Saturday, May 22, 2010

Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
A co-worker is moving north, and we decided her going away party should be all southern food. I'm not sure what dessert says southern food more than red velvet cake, except maybe banana pudding (which was also present!). But I didn't want to make cake. I decided to try to make red velvet brownies instead.

This is my own recipe, combining a few recipes together, so please credit me if you post it.

Red Velvet Brownies

4 large eggs
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks butter)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 oz red food coloring, poured into 1/4 cup, which should be filled to the top with water

Cream cheese icing (use your favorite, I just dumped things together until it looked okay, but mine was too runny)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Melt butter in microwave with corn syrup until you can easily stir them together. Set aside.

Put eggs, sugar, salt, cocoa, vanilla, and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for 3-4 minutes, until smooth and viscuous.

Add corn syrup and melted butter mixture and mix on low speed for one minute. Mix in flour. Slowly add dye/water mixture and mix for about one minute. Scrape down bowl.

Pour batter into a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan (otherwise known as a "half sheet" pan).

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Frost with icing and cut into squares. Makes 3 dozen 2" square brownies!


Eliana said...

What an interesting creation Jenny.

Unknown said...

red velvet brownies?? That is definitely something to try!

Amanda said...

Excellent! I can't wait to try these out. Do you think they'd ship well?

Unknown said...

Amanda, they'd ship great without the frosting, I think. The corn syrup in them, while "evil," helps them stay moist. :)