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Heavenly Indulgence: Outrageous Red Velvet Brownies, a classic cake is made into rich, dense and delicious brownies. Smother them in cream cheese frosting and they’re dessert perfection.

Red Velvet brownies are versatile and perfect for a wide range of occasions. Whether you’re planning a cozy evening at home or a grand celebration, these brownies are sure to please. They can be served as a casual snack, a dessert at a fancy dinner party, or even as a delightful surprise in lunchboxes.

Red Velvet Brownies made with real chocolate and topped with Crema Cheese Frosting from callmepmc.com, the perfect dessert for the holidays!

Outrageous Red Velvet Brownies

This is the ultimate brownie!

Rich. Sinful. Decadent. Awesome.

Great for Christmas.

A MUST for Valentine’s Day!

Scary goodness on Halloween.

Red Velvet brownies are the epitome of dessert perfection, combining the rich, cocoa-infused goodness of traditional brownies with the luxurious, vibrant red hue and subtle hint of buttermilk tang characteristic of Red Velvet cake. These delectable treats offer a delightful fusion of flavors and textures, making them an irresistible choice for any dessert lover.


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Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

This may just be the perfect brownie. It’s rich, chewy, and has that beautiful, festive red color.

You’ll fall in love with red velvet more and more with each bite. Red Velvet is not quite chocolate and not quite vanilla. It’s a heavenly mixture of both. Think dense vanilla cake with a slight chocolate flavor. Then, when red velvet is paired with sweet, tangy cream cheese frosting, well be prepared to be blown away with this combo!

This is a simple recipe to make. The hardest part is waiting for the brownies to cool before frosting them.

Red Velvet Brownies with cream cheese frosting

For the Cream Cheese Frosting go here. If you don’t want a lot of frosting, you may consider cutting this recipe in half.

For tips on Melting Chocolate click here.

For kitchen tips, go here

The Red Velvet Magic

Red Velvet brownies are a delightful twist on the classic brownie, bringing a touch of elegance and intrigue to your dessert table. Here’s a summary of what makes these treats so special:

  1. Velvety Texture: Red Velvet brownies are incredibly moist and tender, owing their texture to the buttermilk and a dash of vinegar in the recipe. This makes them soft and velvety, similar to their cake counterpart.
  2. Subtle Cocoa Flavor: While Red Velvet cake is known for its mild cocoa flavor, Red Velvet brownies maintain this signature taste but with a denser, fudgier consistency. The cocoa powder adds depth without overpowering the sweetness.
  3. Cream Cheese Swirl: What sets these brownies apart is the sumptuous cream cheese swirl on top. It introduces a rich, tangy contrast to the sweetness of the brownie base, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
  4. Stunning Presentation: The vibrant red hue of Red Velvet brownies is not only visually striking but also hints at the delightful flavor within. These brownies are often adorned with a dusting of powdered sugar or drizzled with white chocolate for added decadence.

Perfect for Any Occasion:

In summary, Red Velvet brownies are a delightful fusion of the classic brownie and the beloved Red Velvet cake. Their velvety texture, subtle cocoa flavor, cream cheese swirl, and stunning presentation make them a crowd-pleasing treat suitable for any occasion.

The next time you’re craving a bit of indulgence, consider whipping up a batch of these heavenly Red Velvet brownies for a sweet experience that will leave everyone craving for more.

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Outrageous Red Velvet Brownies

A classic cake is made into rich, dense and delicious brownies. Smother them in cream cheese frosting and they're dessert perfection.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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  • 4 -ounces bitter-sweet chocolate baking bar chopped (like this)
  • ¾ cup butter salted or unsalted, I use this
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour I use this
  • 1 -ounce red food coloring I use this
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract recommended
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9×13 inch cake pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease or spray foil with non-stick spray. (For thicker brownies, use an 8×11.5 cake pan and add an additional 5 minutes to cook time.)
  • Melt chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl (for melting chocolate tips read here). Whisk in sugar until all combined. Stir in eggs one at a time until just blended. Stir in flour and next 4 ingredients. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours) before frosting.
  • Lift brownies from pan using foil as handles. Gently remove foil. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting* on top of brownies. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. aside from the red food coloring, what makes this red velvet. Not trying to be rude just trying to understand. Thank you. Lyndy

    1. Nothing I suppose 🙁 I haven’t thought about these but am in the process of changing another recipe. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. So wondering to whom added the buttermilk and white chocolate chips, do I just add it to the batter?

  3. 4 stars
    hi just to let you know, saw your red velvet brownies image cropped and used as a front for a different recipe in a class.

  4. There is a glitch in some of my posts, I have corrected the Red Velvet Brownies. Can you let me know any other that you tried and couldn’t pin.

  5. I want to make these today, but do not see the recipe for the cream cheese frosting. Can you please attach the link?

  6. I just made these today for my church’s Memorial Day cookout. Best Red Velvet Brownie recipe EVER! I omitted the cream cheese frosting because of time constraints. However, I added two tablespoons of buttermilk and half of bag of white chocolate chips.

  7. 5 stars
    I saw this recipe noting it using butter and bittersweet chocolate instead of the usual vegetable oil and cocoa so I had to make it. I’m a huge fan of Trader Joe’s 70% chocolate and had a fresh bar so I had to make it this morning. WOW! Absolutely the BEST Red Velvet Brownie’s by far. I have made lots of them but this made a perfect dense but moist, almost cake but better brownie. I’m looking forward to your posts to try other recipes but this one is definitely a keeper!

    1. Thanks so much Ken. I, too, tried all the other RV brownies and wasn’t happy. I adapted this from my Rocky Road brownies, which are my favorite. Real chocolate makes a world of difference.

  8. I just made these tonight because one of my grandson’s really likes Red Velvet cake. These are absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe for both the brownies and the cream cheese frosting. I’m going to try freezing them since I will have too many to share now but would like to also be able to put them out for New Year’s Eve and Day. I hope that will work. Have you ever tried freezing them before? I probably should have frozen some without the frosting as I’m not sure what will become of the texture of the frozen frosting. I guess I’ll find out!

    1. I’m so happy you liked them. Reminds me my son wanted me to make more of them. I haven’t frozen these before, but I have frozen cakes with cream cheese frosting and it worked fine. I thawed it in the refrigerator. Have a great holiday, Vicki!

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