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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Bake:
20 Min.
Prep:
30 Min.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Yields:
16 brownies

Our luscious Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies recipe is an elegant, simple take on traditional brownies. It begins with an easy-to-make, cocoa-infused red velvet brownie dotted with cream cheese flavored baking chips. Then, it’s topped with a silky cream cheese frosting that’s both velvety and tangy. The fudgy texture and captivating taste make these brownies a dessert lover’s dream. Whether it’s a cozy night in or a stylish gathering, these red velvet cream cheese brownie treats add a touch of sophistication and decadence to any occasion.

Plan your next homemade red velvet dessert for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or just because!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Chill Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    red velvet cake mix
  • 1
    egg
  • 10 Tbsps
    butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsps
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, slightly softened
  • 1 cup
    powdered sugar
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Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
square baking pan 9-inch Square Baking Pan
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
measuring cups and spoons Measuring Cups and Spoons
wire rack Wire Rack
microwave Microwave
refrigerator Refrigerator
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.

2

In a mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, egg, 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) melted butter, water and vanilla until combined. Fold in 1 cup of the cream cheese chips. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3

Bake for 19 to 21 minutes, or until the edges are set (the center of the brownie will be fudgy). Cool completely on a wire rack.

4

Frosting: Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup cream cheese chips in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds. Stir, then heat again in 15-second increments until smooth and melted. Add the cream cheese, stirring well. Gradually stir in the powdered sugar.

5

Frost the brownie and chill for 10 minutes to allow the frosting to set.

6

Cut into 16 bars and serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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