Monday, March 21, 2011

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Icing

I found this recipe over at "How Sweet It Is" just a few weeks ago and it shoved a bunch of new recipes to try out of line and went to the top of the pile.

The original recipe made a 8X8 cake pan but I needed more than that to take to a fellowship at Church, so I double the recipe.  If you'd like a smaller batch, the link above.  I actually didn't have enough red food coloring but what I had gave them enough color, I thought.

This was a new recipe so my mom and I had to taste test them before taking them out in public.  Absolutely delicious!  Especially the combination of the brownie with the white chocolate icing!

Red Velvet Brownies

1 cup butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoon cocoa powder
4 Tablespoons red food coloring
1 1/3 cups chocoate chips (optional, yeah right!)

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 13X9 cake pan.

In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring and 2 teaspoons vanilla to create a paste.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, then add remain  2 teaspoons of vanilla.

With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder misture.  Beat until batter is completely red.  (if you batter is not red, you can add a little more food coloring).

Add flour and salt and mix until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Spread in 13X9 pan.  Bake for approx 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely.

White Chocolate Icing

2 sticks butter, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
8 ounces white chocolate, melted
2-4 Tablespoons milk (more if needed)

Cream butter until fluffy and add vanilla.

Slowly add powdered sugar with the mixer on low speed.

Add in melted white chocolate and beat until incorporated.

Add milk 1 Tablespoon at a time until you reach a desired consistency.

Spread icing on brownies, cut and enjoy!

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  1. Oh, I'm not sure who would love these more ... my hubby or my teen son!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Colletta, this looks beautiful and delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    You're so talented.

  3. What a GREAT recipe! We are doing CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE and MORE CHOCOLATE at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party and we would love to have you link up this awesome recipe!

  4. Those look awesome! I would love it if you added this to my new link party!

  5. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This combines two of my greatest loves (red velvet and brownies). Thanks for the fab recipe and blog.

  6. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!!! Yummy! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  7. We so appreciate you coming back and linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS “CHOCOLATE”, we are already enjoying over 125 recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see them all. It’s gonna be one SWEET week!

    And don’t forget to come back next week (Monday) for “HIDDEN INGREDIENT”… “What can you hide in your recipes?”

  8. Hi Colletta,
    Your Red Velvet Brownies look so pretty. I would love to be standing there when that frosting goes one so I can have a little taste. I haven't tried them yet but I sure intend to they just look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  9. Mmm, you gotta love a brownie with all the taste of red velvet cake. These look awesome. I hope you'll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday #10.

  10. oh, i love red velvet... and brownies. :D this may be the perfect recipe for me!!

    i would love for you to link this & any other recipe to mangia monday!

  11. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. I never tried to make cake on this way. Creams and butter is I and my family always dislike to eat. But your work is wonderful, seems too yummy.


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