When I was watching Sunny prepare this recipe on tv, she made it look so easy… and it is! The key to this recipe is using either a no taste powder or gel food coloring to get the unmistakable color for the red velvet brownie. You can find it at any baking specialty store or some craft stores that sell baking items. I will admit that the chocolate flavor isn’t exactly very strong but you can experiment and adapt this recipe with your favorite brownie recipe by adding red food coloring.
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Recipe from Sunny Anderson
Combine the melted butter with the sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring and vinegar, in that order mixing between additions.
Whisk eggs in a separate small bowl and combine with warm cocoa mix. Fold the flour into the chocolate batter and combine lightly. Reserve ¼ cup of batter for the top and set aside. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared baking pan.
Dollop remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer. Using a skewer, toothpick or the sharp end of a knife, drag the tip through the cream cheese mixture to create a swirl patter.
Bake brownies for 30 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before cutting.Yield: 8-10 servings