Red Velvet Brownie
Red Velvet Brownies
Author: Aunt Lou
Ingredients
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate baking bar chopped
  • 3/4 c and 3 T butter divided
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz. bottle red liquid food coloring
  • 1-1/2 t. baking powder
  • 2 t. vanilla extract divided
  • 1/4 t. salt divided
  • 8- oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • Optional: chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line the bottom of an 8x8 or 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease the foil (Make sure it extends 2-4 inches over the edge)
  3. Break up chocolate bar and place it and 3/4 of a cup of butter in the microwave
  4. Microwave your chocolate and butter in 30 second increments and stir (It should take approximately 1 1/2 - 2 minutes total until they are melted and smooth)
  5. Whisk in your sugar
  6. Add eggs one at a time - Whisk each egg until just blended and then add the next egg
  7. Stir in your flour, food coloring, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and salt gently
  8. Pour this mixture into your foil lined pan and spread evenly
  9. Bake for approximately 45 minutes (It is done when you insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out with some moist crumbs)
  10. Remove the pan of Red Velvet Brownies from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely before icing
  11. While they are cooling, beat together cream cheese and 3 tablespoons of butter until creamy and smooth
  12. Add in powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of salt gradually and beat until smooth
  13. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix until well blended
  14. Spread icing over the cooled brownies, cut into bars and top with pecans