Iced Red Velvet Banana Bread

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My Iced Red Velvet Banana Bread makes the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast, snack or dessert! This banana bread gets even better when it sits in the fridge overnight. :)

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Valentine’s Day is such a fun time to make wonderful food for the special people in your life! It doesn’t have to be a romantic thing, it can just be a food thing! If you ask me, any gift no matter how small, is pretty special when given from the heart. :)

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I love banana bread! If you’re new to my blog, I love banana bread! Either way, thank you for taking the time to look at ding my blog today!

If you’re interested in checking out a few of my other banana breads such as my Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread, or maybe my Blueberry Banana Bread, or even my Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread. If you’re interested in more banana bread take a minute to search, there are many more!

Today I bring you my Iced Red Velvet Banana Bread, enjoy!

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This banana bread is so moist and tender..it’s wonderful! I always add a few miniature chocolate chips to this one. Whether you add the chocolate chips or leave them out, your banana bread will be wonderful!

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Funfetti Red Velvet Brownie Sheet Cake

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My Funfetti Red Velvet Brownie Sheet Cakes makes a delicious Valentine’s Day dessert or anytime dessert in no time at all!

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Combos of all kinds seem to be all the rage right now! The combinations being done in the food world are just so much fun! So I decided to put my own spin on some flavors that people usually love! The whole make it your own deal, you know?

With Valentine’s Day approaching soon I just had to make a few fun and slightly different combos of my own!

Did you catch my Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies last week? I had so much fun with last week’s combo dessert I wanted to make another one with a really good frosting!

So, today I have made for you a Funfetti Red Velvet Brownie Sheet Cake with a blush buttercream frosting! Also, in the buttercream frosting I have a hint of cherry and almond to make the buttercream even more incredible!

I guarantee you this buttercream frosting is guaranteed to please! Or you can always use canned frosting if you prefer.

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A couple on details first. Make sure you use a 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan that is 1-inch high to prevent overflow during baking. Spray pan generously with cooking spray.

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First put together the Valentine’s Funfetti cake batter and pour it into the prepared pan. Then put together the Red Velvet brownie batter according to the instructions below. Pour that over the Funfettii batter. Swirl batters together with the tip of a knife, pulling some cake batter to the top surface.

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While that is baking, make your buttercream frosting and set it aside. Take the cake out of the oven, let it cool completely. You can either follow my instructions below or change it however you want to.

2015-01-30-4295Now all you need to do is frost the cake and add a few more sprinkles. :)

Put the cake in the fridge until you serve it. Cut the cake, serve and ENJOY!

Funfetti Red Velvet Brownie Sheet Cake

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1 Valentine’s Funfetti Cake Mix, of any variety of Funfetti

3/4 cup water or milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 Red Velvet Cake Mix

1/4 cup chocolate milk or water

1/3 cup oil

2 large eggs

3 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter (preferably unsalted)

3/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 – 1 teaspoon cherry extract (start with 1/2 teaspoon, adding 1/4 teaspoon more at a time)

1/4 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

2-4 tablespoons milk

Valentine’s sprinkles, if desired

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with cooking spray. The sides of the pan must be 1-inch high to prevent overflow when baking!

2. Beat the Funfetti cake mix, 3/4 cup water or milk, 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs in large bowl using a stand mixer, or with a hand held electric mixer on medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Stir by hand, red velvet cake mix, 1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup oil and 2 large eggs in a medium bowl only until blended. Swirl batters with tip the tip of a knife, pulling some cake batter to top surface.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

4. Using a stand mixer, or a hand held mixer beat the powdered sugar, flavored extracts, and milk together. Beat for about 3 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved. Frost cake, decorate with sprinkles and refrigerate until serving.

Makes 16-24 servings

 *If you want a brighter frosting simply add red food coloring 1 drop at a time beating after each addition.

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Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies

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My Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies are such a great treat for Valentine’s Day! How can you go wrong with Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

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Ah yes Brookies, a cookie and brownie in one. What a wonderful delight! A lot of people LOVE Red Velvet, my youngest is one of them. So I decided weeks ago I needed to make a few Red Velvet delights for the approaching Valentine’s holiday.

Being that so many people LOVE Red Velvet, brownies and chocolate chip cookies – I just knew I had to do Red Velvet Brookies!

For those of you who aren’t crazy about Red Velvet, please try these anyway! The homemade chocolate chip cookie dough paired with a freshly baked Red Velvet brownie might just be enough to win you over. It sure worked for me!

Although I was thinking Valentine’s Day when I made these, they could be made for any holiday you want! Simply change up the ingredients and colors a bit and you have a whole new Brookie to enjoy!

Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookies, enjoy!

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As you can see I used a few Valentine’s Day sprinkles and M&M’s…but not too many.

really wanted the wonderful flavors of Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip Cookie to come through and be enjoyed!

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One little Red Velvet (Valentine’s) Brookie all by itself. Just waiting to be eaten. :)

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These Brookies are SO moist and SO wonderful, it’s hard to put into words!

If you don’t want to use homemade cookie dough you can always use 16 ounces of refrigerated cookie dough.

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Be sure to let your Brookies cool completely and they shouldn’t crack on you. I have some cracks as you can see in the pictures, because the Brookies were not completely cooled. Let’s just say I was working against the clock here. Sun seems to be in limited quantity here in Minnesota, especially lately!

Red Velvet Valentine’s Brookies

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Red Velvet Brownies:

1 Red Velvet Cake Mix

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup milk

2 large eggs

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, preferably unsalted

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 large egg, room temp

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix

1 cup miniature chocolate chips

2 tablespoons Valentine’s Day sprinkles

1/4 – 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate M&M’s, or any kind you prefer

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Mix together the brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. With a mixer or by hand, slowly add the flour, salt, baking soda, and instant pudding mix. Mix until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix until both are evenly distributed through dough. Or take out refrigerated cookie dough to warm up a bit. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl,  mix together the red velvet cake mix, vegetable oil, milk and egg until smooth and thick batter is achieved. Keep in mind this will be thick because it’s a brownie batter.

4. Spread the batter in the lined baking pan or sprayed baking pan. I strongly recommend using parchment paper here. Set aside.

5. You only need 16 ounces of cookie dough, the size most refrigerated cookie dough comes in. If making homemade cookie dough, take a few ounces off and use to bake a large cookie or anything you want. Using a small cookie scoop begin scooping small balls of cookie dough placing them on top of the red velvet mixture, press down slightly. Repeat process until you have used 16 ounces of cookie dough. Cover as much of the red velvet brownie mixture as possible. Sprinkle with 1/4-1/2 cup M&M’s, if desired. See note below.

6. Bake 42-47 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean. Cool on cooling rack for 30-45 minutes before cutting and serving.

*You can sprinkle the M&M’s on top of the mixture at the end, like I did OR you can mix them into the cookie dough when mixing in the miniature chocolate chips and sprinkles. Keep in mind the M&M’s sprinkled on top at the end may crack during the baking process. If you don’t like that simply mix them into your cooking dough.

 

 

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Red Velvet Oreo Bars

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Moist red vlevet bars topped with just the right amount of cream cheese Oreo frosting, and melted chocolate, finished off with a few more miniature chips, and Valentine’s Day sprinkles just for fun! 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Are you a red velvet lover? If you are, these bars are right up your alley. Red Velvet is just such a nice pleasant flavor. Don’t you think? There are a lot of people out there who LOVE red velvet, and I mean LOVE it! I know a few of those people. :)

My youngest son is one of those people. There’s just something about red velvet he absolutely loves, and I know a lot of you out there are the exact same way!

Red velvet everything has been all over the internet lately, so I just kind of went with what flavors I thought would make most people happy.

So let’s get started…

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Cherry Red Velvet Cake Cups

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These pretty cups make for a great Valentine’s dessert! Red Velvet jazzed up just a bit makes these cake cups wonderfully delicious!!

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Red Velvet seems to be one of those flavors so many people just love! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, right?

But, Red Velvet and cherry? It’s the same as chocolate and cherry, so why not? The two flavors are delicious together! Red Velvet is of course all the rage right now with Valentine’s Day coming up in a few weeks. So enjoy. :)

Keep in mind you can serve this dessert like I did as cake cups, regular cake, or of course cupcakes. Plenty of options, all of which would be excellent!

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Chunky Peppermint Bark Red Velvet Cookies

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This cookie is based on a traditional Southern favorite, Red velvet cake. Adding chunky peppermint bark pieces to these cookies makes them just about PERFECT for the Holiday Season! 

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I know there are a lot of Red velvet fans out there! It’s just one of those flavors that makes so many people happy, and that’s a wonderful thing!

If you’re like me and you like mint, but don’t always love it, you will LOVE the Dove Peppermint Bark in these cookies! If you’re already a fan of Dove Peppermint Bark and LOVE it, you will go CRAZY over how good this chocolate is in these cookies!!

There’s a slightly crunchy, dark chocolate bottom on these candies and it is wonderful! You want the pieces of chocolate kind of chunky, it just makes the cookie so much more indulgent. :)

Hope you enjoy!

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