Red Velvet Brownies

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I love baking for the holidays.   I usually choose 5 or 6 recipes for each one then narrow it down to 3 or 4 that I actually end up making.  Normally I start baking about a month ahead of time and make one recipe each week until the actual holiday.

Kids and adults will love the rich, chocolate flavor of these Red Velvet Brownies.

This year has been a little different since we have a toddler in the house.  I’ve been choosing 2 or 3 recipes and making them all on the same day.  It’s easier for me to get all of the ingredients together while J is napping and then I start baking once he wakes up.  He enjoys baking with me while in the infant carrier or he plays with his refrigerator magnets while I bake.

Make a pan of Red Velvet Brownies for a sweet treat.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to make for Valentine’s Day this year.  I knew my husband and I wouldn’t be going out like we normally do so I wanted to make a special dessert for the two of us.

Put a chocolate swirl on top of these Red Velvet Brownies

The recipes I chose for Valentine’s Day were a brownie recipe, a cake recipe, and a cookie recipe.  The first one I made was Red Velvet Brownies.  I am pretty famous for my homemade brownies and I thought that these sounded particularly tasty.  It’s basically a light chocolate brownie topped with melted chocolate all swirled together.

Everyone will want to grab one of these Red Velvet Brownies

These brownies look so pretty with a fun swirl on the top.  They have a full chocolate flavor that almost melts in your mouth.  Any Valentine would love to receive a batch of these for Valentine’s Day!

Pin Image:   Text, a plate with five red velvet brownies swirled with melted chocolate.

Kids and adults will love the rich, chocolate flavor of these Red Velvet Brownies.

Red Velvet Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Dreamy Red Velvet Brownies are swirled with melted chocolate.


  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • Red food coloring
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with foil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Stir in the cocoa powder.
  4. Add in enough red food coloring to turn the batter red.
  5. Stir in the flour.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each heating.
  8. Drizzle the melted chocolate over top of the red velvet batter in 4 straight lines. Use a butter knife and swirl the batter and chocolate together.
  9. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.


Recipe from Averie Cooks

Red Velvet Brownies are a delicious treat for any occasion.

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