Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

If you like Brownies, you will LOVE Red Velvet Brownies.

This is my classic fudge brownies recipe loaded up with Red Velvet Oreo Cookies and topped with Buttercream!

I mean, how much better can it get?

If you love everything Red Velvet you will want to add this one to your list of Must Makes!

Now I know there will be folks who say “that’s not red velvet! that’s just food color!”

Well, yeah. I hate to break it to ya, but ever since the Red Velvet craze hit the scene many many years ago, people started making just about everything Red Velvet by adding red food color!

A true red velvet cake was caused by the reaction of the baking soda with the cocoa powder in the recipe causing a reddish tinge to the final cake.

But let’s get back to the recipe at hand! Sometimes the power of suggestion is all we need to get our mind right, and let me tell ya these brownies are right!

They are RED, loaded with RED VELVET OREOS, dense and fudgy so to me they are as Red Velvet as Red Velvet gets!

Leave out the food color if you wish, it will still make an outstanding new addition to your brownies repertoire!

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Red Velvet Brownie Recipe
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Prepare a 9" X 13" baking pan with pan grease and parchment paper lining
Preheat oven to 350°F
For those who prefer to use Cream Cheese Icing for a more authentic "red velvet combination" just be sure to refrigerate the brownies
Serves: 15 Brownies
  • Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate scant 1 cup (170g)
  • Unsalted Butter 6 Tablespoons (85g)
  • Eggs large 3 (150g)
  • Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g)
  • All Purpose Flour 1¼ cup (157g)
  • Baking Powder ¾ teaspoon (5g)
  • Red Gel Paste Food Color2 teaspoons *optional
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
  • Salt ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Red Velvet Oreos 1 package (345g)
  • Buttercream2 cups *optional
  1. In a small saucepot melt the baking chocolate with the butter over a low heat stirring constantly.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and salt whisk smooth
  3. Add the melted butter & chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and continue to whisk smooth.
  4. Add the sifted flour, salt and baking powder all at once, and whisk smooth.
  5. Add the optional red food color
  6. Rough chop half of the package of oreos then add to the brownie batter
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake immediately for approximately 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs Click here for more about how to know when your brownies are done (skip to 3:55 in the video for the brownies visual)
  8. As the brownie is near finished, it will bake with a sort of "glossy crust" on top. This is normal and a good sign that your brownie is almost ready.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  10. Spread with buttercream and then cut into portions.
  11. Top with the remaining package of oreos crushed up
Store at room temperature for up to 5 days in an airtight container, or refrigerate for 10 days.

Freeze wrapped well with plastic for up to 2 months

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  1. Love this. Looks so yummy! Got to make this. U are awesome lady. So talented. Love you to pieces. You come up with real good goodies.
    Thanks for sharing,
    God Bless You

  2. Hi Gretchen! Love your recipes and your block!
    I have a question though… in your fudge brownies recipe you say “Baking Chocolate Chopped 12oz (335g) (2 cups)” and in red velvet brownies “1 cup (110g)” (should’t be 1/3 of a cup for 110g ? or 1 cup 170g ? ) and also “All Purpose Flour 1 cup (130g)” and then “1¼ cup (220g)” (reading the blog my math say 1¼ =155g and 220g=1 3/4cup ).
    Is it a baking thing or maybe a mistake? Can you help me because i don’t know what measurements to use, i’m really stack.. Thank you 🙂

      1. Hi again! I much appreciate your quick response, thank you!
        So, I made the recipe and OMG it was the best!!! Amazing taste, great surprise with the oreos and lovely gift, everyone got excited!
        Thank you for sharing!

      2. Is it possible to set up through PayPal, a way to buy Red Velvet cookies from you? I can pay what I need to for the cookies and shipping. My email address is Please email me so we can set up a gameplan. I def want your business if you are willing.

  3. Hey Gretchen,

    I’m in love with this recipe! Would it be possible to veganize this recipe by using vegan butter, chocolate and flax eggs? If so, how much flax eggs to use?

    Thank you!

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