Red Velvet Valentines Brownies

I have recently read about brownies that are made from 3 ingredients – chocolate spread, eggs and flour. I do not know who started this amazing baking revelation but I decided to have a play around with this idea and wanted to make mine into red velvet brownies, perfect maybe for valentines day, with the addition of some pink edible love heart decorations. Hence, Red Velvet Valentines Brownies made very quickly and very easily – ideal for busy people who want to show someone special some brownie love 🙂brownieheart1badge

 


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Red Velvet Valentines Brownies
 
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Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 jar of chocolate spread - your choice of brand and flavour but I used chocolate and hazelnut
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 200g low fat cream cheese
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 1 tube Dr Oetekar Red Liquid Gel Food Colouring
  • edible hearts or similar for decoration
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. Grease and line a 8 x 8 inch baking tin - I used a square one
  3. Place the chocolate spread, eggs, flour and food colouring into the bowl of a free standing mixer (or in a bowl and use an electric whisk/wooden spoon) and mix on a slow speed ot begin with so that the flour does not fly out, increasing the speed and mix until all the ingredients are combined
  4. Place this into the baking tin and smooth over
  5. Place the icing sugar and cream cheese into bowl and beat together
  6. Drizzle over the top of the brownie and then using a cocktail stick or similar, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the top of the brownie to make swirl patterns
  7. sprinkle the edible pink hearts over the top
  8. Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes
  9. Remove and allow to cool completely before removing from the tin and then cut into squares

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This really was a VERY simple recipe and the brownies tasted divine and did not stay around for long!  I will definitely be making these again but maybe with a different flavour idea – watch this space!

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  1. these look very moist & gooey, quite cheesecakey!
    can you taste that food gel as I don’t like the taste of food colouring when it’s more than just a few drops?

    1. they were a bit cheesecakey actually, but lovely and gooey. I may have tried 1 purely for research purposes *ahem*. I could not taste the food colouring gel and no one else said it had a funny taste so I am assuming no! x

  2. They look really pretty and so much fun! Sorry I’m popping over later than usual from #recipeoftheweek – Linky Tools went down! Thanks for linking up. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and a fresh linky is open over on the blog x

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