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'Kiss Me' Red Velvet Brownies
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4 from 9 votes

'Kiss Me' Red Velvet Brownies

Rich, cream cheese frosted decadent red velvet brownies made with home-made love, waiting to be kissed by your lips! These are a Valentine's Day sweet treat sure to get some attention!
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: brownies, chocolate, cream cheese frosting, red velvet
Calories:
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Red Velvet Brownies

  • 2 ¼ sticks unsalted butter cut into chunks
  • 3 ½ cups Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 5 large eggs room temp
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter room temp
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x13 baking pan with heavy-duty foil and very lightly grease the foil with vegetable shortening, like crisco.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over your lowest setting, then add the milk chocolate chips stirring constantly with a small whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Turn off heat and let set.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs into the bowl and lightly whisk.
  • In another bowl, add in the sugars and salt and whisk together.
  • Whisk in the melted chocolate into the sugar mixture, then gradually whisk in the melted chocolate until just combined.
  • Briefly whisk in the vanilla and red food coloring.
  • In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together and sift into the chocolate mixture.
  • Stir with a silicone spatula and pour and spread out evenly into your prepared baking pan.
  • Bake 40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean and transfer pan to cooling rack and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Refrigerate, covered until cooled to frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Place cream cheese, butter and salt in small mixing bowl.
  • Using a mixer, beat on medium high until well combined.
  • Add vanilla and mix.
  • Add confectioners sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost and add a Dove Candy Chocolate Heart in the center of each piece and add sprinkles.
  • Place back in fridge until ready and let them come to room temperature about 30 minutes before serving. Can be stored up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Makes 12 large or 24 smaller brownies for 9x13 pan.