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Red Velvet Brownies

Sue Lau
Prep Time 19 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
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.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword brownies, Cream Cheese Frosting, Red Velvet