Sunday, February 6, 2011

Red Velvet Brownies


With Valentines Day right around the corner I was thinking red. Our divine Red Velvet Cake is a classic standard for Cupid's day, but what about a little twist on the norm? I love the texture of brownies, why not incorporate the two, and voila!!...Red Velvet Brownies. I topped these with our fluffy vanilla icing, but a cream cheese icing would be lovely as well, or just plain naked!
Our Valentines Day gift to you...

Red Velvet Brownies

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 oz. bottle red liquid food coloring
1 1/2 tsp.baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom & sides of 9" square pan with foil, lightly grease foil.
2. Microwave chocolate & butter in a large microwave safe bowl at high for 11/2-2 minutes or until melted & smooth. Whisk in sugar, add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition. Gently stir in flour & next 4 ingredients. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350 for 40-48 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.
4. Lift brownies from pan & remove foil. Frost with icing of your choice or just enjoy as they are!

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, those look fantastic. They must be absolutely delicious. How perfect for Valentine's Day. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" (it will be open till Monday) and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Jill Colonna said...

Now I see what you mean with the red food colouring and possibility of adding beetroot! These look divine. Love the creamy frosting on top. Lovely Valentine's treat.

Peggy said...

These look great! Definitely a welcome change to a red velvet cupcake! Brownies are always fun!

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm...I know I'd like these even better than red velvet cake! YUM!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Won't say no to this...guess Valentine's Day is next week, huh?

TheChocolatePriestess said...

They look very cute and you are right, a good look and taste for Valentine's Day.

Maggie Ha said...

Looks fantastic! Yum!

Cindy Waffles said...

Those brownies look amazing! I'm such a fan of red velvet pastries.

briarrose said...

Wonderful Valentine's Day yummy.

thecoffeebreak said...

These are perfect for any occasion!Yum!

Mia's Bakehouse said...

Blimey, these look so cool! I love experimenting with brownies, looks like this might be my next experiment! lovely photo too.

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Very nice brownie recipe. These will be a surprise when bitten into. Thanks