Red Velvet Brownies with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Megan Knight Modified: March 25, 2022
Red Velvet Brownies with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Red Velvet Brownies with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Have a treat with these red velvet brownies that come with bright red chocolate-flavored base topped with a simple cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 1cupall purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2ozbittersweet chocolate,(60 %), chopped
  • ½cupunsalted butter,diced into 6 pieces
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • tbspliquid red food coloring
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 1tspapple cider vinegar
  • 2large eggs

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 4ozcream cheese,softened
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • cupspowdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8×8-inch baking dish. Line with buttered parchment paper to remove easily after baking, if desired.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. To a large microwave-safe bowl, add chopped chocolate and butter and heat mixture in microwave on 50% power, in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.

  4. Alternately, melt it in a double boiler over the stovetop.

  5. Once melted, remove from heat and proceed to the next step. Add sugar to melted chocolate mixture, and using a rubber spatula, stir to combine.

  6. Mix in red food coloring, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Stir in eggs. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined.

  7. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.

  8. Place on a wire rack to cool completely then frost with cream cheese frosting once cool and cut into squares.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed for about 4 to 5 minutes until pale and fluffy.

  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and continue to whip until pale and fluffy.


  • Calories: 420.54kcal
  • Fat: 20.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.33g
  • Fiber: 0.56g
  • Sugar: 48.28g
  • Protein: 3.04g
  • Cholesterol: 82.07mg
  • Sodium: 113.58mg
  • Calcium: 36.31mg
  • Potassium: 59.75mg
  • Iron: 0.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 177.31µg
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