Red Velvet Brownies

Made from scratch red velvet brownies are incredibly moist, chock full  of white chocolate chips and  topped with a rich cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

By  Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

Red Velvet Brownies are  my recipe of the day, and are posted  with the Fantastical  Food Fight blogging group.

A Farewell to FFF

This month, the theme is red velvet. As well, it is the last outing of FFF for the time being, as Sarah is going back to compete her master’s degree so the group will be on hiatus until  further notice.

But for this month, I decided that I would do red velvet brownies with white chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting. I was struck that I have not ever shared one of my red velvet recipes with you all before, not just on the blog, but in all the years I have been sharing recipes online, going back to 2002.

Hello to Red Velvet

That is one long time for a red velvet drought, so it is best to put it behind me with the best I  can do  in this category.

Pure decadence.

Red Velvet Brownies

Very Over the Top

I  imagine one of the things that puts this over the top is the creme de cacao extract (flavoring) which I buy at the local Jungle Jim’s and is TBK brand (The Baker’s Kitchen). If you can’t find this locally, I am  adding a link where you can snag this online (I don’t get any ad money for that- but I do recommend): Creme  de Cacao Flavoring. I have recommended some of their  other flavors in  recipes before,  including their champagne extract. Knock yourselves out shopping-  they have all kinds of stuff.

Otherwise you could try  using white creme de cacao  liqueur.

Chips? Yes Please!

Also,  the white chocolate chips just add to the oomph in these bars and ensure a nice amount of moisture, considering cocoa can sometimes leave baked goods a little dry. You won’t find that here.

Ensuring Correct Doneness

And considering the usual toothpick test might go off with the chocolate in them being wet on a toothpick,  I have added the internal  temp you should go for, which is 180F. With that, you won’t have to guess whether the brownies are done. Brownies as a whole can be sometimes hard to judge their doneness using the old method.

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Red Velvet  Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

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Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 16


  • parchment paper


Brownie Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 ounces soft butter
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white creme de cacao flavoring
  • sprinkles as needed


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 9x9" or 10x10" square baking pan with parchment paper, snipping the corners to fit, and spraying down with nonstick spray (a little underneath helps keep it from shifting while adding batter).
  • Stir together the cooled melted butter, sugars, eggs, red food coloring and vanilla in a bowl that does not stain.
  • Separately, mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt then combine to make a smooth batter.
  • Fold in white chocolate chips and spread the batter into the parchment lined baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature of the brownies registers 180°F. on an instant read thermometer.
  • Cool brownies in pan completely.
  • Mix ingredients for frosting (not the sprinkles) until smooth and spread over the cooled brownies, then decorating the top with sprinkles.
  • Allow the brownies to set up and dry for about an hour or so before cutting 4x4 into 16 bars.


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Keyword brownies, Cream Cheese Frosting, Red Velvet
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Red Velvet Brownies

7 responses

  1. That creme de cocoa flavoring sounds wonderful. I forgot I have some something similar that I’ve never used (probably from one of our event sponsors). I need to try it in your frosting recipe! I think I have those sprinkles too! P.S. I love the big chips.

  2. These are so gorgeous – they remind me of cosmic brownies, but obviously better 🙂 Thank you for joining in!!

  3. I do have the red color remaining with me and I am totally tempted to convert them into some brownies… These look amazing and a total kid pleaser…

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