Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet and Christmas just go together.  Well…let’s face it…me and red velvet just go together.  I mean, who doesn’t love a brownie and who doesn’t love red velvet??  The world’s most perfect combination…easy, festive and delicious.  Perfection.
Shopping List
1 box of red velvet cake mix
1 stick of butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (I use Pam) an 8×8 inch baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter, 1 egg and water with an electric mixer.  Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.  In another bowl, combine cream cheese, remaining egg, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer.  Drop heaping spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on top of brownie base.  Using a sharp knife, swirl the cream cheese through the brownie mixture.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges and center isn’t too wobbly.  Remove from oven and cool at least 30 minutes before refrigerating.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.
Ok…let me correct myself…the only thing better then red velvet and me is red velvet, me and cream cheese.  These brownies taste like red velvet cheesecake.  So delicious and so festive for your Christmas season (or any old season for that matter!)

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} November 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I agree….the cream cheese even trumps the red velvet part. Cream cheese is Heaven sent.

  • Marie Matter November 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    yum, yum, yum. i want one of these for breakfast! 🙂

  • Decatur Marble & Granite Works November 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Those sound amazing… can't wait to try to make them for my boyfriend.. his two favorite foods are red velvet and cheesecake! Thanks!

    Rachel

  • Candice Ibarra November 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    These look amazing Shay! I have such a sweet tooth. My family always jokes around with me because often times I'll order dessert for dinner when we go out to eat! (oops!) I'll definitely have to try these! 🙂

  • Jennifer Haag November 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Those look amazing!!! Can't wait to make some 🙂

  • Lochie November 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Oh my! Definitely making these tonight. Thank you so much for sharing. Your website is such a gift to me! I am a single mom with a budget! your recipes and ideas are so practical and easy and that really helps me out a lot. Thank you thank you!!

  • Home of a Magnolia November 29, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Yum! I don't normally make red velvet, but using a mix might convince me to make these treats.

  • Aubs November 29, 2012 at 4:06 am

    oh.my.heavens. these look amazing! i just got a fun new brownie pan and these are the perfect thing to try in it first!! =)

  • Caitlin November 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Making these this weekend!!!! 🙂

  • katie becker August 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Hello:) I was wondering if you used duncan Hines or Betty Crocker mix for these. They have different quantities of mix in their boxes and I wants to make sure I'm following your recipe to a "t". These look deadly!
    Thank you

  • Mix and Match Mama August 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Either brand will work! Trust me, even if their size is slightly different, either brand will work!

  • knmkendall December 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    These look amazing! Ok, I am going to a party tonight and I can't decide whether to take this recipe or your Red Velvet Neiman Marcus bars. Which do you like better??

  • Mix and Match Mama December 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Oh goodness! That's such a tough call! Hmmm…make these :). You will love them!

  • Rhonda @ home.made. January 4, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Making these right now for our final Christmas gathering tomorrow… Can't wait!

  • Katie December 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Do you have to refrigerate these? I am planning to put them with other cookies on a tray for the ladies at the child center at the gym and I want to make sure they will be okay. Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama December 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Yes, when not serving, refrigerate. They can sit out on a cookie tray for sure…just not all day or overnight!

  • The Harris Family December 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Is this regular sugar or powered sugar? Just double checking 🙂