Red Velvet Brownies for Valentine’s Day

Christmas 2012 was the first time that I ever had Red Velvet anything. I’m not sure why but something about the color made me really hesitant to try it. What would it taste like? I think because it was red I assumed that it would taste like some sort of berry flavor which while I’m more than happy to make for those around me I just do not enjoy.

When I finally tried it I realized that’s it’s NOT berry anything.

So then what is it?

It’s chocolatey. But Not  quite.  Huh? Did I confuse you even more?

I’ve confused myself. But once you check out the ingredient list you’ll see what I mean, while it calls for cocoa powder it’s not overwhelmingly chocolate. And while it has vanilla, it’s not overwhelming vanilla either. And then of course the red color gives it its name.

Red Velvet Brownies

I didn’t go with a traditional cake for my first personal experience baking Red Velvet anything. Instead I went with Red Velvet Brownies because I’m obsessed with Brownies. And because it’s Valentine’s Day very shortly I put a lovey dovey spin on it that is sure to be a hit for whoever you’re making it for!

Here we go!

Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Cream together 1/2 cup butter that is at room temperature and 1 1/2 cups sugar.

Red Velvet Brownies Cream Butter and Sugar

Add in 2 eggs, one at time mixing in each one completely before adding the next

Red Velvet Brownies Add Each Egg

Add in 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Carefully add 1 oz red food coloring.

Red Velvet Brownies add red dye

In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Red Velvet Brownies Flour Cocoa Mixture

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.

Red Velvet Brownies Add Flour to Wet Mixture

Spray your 8×8  pan with “Baker’s Joy” (alternatively you can flour and butter your pan) and spread out the batter (it should be pretty darn thick)

Red Velvet Brownies Pour in 8x8 pan

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely and then use your Valentine’s Day cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Try to “waste” as little as possible. And I use the term waste pretty lightly because you can still eat it and it’s still amazing!

Red Velvet Brownies Cookie Cutters

For the O’s I had to manually create my own center circle. Dust with powdered sugar and serve!

Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

 

Red Velvet Brownies for Valentine’s Day

Red Velvet Brownies for Valentine’s Day

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 oz red food coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Cream together 1/2 cup butter that is at room temperature and 1 1/2 cups sugar.
  2. Add in 2 eggs, one at time mixing in each one completely before adding the next
  3. Add in 1 tablespoon vanilla extract then carefully add 1 oz red food coloring.
  4. In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. Spray your 8×8 pan with “Baker’s Joy” (alternatively you can flour and butter your pan) and spread out the batter (it should be pretty darn thick)
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely and then use your Valentine’s Day cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Try to “waste” as little as possible.
  8. For the O’s I had to manually create my own center circle. Your cookie cutters may be different.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar and serve!
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