I am having so much fun trying new recipes that have a cake mix base. These Red Velvet Brownies made from Cake Mix are easy and taste amazing.
Red Velvet Brownies From Cake Mix
I love simple, easy recipes that turn out amazing! These brownies are chewy and yummy! Thankfully, they only make an 8x8 pan of brownies because these did not last very long in the house.
Paired with a cold glass of milk, these are a wonderful treat. You could also cut these brownies out in heart shapes if you wanted to use them for Valentine's Day.
One thing I love about Cake Mix recipes is you don't have to measure out flour, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder, all purpose flour, and all the other ingredients needed for brownies.
No need to separate wet ingredients and dry ingredients. With this red velvet brownie recipe everything goes together in own bowl AND everything is a pantry basic ingredient.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic Red Velvet Brownie recipe! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Red Velvet Cake Mix
- Unsalted Butter
- Brown Sugar
Optional Garnish - Cream cheese frosting, heart sprinkles, powdered sugar
We found the brownies to have a great red color. if you want them even more red you can add in a few drops of red food coloring.
- KitchenAid Mixer or Hand Mixer and Large Mixing Bowl
- 8x8 or 9x9 Baking Pan
- Whisk and spoon to stir everything together.
- Toothpick to confirm the brownies are done
- Parchment Paper
How to Make Red Velvet Brownies From Cake Mix
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or a stand mixer. I used our KitchenAid Mixer to help combine this batter. It is super thick.
- Pour batter into a 9x9 baking dish.
- Bake at 375°F.
We hope these Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownie's become your new favorite treat. They taste great and have such a nice flavor.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: You can prepare brownie batter the day before and store it in the refrigerator until baking the next day, but doing so may yield fudgier and denser brownies, so keep this in mind if you have a preference for texture when it comes to your brownies.
Storage: Keep leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature or the fridge, and enjoy them within four days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Freeze leftover brownies in an airtight, freezer-safe container and enjoy them within three months. For individual, grab-and-go servings, cut them into squares and wrap them in a snug layer of plastic or aluminum foil before freezing.
How to Reheat: If you prefer warm, fresh-from-the-oven brownies, reheat them in ten-second intervals in the microwave until warm. Let any frozen brownies thaw overnight in the fridge.
Substitutions: We used Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet Cake Mix, but you can use any brand you like.
Vegetarian Option: Use a boxed cake mix labeled vegetarian to make this recipe vegetarian.
Vegan Option: Make this recipe vegan using a vegan boxed cake mix, and replace the butter and eggs with plant-based alternatives.
Gluten-Free: Opt for a gluten-free red velvet cake mix to make this recipe safe for a gluten-free diet.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: We use one red velvet cake mix box to make 16 servings.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 14 grams of sugar per serving. Use a sugar-free red velvet cake mix and a sugar-free alternative to brown sugar to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies
- Don’t skip melting your butter before mixing it into the batter! Cold butter does not incorporate well.
- Add white chocolate chips or swirl softened cream cheese to the batter before baking for some extra pizzazz.
What to Serve with Red Velvet Brownies From Cake Mix
These Red Velvet Brownies begin with a box of cake mix and are the perfect pick-me-up ending to any meal! Here are some menu pairing suggestions.
Sides: BLT Pasta Salad, Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, Air Fryer Asparagus, Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams, Southern Style Green Beans, Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Rice, Crockpot Bourbon Baked Beans, Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing, Crockpot Corn Pudding
Main Dishes: Pringles Chicken, Bacon Pot Pie, Crock Pot Ribs, Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs, Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich, Crock Pot Steak Stroganoff, Crock Pot Spinach Lasagna, Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings, Crockpot Mushroom Pasta Casserole, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
When to Serve
Great Valentine’s Day Desserts
Red Velvet Brownies with Cake Mix
- Combine all ingredients together. I used our KitchenAid Mixer to help combine this batter. It is super thick.
- Pour batter into an 9X9 baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees