Red Velvet Brownies


Brownies are my favorite dessert.  No, I’m lying, all desserts are my favorite dessert, although I must say that the brownie is my favorite “comfort” dessert.  There’s just something about a brownie that makes my insides all warm and fuzzy. 

Another dessert I would never say no to is Red Velvet Cake.  So, I figured why don’t I put these two desserts and make a Red Velvet Brownie.  Typically, Red Velvet Cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting and with this brownie, cream cheese was swirled into it.

Sounds yummy, right?!?  Well, it is! 




Red Velvet Brownies



6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
2 eggs, at room temperature
8 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 oz. red food coloring

    Cream Cheese Swirl:

8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon vanilla


Make the cream cheese swirl:
Beat cream cheese and eggs together until pale yellow. Add sugar, salt, vanilla and mix well. Set aside.

Make the brownies:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Beat the eggs and sugar together. Once the eggs are sugar are completely incorporated add the slightly cooled chocolate and mix well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla, beat well. Stir in the food coloring.

Pour the batter into prepared baking dish. On top of the brownie batter dollop the cream cheese mixture and with a butter knife cut through the batter to make a marbled design.

Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.


5 Responses to “Red Velvet Brownies”

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    Cindie Smith — February 27, 2011 @ 2:55 pm


    This recipe looks wonderful, and right up my alley! Like you, I’m a fan of brownies and red velvet cake. Just wondering how much red food colouring this recipe calls for? Unless I’m really missing something here….


    • Marisol replied: — February 27th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

      Hey Cindie,

      I used 1 oz. of red food coloring. I didn’t put it in the recipe, sorry. I just updated the recipe with the amount of red food coloring needed. I’m glad you pointed it out, or I would have never noticed.

      Happy Baking!

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    Allix — February 27, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    These look so good! Lately, I’ve been feeling a little bit “over” red velvet desserts, but these caught my eye. I’m totally bookmarking this… Can’t wait to try them!

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    Rain — March 24, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    OMG… These sound soooo good. I just found your website searching for the chicken paillard recipe from Cha Cha Cha’s and found this recipe. I will be definately trying this. I will be looking at your site for recipes. Good job and Thanks!

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