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Best Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting (Soft & Chewy)

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These fudgy red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting are a soft and chewy dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The brownies are the perfect shade of red and are topped with fluffy, sweet cream cheese icing. You really can’t go wrong with this easy brownie recipe!

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I know that you’ve heard of a red velvet cake, but have you ever heard of a red velvet brownie? If not, you are in for a real treat! These fudgy, delicious brownies topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting are an irresistible dessert for any chocolate lover. If you are looking for the perfect red velvet dessert recipe, you’ve found it!

Not only are these soft, chewy, red velvet brownies delicious, but they are also easy to make. First you will mix up your brownies. Mix your dry ingredients together, then your wet ingredients, then mix them all together. Once you’ve done that, they are ready to be spread in the pan and put in the oven. While they are baking, you can mix up your cream cheese frosting. This is as simple as mixing your cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. After that, all that is left to do is wait for your brownies to cool and then ice them with your frosting. The hardest part is waiting for them to be ready to eat!

Why You’ll Love These Soft & Chewy Red Velvet Brownies

  • These brownies are soft, chewy, fudgy, and delicious!
  • The cream cheese frosting pairs perfectly with the red velvet brownie.
  • They are a decadent, sweet dessert that pairs well with everything.
  • These easy red velvet brownies can be made in less than an hour!
  • The deep red color makes them great for the holidays, whether it’s Christmas or even Valentine’s Day!
  • The neutral color of the frosting makes these brownies easy to decorate for any occasion.

Ingredients For Your Easy Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Red Velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting stacked beside eachother

How To Make Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350° for metal baking pan or 325F for glass baking pan and spray an 8″x8″ square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk and set aside.

Step 3: Add melted butter and granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl. Wisk for a solid minute.

Step 4: Add in eggs, vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring. Continue mixing for one more minute.

Step 5: Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix with a spatula until just combined.

Step 6: Add the batter to prepared baking dish, spread to the edges and smooth over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Step 7: While brownies are baking, prepare the frosting by combining the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer. Mix until well-combined.

Step 8: Once brownies have cooled, frost and then cut into squares before serving. Enjoy!

What to Serve/Pair with Your Soft & Chewy Red Velvet Brownies

These red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting will pair well with just about anything! Because of the rich, warm flavor of the chocolate, I often like to use these as a dessert after a spicy entree, like this Bang Bang Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce.

If you are looking for another dessert to serve along with these brownies, go with something light and fruity. One of my favorites are these Easy Razzleberry Crescent Rolls.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

One of my favorite things about these brownies is that you can customize them for just about any occasion. Top them with themed sprinkles for any holiday! I love doing red and green sprinkles for Christmas and heart shaped sprinkles for Valentine’s Day.

For a little extra chocolate, fold a handful of white chocolate chips into your brownie mixture before baking. Yum! You could also sprinkle some on top of the frosting.

Storage & Leftovers

These red velvet brownies are very easy to store if you have any leftovers. Because of the cream cheese frosting, you will want to store them in the fridge. Make sure that they are in a sealed container. They will last up to 2 days if properly stored.

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Red Velvet Brownie Recipe FAQs

What makes them red velvet instead of just chocolate?

Red velvet is a little more tangy than regular chocolate (note the vinegar in the recipe). The color also sets it apart.

How will I know that my brownies are done baking?

When you stick a toothpick in the middle of the brownies and it comes out clean, your brownies will be ready. Make sure that you don’t over bake your brownies. You don’t want them to dry out in the oven.

Do I need to take the brownies out of the pan to let them cool?

Nope! Leave your brownies in the pan to let them cool. Place your pan on a wire rack so that they will cool evenly.

How long can these brownies stay out before needing to go into the fridge?

These red velvet brownies can sit out for up to two hours before needing to be refrigerated. If you need to leave them out longer, just hold off on icing them until you are ready to serve. The frosting is the part that needs to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese, so you can have it made and in the fridge.

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Best Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting (Soft & Chewy)

April King
These fudgy red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting are a soft and chewy dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The brownies are the perfect shade of red and are topped with fluffy, sweet cream cheese icing. You really can’t go wrong with this easy brownie recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 brownies

Ingredients
  

Red Velvet Brownies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° for metal baking pan or 325F for glass baking pan, and spray an 8"x8" square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk and set aside.
  • Add melted butter and granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl. Wisk for a solid minute.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring. Continue mixing for one more minute.
  • Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix with a spatula until just combined.
  • Add the batter to prepared baking dish, spread to the edges and smooth over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • While brownies are baking, prepare the frosting by combining the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer. Mix until well-combined.
  • Once brownies have cooled, frost and then cut into squares before serving. Enjoy!
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