If you like Brownies, you will LOVE Red Velvet Brownies.
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!
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!
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
- 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
- In a small saucepot melt the baking chocolate with the butter over a low heat stirring constantly.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and salt whisk smooth
- Add the melted butter & chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and continue to whisk smooth.
- Add the sifted flour, salt and baking powder all at once, and whisk smooth.
- Add the optional red food color
- Rough chop half of the package of oreos then add to the brownie batter
- 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)
- 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.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely.
- Spread with buttercream and then cut into portions.
- Top with the remaining package of oreos crushed up
Freeze wrapped well with plastic for up to 2 months