top: my version
bottom: scratch recipe from smells like home.
I recently came across a photo (above) of some scrumptious looking red velvet brownies on pinterest...
recipe via smells like HOME.
They looked so delicious that I was inspired to make my own,
except I searched for a recipe with a box mix base.
I barely have time for baking right now, so fast & easy is pretty important!
The recipe I tested out can be found at Duncan Hines.
Super easy... but not so much the brownie consistency I was expecting.
1 Duncan Hines box of Red Velvet Cake mix
3/4 cup butter (melted) - that's a stick and a half!!!
1/2 cup water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can of buttercream frosting (or whatever looks good)
-preheat oven to 325 degrees F
-mix egg, butter & water in a bowl. add box mix &
stir until everything is combined, and lumps are gone.
-add chips into the mix & pour the mixture
into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan
-bake for 40-45 minutes. let cool.
-frost them up & eat!
In my bakers opinion, this recipe was definitely good, for a
rich, red velvet, chocolate cake recipe...
but the consistency was certainly not a brownie-esque.
It was actually more crumbly & messy then I had anticipated.
None-the-less, it was delicious! just not as I expected.
Next time I'll take the long route and go from scratch,
or just follow the recipe on the box as-is and make a super simple.