After making the cake mix blondies I posted yesterday, I decided to use the same recipe and use a box of red velvet cake mix. I mean really, there are brownies, there are blondies, where are the “reddies” for us redheads? It was my duty to make them a thing for us! Bar fight!
Per usual, I did a search. I figured there was probably a recipe somewhere online just like that. Every time I think I’ve invented something new I do an online search and drat, a mere 1,000 people beat me to it. I’m rarely cutting edge. Sigh.
But I did a search and there were no Cake Batter Redheads! Just a Hungry Redhead with a blog who made cake batter cookies. My reddies might be something new!
The oven was already preheated, the pan was washed, dried and again primed with cooking spray. I put the ingredients into a bowl and mixed well, then spread them into a pan. Such gorgeous color! Dramatic red, I wondered what the taste would be like.
I decided not to add the white chips to these bars either. Into the oven they went, and I set the timer for 25 minutes.
I removed them from the oven and let them cool for about 30 minutes. I cut the reddies into bars and had a taste. Amazing! Rich and almost buttery, with a light chocolate flavor. If you closed your eyes you might mistake them for brownies.
My P.S. liked these better than the blondies. *snicker* He does like redheads, too. These were so pretty they were hard to resist; the pan disappeared fast. As with the blondies, I think they were good alone. But a little cream cheese frosting on top would kick up the sugar nicely if you wanted to put icing on the cake, so to speak. I know. Quit while I’m ahead.
Cake Batter Reddies
Adapted from Taste and Tell Blog
1 box red velvet cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil, egg and milk. Mix in the chips if desired. (The batter will be pretty stiff.)
Place the batter into the prepared dish. (Press down with your hands if needed to even out.) Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.