Friday, March 15, 2013

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting!

I found this luscious recipe at Southern Living's website and knew it would be perfect to serve during the Christmas Holidays.  Wait, wut?  Guess I'm a lot tardy in posting but hey, Easter is right around the corner so.....

Anyway, these are a cinch to make and they were devoured in a snap!

1 - 4 ounce bittersweet chocolate bar chopped
3/4 cup 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 (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil.  Allow 2 to 3 inches of the foil to hang over the sides.  Lightly grease the foil.

Microwave the butter and chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on high until both are melted and smooth; stirring at 30-second intervals.  Whisk in the sugar, then add the eggs one a t a time, whisking just until blended after each addition.  Gently stir in the flour and the food coloring, baking powder, vanilla extract and salt.

Pour mixture into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 for 44 to 48 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours.

Lift the brownies from the pan, using the excess foil on the sides as handles.  Gently remove the foil and ice with the Cream Cheese Frosting and cut into 16 squares.

1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.  Gradually add in the powdered sugar and salt until blended.  Stir in the vanilla extract.

You'll probably want to make a "trial run" of these this weekend!

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David said...

Katherine, Wow! These brownies sound absolutely special. I know that Laurie would love them. Thanks for posting the recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Lynda Olsen said...

These sound yummy-love the way the cream cheese frosting looks too!

teresa said...

MMM, i'm in a serious mood for dessert right now and this looks like just the thing!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

lol...XMAS...not too far behind!

Blond Duck said...

A delicious classic!