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Red Velvet Brownies Recipe

Red Velvet Brownies are a much simpler method for that classic red velvet taste. Decadent, moist, chewy brownies with that deep red color topped with smooth cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, cream cheese frosting, red velvet
Servings: 16
Calories: 363kcal
Author: DSTR



  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate bar chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 oz red food coloring (1 bottle)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream Chees Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper with overhang for handles. Or line with aluminum foil and spray lightly with baking spray.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl melt the butter and bittersweet chocolate for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted and smooth.
  • Whisk in the sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until blended after each one. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, red food coloring, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Remove the pan from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled remove the brownies from the pan to a cutting board.


  • In a medium-size bowl, using an electric mixer beat the softened butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the salt and gradually beat in the powdered sugar one-half cup at a time, until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Spread the frosting evenly over the top of the brownies. Slice and serve.


Try chilling the brownies once frosted for easier slicing.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg