I love red velvet anything. And when I saw this on Pinterest, I knew that the hours of rambling spent on that site was not for naught. I'll make a vegan version in the days ahead but I tried the original and they were pretty darn good.
Red Velvet Brownies:
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 oz. red food coloring
2 t. vanilla extract, divided
1/2 C. unsalted butter (I used margarine)
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 1/4 C. flour
1/4 t. salt
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8x8 pan.
In a small bowl, stir together cocoa powder, food coloring, and 1 t. vanilla into paste with no lumps of cocoa.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, then stir in remaining vanilla. Add cocoa mixture and beat for two minutes until batter is uniform color. Slowly add flour and salt and mix on medium-low speed, just until combined.
Pour into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool before frosting and serve.
The recipe calls for a white chocolate buttercream. I used a vegan cream cheese frosting.
I found the recipe here: Smells Like Home