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The Best Easy, Fudgy, Red Velvet Brownies

Red velvet is a classic and beloved flavor. This easy, fudgy, red velvet brownies recipe brings two classic desserts together. It’s drizzled with a tasty and colorful cream cheese icing. They are rich and decadent and pair beautifully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whether you are serving these up for Valentine’s Day, fourth of July, Christmas, or just as a delectable dessert they are sure to be a hit.

Chocolate chips- For this ingredient use high quality chips. I used Ghirardelli.

Red food coloring- This ingredient is actually optional. It adds no flavor and can be replaced with an equal amount of milk.

Eggs- Make sure the eggs are large so there is a proper moisture ratio to the batter. Most store-bought eggs will fit the bill.

Cocoa Powder- Quality cocoa powder is a must for this. Just like the chocolate chips I don’t recommend the off brand/store brand for this.

Frosting- The frosting is optional but helps add a nice, colorful flare to it.

I recommend a metal 9×13″ pan for baking. Cooking time may change for a glass pan. If you have a convection oven, make sure to use the bake setting not convection.

Red velvet brownies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies


  • 1 Metal 9×13" baking pan



  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups 60% dark chocolate chips high quality
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips high quality

For the frosting drizzle

  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • food coloring if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a microwavable container add the dark chocolate chips and butter. Microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each until it is fully melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large separate bowl, combine the eggs, sugars, vanilla, milk, and food coloring. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Once the chocolate is cooled to lukewarm or colder stir the chocolate into the sugar and egg mixture.
  • Sift into the large bowl the salt, baking powder, cocoa powder, and flour. Mix thoroughly but do not over stir.
  • Fold in white chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into a greased metal 9×13" baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely then ice if desired and cut into 16 squares for serving.


  • In a small bowl cream together the butter, cream cheese, salt and vanilla until smooth. Add the powder sugar and mix well.
  • If desired mix in food coloring.
  • Scoop frosting into a sandwich bag and cut a small hole at the bottom corner of the bag.
  • Drizzle frosting onto cooled brownies.
Keyword brownie, cake, chocolate, dessert, easy

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