Ok it’s official I can’t keep my mouth closed any longer lol. I have been dying to tell you guys about a new exciting opportunity that recently came into my life. Just to catch you guys up to speed lets take a quick trip down memory lane lol……Now I’m sure you remember my super yummy Gingerbread Cupcakes I posted in December in collaboration with Rodelle; well guess what?! In January I officially became a Brand Ambassador for Rodelle!!!! I know I know its super exciting and I’m so glad to be apart of such a superior brand. I’m joining a long list of talented ladies who are also brand ambassadors; you can learn more about Rodelle and my fellow ambassadors by clicking here or the Rodelle Ambassador badge located under my photo & bio.
I started using Rodelle’s Vanilla Extract after stumbling upon it in the grocery store one day…..I’m always looking for new products to try so I decided to give it a whirl and I must say I fell in love instantly! I’ve never looked back. Rodelle’s Vanilla Extract is absolutely amazing and takes my baked goods to an entirely different level.
My favorite product to use when baking would have to be the Rodelle Vanilla Paste….it is super concentrated and full of tiny vanilla beans. I was so excited when I first got it that I actually tasted a little on my finger 🙂 I’m dying to make some no churn vanilla ice cream with the Rodelle Vanilla Beans….stay tuned that recipe is coming soon!
Rodelle has a ton of different products good for baking and cooking! I received an amazing package from Rodelle in the mail and will be sharing my goodies with you guys tomorrow on my instagram and snapchat. Make sure to check it out.
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love baking sweets for people….. especially my hun bun. This year I have a few recipes in the works but I wanted to create something super delicious for todays special announcement. I come from a southern family and growing up I had my fair share of Red Velvet cake but never a Red Velvet Brownie with the same taste….The red velvet brownies that I’ve come across are normally on the chocolate side which don’t get me wrong is still great but I really wanted the old fashion taste I’ve come to know and love in a brownie form…..so I kid you not guys it took me 5 times but I got it! I tested this recipe over and over until it was perfect and I can’t wait for you guys to try it. It’s is everything you love about the traditional southern red velvet cake and more. I even added a cream cheese frosting with chopped pecans….you can’t get more southern than that lol.
It’s super easy to make and will be gone within hours lol….trust me! I’m actually going to be making some more really soon for my family and boyfriend. It’s highly addictive so beware of that first bite. Now for this recipe I ended up using three Rodelle products (Vanilla Paste, Vanilla Extract, and the Baking Cocoa) and guess what you’re in luck because I am giving away these products for Valentine’s Day to one lucky winner! The giveaway starts today and ends on February 14, 2017. So make sure to get your entries in if you want to try these amazing products (products shown below).
Now lets get started on the recipe! Like I said its super easy and takes very little time to make. First lets start by melting the white chocolate, butter, and vegetable oil in a microwave. Make sure to stir the melted mixture until fully combined.
Next lets cream our sugar and butter mixture; then add your egg and buttermilk. Make sure to cream this until fully combined. Add your Rodelle Vanilla Paste and distilled vinegar and mix well.
Now we need to prepare our dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine flour, Rodelle Baking Cocoa, salt, and baking powder until well combined. Next add the flour mixture a little at a time until fully combined. Add red food coloring until desired color is met (I used the whole bottle lol). Add brownie batter to a greased baking pan. ****In the pictures and video I used a pyrex glass baking dish; I HIGHLY recommend you used a metal pan for this recipe. The pyrex dish calls for longer cooking times; also through testing I found the dish caused uneven baking for the brownies***** Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.
Now onto the cream cheese frosting! In a separate bowl add room temperature cream cheese, confectioners sugar, Rodelle Vanilla Extract, and buttermilk. Mix until smooth.
Remove brownies from the oven and allow to cool before adding your frosting. Top with chopped pecans and enjoy!
Like I said easy right?! Please don’t get intimidated by this recipe its really delicious and everyone will love it. Plus it’s red and perfect for Valentine’s Day. Now…. onto this giveaway that I know you guys are dying to hear more about! I think the easiest thing for me to do is use rafflecopter so click the link to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day recipe? Let me know in the comments below! Also tag me on social media by using #margaritasontherocks if you decide to try this recipe! Make sure to check out the other delicious recipes from my blogger friends below!
- 1 3/4 cup Flour
- 1 tsp Rodelle Baking Cocoa
- 1/4 tsp Vinegar
- 1 Egg
- 3 tbsp Buttermilk
- 1 cup Brown Sugar Light
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Melted Butter
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Rodelle Vanilla Paste
- 2 cups Confectioner Sugar
- 4 oz Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
- 1 tbsp Rodelle Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- In a bowl melt white chocolate, butter, and vegetable oil; stir mixture until well combined.
- Add brown sugar and cream.
- Next add egg and buttermilk; mix well.
- To the same bowl add Rodelle Vanilla Paste and distilled vinegar.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and Rodelle Baking Cocoa.
- Add dry ingredients to bowl with wet ingredients a little at a time until fully combined.
- Add red food coloring until desired color is met. (I used the whole bottle)
- Add brownie batter to a greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Do not over bake.
- While brownies are in the oven add cream cheese, confectioner sugar, Rodelle Vanilla Extract, and buttermilk to a bowl and mix until smooth.
- Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool before adding frosting; top with chopped pecans.