These red velvet brownies are seriously the perfect brownie recipe for Valentine’s Day! Perfectly moist and chewy with the beautiful red color. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch!
Red Velvet Brownies
1 (4 oz) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 (1 oz) bottle red liquid food coloring
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 or 7x11 inch pan with aluminum foil allowing 2 inches to hang over the sides. Lightly grease.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring after 30 seconds each time being careful not to burn the chocolate. Whisk in the sugar and add the eggs one at a time until blended. Gently add the flour, red food coloring, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Stir until fully incorporated.
Pour into the bottom of your prepared baking pan and bake for 40-44 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean with moist crumbs. Cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
3 T. butter, softened
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until creamy. Frost the cooled red velvet brownies.
Etc.—Believe it or not I have looked into several of these recipes and found one that suggested you add 1/4 tsp ground red pepper for an extra kick! Whatever you do, enjoy this recipe and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day :)