Red Velvet Brookies Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Red velvet brookies are the perfect all-in-one dessert! Cookies plus cake – what else do you need?

Can we all agree that life has gotten entirely too complicated?

So many choices. All the television channels and coffee flavors in the world.

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Milk made out of all the things. Soy milk, oat milk, nut milk, coconut milk.

For the love, I’m trying to save my brain energy for important stuff, but halfway into the day I realize that I’ve wasted it on choosing a latte.

It’s no wonder I’m a complete disaster. I blame it on the milks.

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I have a friend who loves cookies and red velvet cake. And it hit me that in this day and age, you shouldn’t have to choose.

We make enough choices every day as it is. So, I decided to throw caution to the wind and whip up a brookie that no one could resist.

And I baked them in cupcake tins and topped them with frosting because I’m the boss of my life.

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When in doubt, ALWAYS add frosting. And sprinkles. They just make everything a little bit better.

I realize that this is the time of year when everyone is on the pumpkin spice bandwagon, but sometimes it’s good to switch things up a bit.

A person can only handle so much cinnamon, and chocolate never goes out of style. NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS TO TASTE LIKE PUMPKIN, CAROL.

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I’ve got two kiddos in school and spend the majority of the day running around like a mad woman, so I opted for store-bought cookie dough for this particular recipe.

But if you’ve got the time and want to use your favorite homemade cookie dough, have at it. You clearly have your life together and I give you much respect.

Whatever you do, don’t skip the frosting! It sinks into the brookies and cools to a fudge-like consistency that is basically magic.


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Red Velvet Brookies Recipe

    15 Servings


  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix, (16.5 ounce)
  • 1 stick Salted Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tube Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, or Homemade Cookie Dough, chilled and divided into 15 golf-ball sized portions
For the Frosting:
  • 4 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 15 muffin tins with liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, melted butter, and evaporated milk until combined. Fill muffin tins about 1/2 full. Bake for 8 minutes.
  3. Remove cakes from oven and gently press a ball of cookie dough into the center of each. Bake for another 12-15 minutes, until the edges are set.
  4. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool.

Prepare Frosting:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in cocoa powder and evaporated milk, whisking until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour over warm brownies, dividing evenly.



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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 15 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brookie
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 170
Calories 514

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 344mg
Total Carbohydrate 71g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 32g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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