Every year my boys end up having Valentines parties in their classrooms, and I always volunteer to send in some treats. Cupcakes are all the rage right now, but I do get tired of decorating them, and I wanted to come up with a suitable (but more speedy) alternative.
The red velvet brownies I made were tested by my 3 boys, and were 100% approved for use at classroom parties. The recipe comes together nicely using a boxed cake mix, but is still just as festive and fun as cupcakes.
1 box red velvet cake mix
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix red velvet cake mix, melted butter, water and egg. Pour into 13 x 9 inch pan and bake at 325* for 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Cream butter and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
Readers, what kind of treats do you like for Valentines Day?