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Red Velvet Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting

red velvet blondies cut into squares

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert idea? Try these Red Velvet Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting! They’re easy to put together and they’re indulgent like any good Valentine’s dessert should be. Make ’em in fun heart shapes with a simple cookie cutter or cut into traditional squares – either way, these are bound to please!

Ingredients

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For the Red Velvet Blondies:

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces (113 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 ounces (½ cup / 113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (240 grams) Domino® Confectioners Sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177ºC). Line a square 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. Prepare the Red Velvet Blondie Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well blended. The mixture will resemble wet sand. Add in the egg and vanilla and whisk to combine. Add in the red food coloring and mix well until the batter is a uniform color. Add in the flour, cocoa powder and salt, stirring with a wooden spoon until just blended and no dry flour spots appear
  3. Bake: Scrape batter into the prepared baking pan and press gently into corners to form an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Cool blondies completely before frosting
  4. Prepare cream cheese frosting: In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric or stand mixer until smooth and creamy. With the mixer on low speed, add the sifted confectioners sugar, ½ cup at a time, until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla extract and pinch of salt and beat until well blended
  5. Frost: Once the blondies have cooled completely, top with the frosting and smooth the top to create an even layer. Add sprinkles, if desired. Cut into 16 squares or use festive cookie cutters to cut out shapes and serve

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Notes

  • Store frosted blondies in the fridge for up to 5 days. Leave at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving
  • Blondies and frosting can be made ahead of time. Wrap blondies tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to days. Cover frosting tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and store in the fridge up to 5 days before using

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