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Love is in the air and so is the smell of the freshly baked red velvet brownies!!
With cream cheese icing!
Complete with sprinkles!
Here’s some fun facts about Valentine’s
I didn’t know about cupid and the two arrows. Did you know that Valentine was the patron saint of beekeepers? Both very cool though. Also, very cool is the idea of Valentine’s Day (any day actually) can be whatever you want it to be, with whomever you want to be with. Love is Love <3
Are you ready to make some lovely moist and chewy red velvet brownies?
You can whip these babies up, get them into the oven and on to the cooling rack within an hour.
¾ C Baking Chips (I used dark chocolate)
¾ C Butter
2 C Sugar
1 ½ C Flour
1 tube Colour gel, approx 1 oz
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a 9 x 9 pan.
Melt your chocolate baking chips and your butter together. Either in the microwave (check it often so it doesn’t burn) or on the stove top method.
Add in the sugar and mix until well combined.
Add in the eggs, one at a time and combine well.
Add in flour, red food gel, baking powder and vanilla.
Stir until well combined.
Pour your batter into the greased 9×9 pan and bake for 40 minutes. Check doneness with a toothpick, if it comes out clean, its ready to come out of the oven.
Cool on a cooling rack.
1 brick Cream Cheese
¼ C Butter
2 C Icing sugar
2 tsps Vanilla bean paste
Cream the cream cheese and butter in your mixer. Add in icing sugar + vanilla bean paste. Whip it good!
Bring your ingredients to room temperature before blending
Don’t forget to use a heat proof dish if using the stove top method for melting chocolate.
Use vanilla extract in place of vanilla bean paste.
Let the brownies completely cool before icing them.
All ingredients for this recipe you can find at all @cityavenuemarket – New Westminster, Port Coquitlam + Commercial Drive.