Slices of red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting

Red Velvet Brownies

Our red velvet brownies are dense, chewy with just the right amount of red velvet tang and chocolate then topped with luscious cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Red Velvet Brownies, How To Make Red Velvet Brownies, Red Velvet Brownies, Red Velvet Brownies Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 44 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes
Servings 16 People
Calories 384kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1-ounce) bottle red liquid food coloring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.
  • Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Gently stir in flour and next 4 ingredients. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  •  Bake at 350° for 44 to 48 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours).
  • When brownies are cool make the frosting. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla.
  • Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles; gently remove foil. Spread Cream Cheese Icing on top of brownies, and cut into 16-20 squares. Garnish, if desired.


Serving: 1/16 of the recipe | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.3mg