Need an impromptu baking idea for the festives or holidays? Look no further, for these Red Velvet Brownies are the perfect delicious solution to your problem. Not only are these Red Velvet Brownies quick to put together, they are moist with a good mixture of tart and sweet.

These Red Velvet Brownies are easy to come together. Additionally, they really taste like red velvet thanks to the addition of cocoa powder, vanilla, and white vinegar. The combination of these three ingredients produces the distinct red velvet taste.

Nonetheless, let’s not forget about appearance. For the distinctive red colouration, I used food colouring to achieve so. This can be easily adjusted depending on preference.

Then, I dolloped a generous amount of cream cheese frosting to go. As the Red Velvet Brownies are sweet on their own, I added less sugar for this frosting. Hence, the recipe produces a spreadable but not pipe-able consistency (for your reference!).

Should you require additional guidance, do refer to the recipe video or feel free to reach out.

Without further ado, happy Holidays, and the recipe!

Red Velvet Brownies
by Javier Tan December-21-2022

These delectable Red Velvet Brownies are lightly sweet and tart. Moist and fudgy, they come with the distinctive red velvet flavour!


Red Velvet Brownies:

  • 1/2 Cup or 115g Unsalted Butter, Melted and Cooled to Room Temperature
  • Approx 1/4 Cup or 50g Semisweet Chocolate 
  • Approx 1 tspn or 5g of Coffee Granules
  • 1/2 Cup + 1 Tbspn or 112g of Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, 55g each, Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoon or 2.5ml Distilled White Vinegar
  • Red Food Colouring, Add to Preference
  • 1 Tsp or 5ml of Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 Cup or 60g All Purpose/Plain Flour, Sifted
  • 1/3 Cup or 30g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Sifted

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2/3 Cup or 160g of Cream Cheese, Softened at Room Temp
  • 1 Tbspn or 15g of Unsalted Butter, Softened at Room Temp
  • 3/4 Cup or 100g of Powdered Sugar, Sifted
  • 1 Tspn or 5ml of Milk, Room Temp
  • Vanilla (optional, 1/4 tsp)


  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C and line your 8 x 8 inches baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Firstly, melt chocolate and butter together. Then, stir in coffee granules to dissolve.
  3. Next, whisk in the sugar followed by the two eggs until single consistency.
  4. Stir in the red food colouring, vinegar and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Sift the flour and cocoa powder until there are no more lumps and whisk into the batter
  6. Transfer batter into the lined baking tray and hit the tray agaisnt the counter to dislodge excessive air bubbles.
  7. Then, bake for about 25-28 minutes or until dark red.
  8. Cool for an hour before frosting.
  9. To assemble frosting, mix together all ingredients using an electric mixer until smooth. Add milk to loosen and add powdered sugar to stiffen.


  • Prep time: 1 hour 1
  • Cook time: 2
  • Total time: 1
  • Yield: 1 Delectable Tray of Red Velvet Brownies


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  2. Store frosted brownies in the refrigerator for up to a week, and non-frosted brownies at roomp temp up to 5 days.
  3. Feel free to ask if you require clarifications!
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– Bakeomaniac, Javier Tan