RED VELVET ISN’T A THING. – OITNB quote for anyone who doesn’t get the reference!

I absolutely love anything red velvet, it seemed to come out of nowhere along with salted caramel and pulled pork. If you go to a shop now most new flavours of anything will either be salted caramel or red velvet, it’s just the way it is.

I haven’t really baked anything red velvet before so brownies seemed to be a safe first bet. I found a couple of recipes around which I then decided to change a little, the main factor being more chocolate!

Red Velvet Brownies
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Recipe type: Cakes
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-10
 
Red velvet brownies with cream cheese and extra chocolate chunks
Ingredients
  • Brownie:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • Cream Cheese:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 175C
  2. Butter an 8x8 inch baking tray
  3. For the brownie:
  4. Melt the butter
  5. remove butter and place in a large bowl, adding the sugar, vanilla and cocoa powder, salt, red food colouring and vinegar: All in that order making sure you mix properly in between each new ingredient.
  6. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and add this into the rest of the brownie mix.
  7. Add in the flour until combined, followed by the walnuts.
  8. Pour the brownie mix into your buttered tray, make sure you save around a quarter of the mix for the top layer.
  9. Cream cheese:
  10. Mix together the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
  11. Add the mix on top of the brownie mix in the tray.
  12. Add the remaining brownie mix on top of this, using a knife or sharp tipped object such as a skewer drag it through the mix to give it a swirl effect.
  13. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes before removing them onto a cooling rack.

I decided to cut the brownies up into smaller chunks after the photo’s were taken so everyone at work could try them. Bite sized pieces yielded around 30 separate bites! A nice little 4pm pick me up.

 

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The photos surprisingly came out okay for my first post, me and Tami have a camera we share so now it’s time to make use of it. I really need to work out lighting and camera settings, so much to learn!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first proper post on the blog! Let me know if you have any feedback or ideas on what recipes I should try.