Friday, February 24, 2012

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I got pretty excited when I saw this recipe at Six Sisters Stuff.

When I initially saw the recipe, I 'Pinned' it to my Sweet Tooth Yummies board...they've been RE-pinned many times and that was another reason why I HAD to make them!

Things have really taken off for me at Pinterest and I'm thrilled to pieces!

I took these yummy bites to a ladies meeting at church and was asked if the recipe was on my blog. 

{So if you've been waiting for this recipe...HERE YA GO GALS!}

It was the week of Valentine's Day so I thought this would be a 'holiday-sy' treat and sprinkled them with red sugar.

The only thing I would change next time is that I think I'll bake them in jelly roll pan.  I like a little bit of cake with a lotta frosting. *-*

The brownie is very tasty, and I SO love the chocolate chips and nuts throughout. They are a great addition to change up the texture.

I always think of my one and only son-in-love, Greg, when I see red velvet cake because it's one of his favorites.

HERE'S TO YOU GREG!! =)
Brownies:

1 (18 ozs) box Red Velvet cake mix
3/4 c. butter, after melted
1 egg
1/2 c. water
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 c. nuts, chopped, divided (optional)

Preheat oven to 325*.

Combine butter, egg & water in a bowl. Add dry mix, stir until the ingredients are combined, and lumps are gone.

Add chips and 1 cup of nuts, and pour mixture into the greased 9x13-inch baking pan.

Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes and place the cake on wire cooling rack.

White Chocolate Buttercream:

1/2 c. (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2-1/2 c. powdered sugar
4 oz good-quality white chocolate (not chips), melted –
1 – 2 TB. heavy cream

Cream butter until soft and fluffy then beat in the vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time; allow the sugar to mix in before adding the next 1/2 cup. Once all of the sugar has been added, beat on medium speed for 30 seconds and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the melted white chocolate and beat on medium speed until smooth. With the mixer on low, add in heavy cream 1 tbsp at a time and beat at medium speed until the frosting has reached your desired consistency.

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