Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Decadent Red Velvet Brownies

Just in time for Valentines day.... Nancy found this recipe in Southern Living and wanted to try it.  They were excellent - a very refreshing change from a normal brownie.


  • 1  (4-oz.) 60% Ghiradelli Cacao chocolate baking bar, chopped
  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 2  c. sugar
  • 4  large eggs
  • 1 1/2  c. all-purpose flour
  • 1  (1-oz.) bottle red liquid food coloring
  • 1 1/2  t. baking powder
  • 1  t. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line pan with foil by trimming two long foil pieces to a 9-inch width. Fit strips, crossing each other, in the pan, lightly grease foil (or use Reynolds non-stick foil).
2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Gently stir in flour and next 4 ingredients. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350° for 44 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours).
4. Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles; gently remove foil. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting (below) on top of brownies.  Garnish with curled white chocolate, if desired

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1  (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3  T.  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2  c.  powdered sugar
  • pinch of  salt
  • 1/2  t. vanilla extract


Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla, beating until blended. 


  1. Looks and sounds delicious! I'll have to try this one.

  2. I know it isnt good for me but it just looks so rich and yummy,I'm gonna have to try this.

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