Red Velvet Cake Brownies

Last night I made the most amazing red velvet cake brownies.

When I posted a picture of the batter, several of you commented that you were drooling and wanted the recipe! Well, wipe up that drool and bust out your baking pans, because here it is! ūüėÄ

The recipe calls for six simple ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c. melted butter
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 c. chocolate chips (optional)
  • cream cheese frosting

I ‚̧ Batter

Mix the first three ingredients before stirring in the red velvet cake mix and folding in the chocolate chips.

Don't Forget to Lick the Bowl

Pour the batter into a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.

A-waitin' the Bakin'

Bake at 325 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes. Stick a knife in the middle of the brownies to test for doneness. If the knife comes back without any brownie residue, you’ve got yourself some ready-to-eat brownies.

Frost Me, Baby!

Now comes the hard part:

Allow the brownies to cool before frosting them with the cream cheese frosting.

Red Velvet Cake Brownies

Platter of Brownies

These brownies were really easy to make and received rave reviews from everyone at work.

My Brownie

Yum!

Making brownies from a box mix has saved me numerous times when I’ve needed to bring a homemade dessert to a party or event. This recipe was a neat twist on brownies made from a box mix, I’ll be keepin’ it on hand for the future.

Yum!

‘Dillas on the Grillas

The weather warranted another dinner on the grill. Well… kind of.

Ryan and I were feelin’ cheesy quesadillas¬†tonight and figured we could add some protein to the mix by throwing grilled chicken breasts into the ‘dillas.

While Ryan grilled the chicken, I got all the “fixins” (as Paula Deen¬†would say) ready for our quesadillas.

Fixins

Our ‘dillas included:

  • Cheese
  • Corn
  • Grilled chicken
  • Cauliflower
  • Spinach

'Dilla

Ready for Folding

Yum

On the side we had roasted broccoli for some added nutrients.

Roasted Broccoli

My Plate

Dessert

Ryan and I are working our way through our Easter goodies.

Tonight we both enjoyed two Oreos and a small bowl of Swedish Fish. Yum!

Dessert

Portioning out the goodies in a small bowl helps prevent me from eating a billion Swedish Fish. Sitting down to eat them out of a small dish is a great way to help me thwart overindulgence.  

After dessert, I got to work in the kitchen again.

I promised to bring in a sweet treat for the winner of our March Madness cake vs. pie bracket at work.

Even though red velvet cake lost in the finals, everyone in my office preferred red velvet cake to cheesecake, the actual winner. I decided to make a red velvet dessert to bring into work, but didn’t want to make a big ol’ cake. Instead I made red velvet cake¬†brownies!

Red Velvet Cake Brownie Batter

They’re currently baking in the oven and smell deeeelicious.

I hope they last through the night… ūüėČ