Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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These red velvet brownies are seriously the perfect brownie recipe! Perfectly moist and chewy with the bright red color. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch! These are AMAZING!

We love red velvet at our house! You can also try these Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies,  Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars, or this Red Velvet Pound Cake.

Red velvet brownies stacked on top of each other on the parchment paper.

Red Velvet Brownies

These are literally one of the best brownies that I have ever had. I have been working so hard to lose those extra holiday pounds and finally was able to do it. I have really been trying hard to eat clean and watch what I eat. But as soon as I saw these brownies I had to make them! I am obsessed with all things red velvet and I couldn’t wait to reward myself with a treat!

I couldn’t believe how perfect these brownies turned out! I have never had a more moist and chewy brownie and they were so easy to make. I had them in the oven within minutes. The cream cheese frosting is completely optional but I believe that red velvet and cream cheese frosting are meant to be together. 🙂

How do you make Red Velvet Brownies?

  • Start by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 or 7×11 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. Add the flour, red food coloring, baking powder, and vanilla. 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.

Red Velvet brownies separated cut into pieces on parchment paper.

How do you make cream cheese topping for brownies?

  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer add the softened cream cheese and butter and beat until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost the top of your cooled brownies.

What is the best way to cut brownies?

  • Using a warm blade, wiping it after every cut
  • Let the brownies cool in the pan, chill in the fridge and then cut.
  • Use a plastic knife.
  • You can also bake in muffin tins for easy removal.

I couldn’t eat this brownie fast enough. It made all of my hard work this month so worth it! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you have got to try these out. Valentine’s Day or not, you will want to make this all year long. They are seriously one of the best and easiest brownies that I had made. Trust me when I tell you to make them! They are sure to be a huge hit!

Red velvet brownies cut into pieces laying on apartment paper

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

4.22 from 32 votes
These red velvet brownies are seriously the perfect brownie recipe! Perfectly moist and chewy with the bright red color. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch! These are AMAZING!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 16

Ingredients
  

  • 1 4-oz. bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1-oz. bottle red liquid food coloring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • reheat 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. Add the flour, red food coloring, baking powder, and vanilla. 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.
  • TO make the cream cheese frosting: Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until creamy. Frost the cooled brownies.

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Nutrition

Serves: 16

Calories296kcal (15%)Carbohydrates45g (15%)Protein3g (6%)Fat12g (18%)Saturated Fat7g (35%)Cholesterol69mg (23%)Sodium111mg (5%)Potassium68mg (2%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar36g (40%)Vitamin A390IU (8%)Calcium27mg (3%)Iron0.8mg (4%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
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Red velvet brownies with a slice taken out using a fork.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 1 star
    This is my second time wasting my time using this recipe. The first time they did not cook all the way through. The second time they still didn’t cook all the way and the top was hard and cracked when I cut it. Definitely not soft or chewy! Please find another recipe to use!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these red velvet brownies last night for our family and they were delicious! Everyone loves them. Very moist but also a chewy like texture. They looked beautiful. Perfect treat for Valentines!

  3. 4 stars
    These definitely do not work at high altitude. I live at 8000 feet and they basically flooded over and sunk in the middle LOL the flavor was good but overall it was a mess for me.

  4. 5 stars
    A friend brought these to a gathering and OH. MY. GOODNESS! They are delicious! I’m going to bake them for some friends tomorrow.

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