Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Brownies

My girls are heading back to school next week after a short break.  We are in year round schools here in North Carolina and our summer break is always for three weeks in July/August.

At a pool party over our break I was talking with some of the moms about educational websites that our kids like so I thought I would create a page on my blog that lists these sites.  If you would like to add any or have suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comments on this post or send me a note.

These brownies, while not so educational, were definitely enjoyed by my kids.  I served these for a party we had last summer and for some reason I never got around to posting them.  Not sure why because they were amazing.  I snapped the picture really quick when I realized there wouldn’t be any left after the party.  I thought that was kind of funny because they were so easy and started from a box mix.  The frosting that goes on these is amazing, too (even if it is made with cool whip.)  Enjoy!

Source:  Duncan Hines

Red Velvet Brownies
  • 1 Duncan Hines box Red Velvet cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, after melted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
  • data-mce-href="">data-mce-href="">Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine egg, butter, water in a bowl. Add box mix, stir until the ingredients are combined, and lumps are gone.
  3. Add chips and 1 cup of nuts, and pour mixture into the greased 9x13-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes and place the cake on wire cooling rack.
  5. Spread frosting on brownies. For ta party, I cut the brownies into squares and then piped each one individually with the frosting. Sprinkle remaining nuts over frosting if desired.


  1. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness says:

    These brownies sound amazing. I love that they are red velvet, yum!

  2. I’ve made brownies with cream cheese swirled in before, but I haven’t had them with cream cheese frosting. Sounds delicious.
    Good luck with back to school! 🙂

  3. Such yummy-looking brownies with that swirly frosting on top! I have never baked red velvet anything! I need to change that. . .

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