Recipe Time: Red Velvet Brownies

redvelvetbrownieI’m brain dead so here is one of my favorite recipes to make. And yes, that’s my creation in the photo. Enjoy

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.

By Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.