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Red Velvet Brownies



1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Butter and flour an 8 x 8 cake pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to create a paste.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla. With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder mixture.
  6. Beat until batter is completely red. (You can add more food coloring to get a desired red color.)
  7. Add flour and salt, mixing until combined. .
  8. Spread the mixture in the 8 x 8 pan.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

White Chocolate Frosting Recipe:


1 stick of butter, at room temperature

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 ounces melted white chocolate

1-2 tablespoons milk


  1. Cream butter in an electric mixer until fluffy, then add vanilla.
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed.
  3. Add in melted white chocolate and beat until incorporated.
  4. To reach desired consistency, add in milk 1 teaspoon at a time with mixer on low speed.
  5. If frosting becomes liquified, simple add more sugar.

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