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Red Velvet Brownies

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

 

I’m so obsessing over these Red Velvet Brownies. They are crazy decadent and gorgeous and sure to make your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/secret admirer super happy this coming Valentine’s Day! 

You should totally make these.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

First, let’s start with lining a baking pan with foil. You could also use parchment. I just like to line it with something that is going to be easy to lift the brownies out of the pan when it’s time to serve. And also, hello … no cleanup! Love that.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Start by putting some really fab quality cocoa powder in a small bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Add red food coloring and some vanilla. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Give it a little stir until it turns into a little bit of a paste and then set it aside.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

In a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

And then add in the eggs, one at a time.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl between each addition so the eggs are fully incorporated. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Next, add the red colored paste into the stand mixer.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Beat the mixture until there is a uniform red color throughout.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Add in your flour and salt and then mix very lightly until combined.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Add in some chocolate chips for a little extra decadence! 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and make sure it’s evenly spread out. Place it into the oven and let it do its thing. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

While the brownies are baking, let’s make the white chocolate frosting. You’re going to need some white chocolate chips.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

You’ll also need some powdered sugar and, of course, butter! 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Place the room temperature butter in the mixer and whip until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and whip until light and fluffy. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Meanwhile, when the brownies are done, pull them out of the oven and let them cool to room temperature.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

While the brownies are cooling, melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. And then add it into the frosting mixture. Whip until fully combined.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Add a splash or two of milk to thin out the frosting a bit.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

It should look like this.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

Using an offset spatula, frost the top of the cooled brownies. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Velvet Brownies. Guest post by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking, recipe submitted by TK member Jessica of How Sweet It Is.

And then serve!

A huge thank you to TK member and fellow TK Blog contributor Jessica for these delicious sinful brownies! Have you visited her blog How Sweet It Is yet? Because you should. Trust me.

 
 

Printable Recipe

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream

See the full recipe post on HowSweetEats’s site!
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Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 12

12

Description

Dense, chewy brownies with just a hint of cocoa.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BROWNIES:
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Food Coloring
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided Use
  • ½ cups Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1-¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅔ cups Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • _____
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 stick Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2-½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 ounces, weight White Chocolate, Melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk (may Need More Or Less)

Preparation Instructions

For the brownies:
Preheat oven to 350F.

Butter and flour an 8 x 8 cake pan.

In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to create a paste.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla. With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder mixture. Beat until batter is completely red. (If at this time your batter is NOT red, you can add a little more food coloring if desired. Color will depend on brand.) Add flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spread into the 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:
Cream butter in an electric mixer until fluffy, then add vanilla. Slowly add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed. Add in melted white chocolate and beat until incorporated. To reach desired consistency, add in milk 1 teaspoon at a time with mixer on low speed. If frosting becomes too liquidy, simply add additional sugar.

 
 
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Gaby Dalkin is the young lady behind What’s Gaby Cooking, a food blog that’s bursting at the seams with incredible recipes and food photography. She’s a personal chef and professional recipe developer, and if you follow her on Twitter, you’ll soon discover her two-fold obsession: guacamole and cheese. She has small feet, a large heart, and a smile that can light up the whole building. We’re pretty stoked to have her here.

 

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Jackie D on 3.1.2013

What kind of food coloring do I use?

anysecondnow on 2.15.2013

Substitute for red food coloring— beet juice, perhaps?

Mary Ellen on 2.12.2013

Does anyone have a replacement for artificial red food coloring? I’ve tried to find some that the UK uses (since it is banned in a lot of places in Europe) and they use paprika extract… Any other ideas?

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whatsgabycooking on 2.12.2013

I know right!! You can’t really go wrong with red velvet anything :)

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whatsgabycooking on 2.12.2013

awww thank you Jayne!