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Red Velvet Bars

This Grandma is Fun


  • 1 cup softened but­ter
  • cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBL which equals a 1-ounce bottle red food coloring
  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • ¼ cup unsweet­ened cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bak­ing pow­der

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 bricks of 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla I use clear vanilla so that it doesn't turn my cream cheese frosting yellow. Clear vanilla will help to keep a nice, white frosting.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and red food dye. Blend until well incorporated.
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until well blended into the cream mixture.
  • It will look like a "dough"
  • Press dough into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with a cooking spray. I like to line my pan with either aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with a cooking spray for easy removal.
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or until center is clean after inserting a toothpick.
  • Completely cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Blend cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and clear vanilla until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost on top of cooled bars.
  • May refrigerate until serving to firm up the frosting a little bit.


Recipe adapted from Chocolate Moosey
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