It's taken some time but I've finally come to the realization and accepted the fact that I am raising "Southern" children. My official evidence that I have a Southern girl --- Courtney's obsession with red velvet cake. (For those of you that have always lived in these wonderful Southern states, red velvet is not a flavor that is nearly as popular in the North as it is here.) As a matter of fact, I never even heard of anything that was red velvet until I moved away from my home state of Ohio.
Since moving South I've grown to appreciate the slight cocoa flavor in a great red velvet cupcake but it's really Courtney who has developed a love of anything red velvet really. When I came across a recipe for Red Velvet Brownies on theskinnychickcanbak.com, I just had to make them for my sweet Southern girl.
Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Icing
1 stick (1/2cup) butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 stick ( 1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces white chocolate, melted
1/2 tablespoon milk
Slowly mix in powdered sugar, then white chocolate.
Cut and enjoy.
These brownies were really good. My only critique is that I think the icing should have been a cream cheese icing. Traditionally red velvet is accompanied by cream cheese frosting and they flavors really seem to compliment each other nicely. I'm not complaining about this version because it was darn good - just thinking I might have to make another batch soon with cream cheese.
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