At my office, I’m kind of known for my baking. It’s become my thing, and when people have birthdays… they often make requests.
Honestly, I love to bake… so any excuse to pop some fun in the oven, and I’m in! However, I also know that if I make it… I’m going to be eating it. So, this year I’ve really limited what I’ve made. And last month, I made my very first birthday treat of the year!
I totally missed my friend’s actual birthday, but I think we made up for it with this. I mean, look at that frosting…
Elyce isn’t a huge chocolate fan, which tends to be my go-to for birthdays. When she mentioned Red Velvet was amongst her favorites, I got excited to get creative with the flavor.
Pinterest has SO MANY yummy Red Velvet ideas, but the thought of going with a simple red velvet brownie caught my eye. This recipe was so easy… baked up so nicely, and also gave me the opportunity to use my fancy brownie pan!!
Considering that I’m on vacation starting today, I couldn’t think of a better day to share this splurge! Enjoy!!!
Chewy Red Velvet Brownies
From Girl Meets Life
1 box Red Velvet cake mix
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 batch of cream cheese frosting (optional)
sprinkles for topping (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Put cake mix in a large bowl and mix in the oil and egg.
3. Then add the milk slowly just until the batter is combined – you want it to remain as dense as possible.
4. Place batter in a greased 8×8 pan, 8-inch cake pan, or brownie pan. I used a scoop for easy of plopping the batter in the brownie pan.
5. Bake for 24-26 minutes. Note: If you are using a brownie pan like I did, check your brownies at about 13-14 minutes. They should be gooey, not firm when you take them out. This is what makes them chewy and amazing!
5. Let cool for at least 60 minutes before cutting/frosting because the gooey center needs to set. The result will be a decadent, brownie-batter texture.
6. If you decide to frost your brownies (which I did!), I recommend this recipe from Cooking Classy… simple and delicious! I also ended up slicing the brownies diagonally so that they weren’t as intimidating. As a result, it made 24 brownies for my team to enjoy!