Holidays, Happy Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Brownies

HH & I  celebrated Valentine’s Day last weekend

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He brought me roses, so incredibly sweet…

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and I “glammed” them up with some foil heart garland inside the vase and around the blooms

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It was mild enough outside for some Valentine crafts

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Even CC, not quite 2, had to bring Valentines to her school this week

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We will be celebrating HHjr’s Valentine birthday tomorrow [you can see this Valentine table here]

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We are also going to have some Mardi Gras fun~

No matter what your plans are you want to be sure to have some treats on hand

Valentine cheese muffins thepaintedapron.com

These Valentine Cheese Muffins are always a hit

chocolate drizzle potato chips

You can always score big with  chocolate caramel covered potato chips and other forms of Man Bait

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Whip up some Ice Cream Cake Parfaits with frozen pound cake, ice cream and chocolate sauce

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Make an easy Ice Cream Sundae Pie

I decided to make some Red Velvet Brownies from foodfanatic here

Valentine brownies thepaintedapron.com

You can whip these cheesecake topped brownie treats in no time

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There are 2 layers, a thick batter made with cake mix, and a cheesecake topping

 

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Starting from upper left, going clockwise, mix the cake mix with 1 egg, 1 stick melted butter and 1 T water.  Then make the topping by beating the cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla.  Spread the thick cake mix batter in a greased 9″ x 13″ pan

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Drop the cheesecake topping on in spoonfuls and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and swirl topping and cake layers with the tip of a sharp knife, lower right.  Return to oven until just set, about 20 minutes.  Do not over bake or brownies will be dry

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

  • Servings: 24 2 inch brownies
  • Difficulty: easy
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adapted from foodfanatic.com

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 egg

1 T boiling water

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.  Combine cake mix with 1 egg, melted butter and water.  Beat to mix thoroughly.   Dough will be sticky and thick.  Press into prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese with egg, sugar and vanilla.  Drop by spoonfuls onto dough.  I used a small cookie scoop.  Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.  Use a knife to swirl cheesecake layer.  Return to oven and continue to bake for 25 more minutes or until set.

Cool completely before cutting into squares.  Keep in refrigerator in an airtight container

Store covered in the refrigerator

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Happy Valentines Day!  💗

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for another printable version of Red Velvet Brownies click here

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14 Responses to “Holidays, Happy Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Brownies”
  1. Mary says:

    Be Still My Red Velvet Heart! Your Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies look oh so tempting Jenna and one for breakfast for Valentine’s Day would be a perfect and sweet start the for the weekend! We were able to get outdoors last weekend too like your Valentine crafters but the temperatures have taken a nose dive today….Brrrrr! Hope you’re warm and cozy this weekend. ♥

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  2. Oh Jenna those brownies look so so good! Love the idea of using the red velvet cake and that topping baked in has to be soooo good! How lucky you are to be able to go outside and enjoy some time with the grandkids! We’re going through a real temperature freeze here and only expect a high of 1 on Valentine’s Day! Outdoor activity will be limited- although I believe we’ll be heading out for a dinner. Your roses are beautiful and I love the fancy center arrangement on the table and that plate with the bow!

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  3. Jill Brewster says:

    Tomorrow is also my daughter’s birthday. My husband always says that she was the best Valentine’s Day gift he ever received. Happy Birthday to your son!

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  4. marcia says:

    A Valentine’s birthday, how perfect is that!! Oh, I love all the goodies here, especially the chips…huge fan.
    Happy birthday, HHjr.

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  5. shopannies says:

    looks like a lovely valentine that you all had,
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  6. Baking In Pyjamas says:

    Those look wonderful for Valentines. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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