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Frosted Red Velvet Brownies
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Frosted Red Velvet Brownies

Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie-recipes, frosted-red-velvet-brownies, red-velvet-brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Servings 24 brownies
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 2 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1 oz bottle red food coloring
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp if using salted butter
  • Frosting:
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size microwave safe bowl melt together the chocolate and butter. Melt at 50% power in 45 second increments stopping to stir each time. Repeat until smooth.
  • Whisk in the sugar mixing until fully combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.,
  • Use a large spoon or spatula to mix-in the food coloring and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into the wet ingredients. Stir until fully moistened.
  • Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs.
  • Cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.
  • Frosting: Use a mixer to beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar continuing to beat until smooth. Add cream 1 Tbsp at a time to thin to spreading consistency, if needed. Spread over cooled brownies.
  • Store chilled. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.