Red Velvet Brownies

Beautiful, chewy red velvet brownies topped with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate shavings. These festive brownies have a beautiful presentation with bright color and decorated with white chocolate curls, which makes them a great dessert for any holiday.


Red velvet desserts always look so festive and fancy. It could be a simple cookie, cupcake, or a brownie but put it in red velvet flavor and you have a celebration-worthy dessert. Even simple brownies can be transformed into a holiday dessert by making them red velvet.

Red Velvet Brownies Recipe
Delicious chewy red velvet brownies made with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate.


Ingredients
Brownies:
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring liquid
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Frosting:
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 oz baking white chocolate melted
  • 4 oz white chocolate shaved for topping
Instructions
Brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line 9x13 baking pan with foil. 
  2. Start melting butter in a sauce pot over medium heat. Add sugar once butter is melted. Whisk slowly and cook for about 5 minutes. Take off heat. 
  3. Whisk in cocoa powder and pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes. 
  4. Whisk in eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  5. Whisk in food coloring, vanilla extract, and vinegar.
  6. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until everything is completely incorporated. 
  7. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and make sure it's spread evenly throughout.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Do a toothpick test to make sure the brownies are done. (Remember it's better to slightly under-bake then over-bake brownies or they will be dry.)
  9. Let brownies cool completely before frosting. 
Frosting:
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese together, on medium-high speed, until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and beat for a few more seconds.
  2. Lower the speed to low and beat in powdered sugar. Turn up the speed back to medium-high and beat for about 2 minutes, until the frosting is light, smooth and fluffy.
  3. Melt white chocolate in a microwave at half power for 30 seconds, stir and do another 30 seconds, still on half power. (Repeat another 30 seconds if needed.) When chocolate is almost all melted, just keep stirring until it's all melted.
  4. On low speed, drizzle in melted white chocolate and mix well, make sure to scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and mix until all even.
  5. Frost cooled brownies evenly all over the top.
  6. To decorate with shaved chocolate, I use a large (thicker) cheese grater to make the curls. Slowly run the side of white chocolate bar over the cheese grater to make little curls. (Make sure chocolate is not cold but at room temperature.)
  7. Sprinkle chocolate curls all over the top of frosting
Recipe Adapted : Red Velvet Brownies @ willcookforsmiles