Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

I love brownies.  How can something so simple and square bring so much joy to my heart? Here is a delicious remix on red velvet cake, Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Butter Cream Icing!!  Delicious! 

You'll Need (brownies):
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 to 1.5 oz of red food coloring
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, divided
1 stick of butter (room temperature)
2 eggs (room temperature
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt

You'll Need (frosting)

1 stick of butter (room temperature)
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup of white chocolate chips (high quality.. I used ghiradelli)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Step-by-step (brownies):
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, butter an 8x8 pan
2. In a small bowl, stir together cocoa, food coloring and 1 teaspoon of vanilla into a thick paste with no lumps of cocoa. 

3. In another large bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Then add eggs one at a time.  Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Then add the reddish paste into the mix.  Blend until uniform in color.
4. Slowly add the flour and salt until smooth.
5. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes (mine was good at 34). Set on baking rake for about one hour
6. When cool, frost brownies using below recipe and instructions

Step-by-step (frosting):
1. Beat butter until fluffy, then add and beat vanilla.
2. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, make sure it is fully blended before adding the next 1/2 cup.
3. Once the sugar has been added, pour in the melted white chocolate until incorporated (it will be lumpy here)
4. On low speed at the tablespoons of heavy cream, one at a time.
5. Frost and enjoy!

-Domesticated Duchess

Source: How Sweet Eats

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