Friday, December 17, 2010

Red Velvet Brownies, Festive Indeed!

Wow, we're really in full swing now

Classy dinner party? Check. Tacky sweater party? Check. Giving to the needy? Check. It's really here!
But I'm busy as ever. I'm wrapping up finals more than I am gifts, and Monday is the my last day!
Make these red velvet brownies (from Southern Living) and SHARE the JOY.

Happy Friday!

What ya need:
1(4-oz.)bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (1-oz.) bottle red liquid food coloring
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
Garnish: white chocolate curls

What ya do:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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).
4. Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles; gently remove foil. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top of brownies, and cut into 16 squares. Garnish, if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting

What ya need:
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tsp evaporated milk
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

What ya do:
1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, evaporated milk, and vanilla, Add the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well with each addition. If consistency is too stiff, add more milk.
2. Spread frosting between cake layers. If necessary, place frosting in refrigerator before spreading onto cake layers.


The Chocolate Priestess said...

They look very pretty. I rarely make red velvet anything myself but I can appreciate their beauty and your photos are nice.

Camala - CC Recipe said...

I love red velvet anything and I am sure these don't disappoint, great for this time of year!

Ang said...

Gorgeous! My daughter loves red,(like obsessed) and for the first time two days ago had a red velvet cupcake.(store bought of course) She will love these brownies.

Anonymous said...

Love the red! Very festive!!

Unknown said...

Great recipe. I love red velvet.

Mackenzie@ The Caramel Cookie said...

This. Is. Awesome. Are they dense and fudgy or more cake-like?

Jason Phelps said...

Just curious of you have the tracking code for the batch you shipped up to me.

These look great and are obviously festive indeed.

Merry Christmas!


Jessie -- The Messie Kitchen said...

MacKenzie... They are definitely denser... much more like a brownie than cake!!

Anonymous said...

These look so tasty and festive! Good luck on your finals, and I hope you had a great holiday!