. When I decided I wanted to make red velvet brownies, I knew I wanted to emulate that cream cheese frosting, but how? Cream cheese drizzle that is how! 

 

I did not want to make a frosted brownie recipe. I wanted my red velvet recipe to stand out. So for these red velvet brownies, I decided that the best way to do a cream cheese frosting for red velvet cupcakes was to make it a cream cheese drizzle instead!

 

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Red Velvet Brownies

So what is a little thing you can do for Valentine’s Day if you do celebrate it? Well, baking is something little you can do. These red velvet brownies are a perfect treat to give your sweetheart! 

 

These red velvet brownies are chewy and moist.  So whip up a batch of this red velvet recipe for your sweetie. You will love this Valentine’s Day recipe!

 

 

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Yield: 12 servings

Red Velvet Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Red Velvet meets brownies with a cream cheese drizzle, they will delight your mouth with pleasure. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen

Ingredients

Red Velvet Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (soften)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces white chocolate
  • 3 tablespoon milk

Instructions

Red Velvet Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cocoa powder, food coloring and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla to form a paste. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then add second teaspoon of vanilla. With mixer on medium, beat in cocoa paste. Add flour and salt, and mix just until combined.
  4. Spread in pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  1. Melt the white chocolate according to the instructions on your package and set it aside. Cream butter and cream cheese with mixer till fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, then white chocolate. Add enough milk to reach desired consistency.
  3. You can either frost the brownies, or scoop some into a pastry bag, and pipe on diagonal lines onto the brownies. Than drag a knife through the lines the opposite ways crating 'V's" into the frosting lines.
  4. Cut up the brownies and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 84mg Sodium: 219mg Carbohydrates: 65g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 54g Protein: 4g

 

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6 Comments
  • Angela LeMoine
    February 11, 2016

    What a great looking dessert! Never thought of doing a red velvet brownie! YUM

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 13, 2016

      Thank you!!!

  • peter @feedyoursoultoo
    February 11, 2016

    Looks delicious. Love the red color.

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 13, 2016

      Thank you so much!!

  • fabfood4all
    February 16, 2016

    These flapjacks look so pretty and sound delicious too;-)

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 20, 2016

      Thank you!!