Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

4.25 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 44 minutes
Servings 16
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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!

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.