Red Velvet Brownies
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
Whisk 1 cup of flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and baking powder in a bowl. Bring 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, 1 stick of butter and 2/3 cup water to a simmer in a saucepan. Off the heat, whisk in 2 ounces chopped unsweetened chocolate; cool slightly. Whisk in 3 eggs, one at a time (make sure your chocolate mixture is cool enough that it doesn’t scramble your eggs), 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 teaspoons of red food coloring. Stir in the flour mixture. Spread in pan; bake for 20-25 minutes, then cool. Top with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened, 1/2 stick of butter, softened, 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until smooth.