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Red velvet brownies

Red velvet brownies

A twist on the classic American cake recipe, this combines all the goodness of a Red Velvet cake in brownie form. They're soft, gooey in the middle and delightfully rich and indulgent.

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Vegetarian
  • Makes16
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook1 hr 20 mins
  • Total time1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 150g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 300g raw beetroot, peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 300g Food Thoughts Cacao Melts 70% Cacao
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 220g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt

FOR THE SOFT CHEESE SWIRL

  • 150g soft cheese
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tbsp self-raising flour, sifted

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5, and grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm square tin. Steam the beetroot over a pan of boiling water for 30-40 minutes, until tender, then purée in a small food processor until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the Cacao Melts and butter in a bowl set over a pan of water (or melt gently in a bowl in the microwave). Add the vanilla extract then set aside to cool slightly (you might need to add a little of this to the beetroot to help it become smooth).

  3. Whisk the muscovado sugar and eggs together in a medium bowl, using electric beaters or in the bowl of a freestanding mixer, for 3-5 minutes, until light and frothy. Add in the cacao mixture and beetroot, and continue to whisk until combined. Sift in the cocoa powder, self-raising flour and salt, and fold through.

  4. Prepare the soft cheese swirl by beating the soft cheese, caster sugar, egg and flour in a bowl. Pour the chocolate batter into the prepared tin, then drizzle over the cream cheese mixture and drag a cutlery knife through it to create a marbled effect. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a crust has formed. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely before slicing into 16 squares.

Nutritional

Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,345kJ/ 323kcals

Fat

20g

Saturated Fat

12g

Carbohydrates

30g

Sugars

23g

Fibre

2.8g

Protein

5g

Salt

0.5g

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