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Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

Shweta Arora
Red Velvet brownies that are rich, dense, chewy and full of classic red velvet flavor. They make the perfect recipe for Valentine's day as they totally fit the theme and  offcourse you can make these even otherwise when you crave some!!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red liquid food color 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup walnuts optional

For brownie decoration:

  • ¼ cup white chocolate and Sprinkles of choice as shown in this recipe
  • OR
  • Cream cheese Frosting as below

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ¼ cup butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar  powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

To Make Red Velvet Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 8 by 8-inch baking pan/dish and line with parchment paper keeping some extra on the two opposite sides (This helps lift the brownie up from the pan once it cools) and set aside.
  • Wet Mixture: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter (approximately 1 min in microwave) and add the sugar to it. Whisk till combined then add the vanilla, egg and again mix till the egg is well incorporated. Now add vinegar and food coloring and mix again.
  • Dry Mixture: In a mixing bowl, add the all purpose flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Mix well and fold in the dry mixture with the wet mixture (butter and sugar) until combined.
  • Stir in the walnuts (if using any) and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. This batter will be thick so using a spatula spread it to be as even as possible.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or until toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
  • Remove to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before cutting.

To decorate the Red Velvet brownies:

  • You can either decorate the red velvet brownies with white chocolate drizzle as showing this recipe of frost them with cream cheese frosting.
  • White Chocolate Drizzle: Melt the white chocolate in microwave at 30 second intervals and stirring till chocolate has melted (mine required 1 min). Now transfer the melted chocolate to a ziplock bag or piping bag and cut to make a small tip. Drizzle the chocolate all over the brownies and finally add some sprinkles of choice. Let the chocolate set for a few minutes and your brownies are ready!
  • For Cream Cheese Frosting: In a bowl combine the cheese & butter till soft & fluffy. Then add the sugar, half cup at a time & keep stirring till all is well combined. Finally add the vanilla extract & mix. That’s it our cream cheese frosting is ready.
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