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Red Velvet Brownies Using Cake Mix

Effortlessly make red velvet brownies with this recipe! Transform cake mix into rich, chewy brownies for an instant, irresistible treat.

red velvet brownies

Valentine’s Day is a time when love is in the air, and the aroma of freshly baked treats fills our kitchens.

But let’s face it, not all of us are born bakers, and sometimes, the thought of creating a dessert masterpiece from scratch can be as daunting as finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for your notoriously hard-to-please aunt.

That’s where our little culinary cheat code comes in. Yes, you read that right. We’re turning a box of cake mix into a drool-worthy dessert that’s sure to impress your loved ones, and maybe even Aunt Mildred.

Now, before you start thinking that using a cake mix is some sort of baking blasphemy, let me stop you right there.

brownies from red velvet cake mix

In the world of DIY culinary hacks, this is akin to discovering you can use your hair straightener as an emergency iron (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!).

It’s all about working smarter, not harder, and these red velvet brownies are the epitome of that philosophy. Plus, let’s be honest, after the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little baking shortcut.

So, what makes these brownies so special? First off, they’re red velvet – the color of love, passion, and that lipstick you swore you’d wear but never did.

It’s a flavor that screams Valentine’s Day, but let’s not pigeonhole these beauties. They’re perfect for any holiday, or let’s be real, any day that ends in ‘y’.

Secondly, we’re talking about a recipe so easy, you could probably do it blindfolded (not recommended, but a fun thought).

In this post, I will guide you through the surprisingly simple process of turning a box of red velvet cake mix into brownies that are so moist, so delicious, and so ridiculously easy to make, you’ll be wondering why you ever bothered with those complicated recipes.

brownies with red velvet cake mix

Not only will these brownies satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also double as a perfect gift.

Imagine the look on your friend’s, partner’s, or neighbor’s face when you hand them a batch of homemade red velvet brownies.

They don’t need to know it was as easy as making a bowl of cereal; let them think you’re the next contestant on a baking reality show.

So, if you’re ready to whip up a batch of “red velvet brownies from cake mix” that are sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day (or any day, really), keep scrolling.

Trust me, your taste buds will thank you, and you might just become the new favorite in your family – take that, Aunt Mildred’s legendary fruitcake!

cake mix red velvet brownies

Here’s what you’re going to need to make this recipe:


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

These brownies can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

red velvet brownies using cake mix

I really don’t think they’re going to last that long though. They’re too good! Wouldn’t these be fun at a Valentine’s Day bake sale?

red velvet brownies with box mix

Get the printable recipe for these brownies below:

Yield: 9 brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

cake mix red velvet brownies

Whip up decadent red velvet brownies in a snap! This recipe turns cake mix into luscious brownies for a quick, scrumptious dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Square-baking-pan-greased-with-butter
  2. Melt your butter in a microwave safe bowl by heating in 20-30 second increments until fully melted.Melted butter, red velvet cake mix, white chocolate chips, vanilla, and two eggs
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add cake mix, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.Glass bowl with cake mix, vanilla, and melted butter
  4. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl and add to the mixture, stirring again until fully combined.Add eggs to the cake mix
  5. Add white chocolate chips and fold into the mixture. Mixture will be thick.White chocolate chips added to the mixture
  6. Pour mixture into the baking dish and spread with your spatula or spoon until even.Adding brownie batter to the square pan
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until edges look firm. Test with a toothpick in the center, making sure it comes out clean before removing from oven. Red velvet batter spread out in a square pan
  8. Remove brownies from oven and allow to fully cool.Red velvet brownies with white chocolate chips baked in a pan
  9. Melt remaining white chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second increments, adding a little coconut or vegetable oil if needed, and stir. Add to a piping bag or ziploc bag and cut a small sized hole.Melted white chocolate chips in a glass bowl
  10. Lightly drizzle the melted chocolate over the brownies in a zigzag motion.Drizzling white chocolate over brownies
  11. Once cooled, lift the parchment paper from the baking dish and onto a flat surface and cut into even squares.Red velvet cake mix brownies cut into squares

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 brownie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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