Tuesday 19 October 2021


I always like to bring a baked kind of present along when it comes to a good pal's birthday and knowing that my friend Henry was hosting a birthday / housewarming party and was a big fan of all things red velvet cake meant I simple HAD to make these red velvet brownies with white choc chunks! 

A super easy bake that won't take hours or leave you with a total kitchen mess and an impressive homemade, edible gift to bring a long for your nearest and dearest!


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk* discard the egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 200g roughly chopped white chocolate, I like proper choc chunk (reserving 50g to melt as topping)
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and position the oven rack in the middle of your oven.
  • Line an 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) metal baking pan with parchment paper, or line with aluminum foil and lightly grease.
  • Add the butter to a large bowl and microwave for 45-second intervals until melted. 
  • Whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder. 
  • Whisk vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  • Whisk in the egg, extra egg yolk, vanilla extract and red food coloring.
  • Carefully fold in the flour and salt using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Whisk in the vinegar. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 28-32 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean or with a few damp crumbs. 
  • Cool the brownies in the pan for at least 4 hours, or until completely cooled before slicing. 
  • For the topping melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave in short intervals (making sure not to burn it).
  • Once fully melted carefully drizzle over the brownies and allow time to set.
  • To slice, lift the bars out of the pan using the overhang of the parchment paper/aluminum foil. 
  • Then cut with a sharp knife of a cutting board AND ENJOY!

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