Last week I unveiled my light, airy, angelic Red Velvet Angel Food Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Glaze for Valentine’s Day. Today, its time for its counterpart – rich, chewy, chocolaty, decadent Red Velvet Swirl Brownies.
I don’t think its humanly possible to eat just one. So don’t feel bad about yourself if you try…its a losing battle.
You might have noticed, I looooooove cream cheese and I looooooove Oreos in desserts – especially together like my Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake and Raspberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake with Oreo Crust. So when I was flipping through my family cookbook that my mother-in-law compiled a few years ago as a Christmas gift stuffed with everyone’s favorite recipes, I was immediately drawn to the Cream Cheese Red Velvet Brownies….they sounded amazing. The contributor (thanks Corie!) said they were amazing. And I knew they would be even more amazing with Oreos.
I love it when I’m right.
These red velvet brownies are soft, chewy, chocolaty with buttery Oreos and delectable sweetened cream cheese swirled throughout the red velvet chocolate addictiveness. Three of my loves in one bite (brownies, Oreos and cream cheese to be precise.)
For Valentine’s Day, you deserve all that love. A pan full of love.
Red Velvet, Oreo, Cream Cheese Brownie Looooooove.
If you have ever wondered where “red velvet” comes from, it actually originated way before food coloring. Before food coloring, red velvet cakes were more scarlet in color (like these brownies) which color was created solely by the chemical reaction between the vinegar, cocoa and buttermilk. The “velvet” is derived from the smooth, texture of the fine crumb cake. Once the formulation of cocoa powder changed, this red velvet effect no longer occurred and food coloring was later added to cakes to once again create “red velvet.”
Now its your turn to create red velvet. Red Velvet Oreo Swirl Brownies.
A pan of triple the love awaits you. Don’t leave it waiting.
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