Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Cheesecake Icing [Ben & Jerry's Week!]
Recipe type: Bars
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Serves: 9-12
Luscious red velvet brownies with the tastiest frosting EVER!!
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 & ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Icing [recipe & ingredients follow]
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 small pkg. sugar free/fat free instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease an 8x8" baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, soda and flour; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the food coloring, vinegar and eggs slowly to incorporate. Lastly, beat in the cocoa mixture to combine.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool the brownies in the pan completely. While the brownies cool, prepare your icing.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, cheesecake pudding mix and vanilla together to combine. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy, and a bit softer in consistency than regular buttercream. If needed, add in a Tbsp or two of milk to help soften it up.
  6. Spread the icing evenly over the cooled brownies. Immediately sprinkle with white chips. Refrigerate to set, about 20 minutes, before cutting into bars. Store leftovers in the fridge, for several days.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at