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Easy Valentine Treat Recipe — Red Velvet Brownies

Hi friends! I’m so thrilled Jen has asked me to be a regular contributor here at TT&J, I thought I would celebrate with these gorgeous Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies. They come together in a snap, and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day 

Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Recipe

Makes one 8×8 pan of brownies


1 box of Duncan Hines Signature Red Velvet Cake Mix (18.25 oz)

1 cup (2 sticks) of melted butter

1 whole egg, plus two egg yolks

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup of water

Powdered sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray 8×8 clear glass baking pan with non stick spray. Use parchment paper to line pan so brownies can easily be removed later and cut into squares.

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low just until combined.

Pour brownie batter into parchment paper lined pan and smooth top.

Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes. Take care not to over bake.

Let brownies cool and cover, then refrigerate overnight or pop in the freezer for an hour or two.

Once brownies are chilled, remove from pan and cut into squares using a serrated knife.

Dust brownie squares with powdered sugar. Optional, but looks so pretty!

Thanks Melissa!! I am SO thrilled to have you as a monthly contributor. I adore your style and ideas!!
Here are some reasons you will ADORE following along with No. 2 Pencil :

DIY Rustic Kissing Booth Sign

Dr. Pepper Chili

Googly Hearts Garland

Thanks Melissa!! 

Be sure to head over to No. 2 Pencil for more amazing ideas.

Have a Delicious Day!! 


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  1. I don’t have a glass 8×8 pan. How could I make this work for a metal 13×9?

    • I made these tonight and they were delicious. However, when I make them again, I will bake them in a 9×13 pan bc I thought they were too thick in the 8×8 pan.

  2. Thanks so much for letting me share, Jen! These were so quick and easy to make, I know you guys will love them! Thanks for all the kind comments!!!

  3. I will be making these goodies for my “Valentines”. They look so yummy!! t

  4. Those brownies look delish! Can’t wait to try!


  5. kleinworthco says:

    Oh yes- brownies YUM, add red velvet & they turn into OMG- DIVINE!!

  6. Red Velvet Brownies! And I just came across beetroot brownies: http://forkthecookbook.com/recipes/beetroot-brownies-4f1a3 . I wonder if I can make a combination of both! Thanks for the Vday idea :)

  7. Red velvet brownies… oh my word. Can it get better than this? Yum.

  8. OMgoodness!!! These look so deliciously tempting!! I would seriously need to eat these and be on a treadmill at the same time :)

  9. Those look so good! I never thought of making brownies from a cake mix…so smart!

  10. Red Velvet Brownies…delish!


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