Red Velvet Cake Waldorf Astoria

Recipe: Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Flakes

Spring doesn’t only mean fruity flavours. Try chocolate making at home by having a go at this brownie recipe. Made with delicious organic milk melting chocolate and white chocolate flakes it’s nearly (but not quite!) as good as our Chocolate Making Party Kit.

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INGREDIENTS

For the brownies:
110g organic milk melting chocolate
170g butter
400g sugar
4 large eggs
190g all-purpose flour
Few drops of red food colouring
1½ tsps baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

For the cream cheese frosting:
300g full fat cream cheese
150g unsalted butter
45g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
White chocolate flakes

 

DIRECTIONS

For the brownies:
1) Preheat oven to 150°C. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with aluminium foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches of foil to extend over the sides; lightly grease the foil
2) Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl for 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals
3) Whisk in the sugar
4) Add the eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition
5) Gently stir in the flour and next 4 ingredients
6) Pour mixture into prepared pan
7) Bake at 150°C for 44 to 48 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack (takes about 2 hours)
8)Lift the brownies from the pan using the foil sides as handles; gently remove foil

For the cream cheese frosting:
1) Place the butter in a large bowl with the caster sugar
2) Beat the butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes until light and creamy
3) Then beat in the cream cheese until smooth
4) Stir in the vanilla extract
5) Spread the cream cheese frosting on top of the brownies, and cut into 16 squares
6) Garnish with white chocolate flakes

 

[Images provided by Red Velvet Cake, prepared by Waldorf Astoria New York ]