Spicy, fudgy brownies with red hue. Awesome with cream cheese icing.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen brownies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, ground red pepper, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat sugar, sour cream, butter, eggs, red food coloring, and vanilla together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to sour cream mixture and stir to combine. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with fudgy crumbs, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 22.9g 7% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 22.7mg 8% DV; sodium 67.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
Quick and easy. Cut the recipe in half since the whole recipe would have been too much. Added chopped walnuts which I will not do again. Maybe my walnuts were old! Like that there was little fat/oil compared to other recipes and the fact that it was easy to half recipe. The red pepper was a nice touch. I will make again when I have a sweet tooth but skip walnuts and the red food coloring. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
Quick and easy. Cut the recipe in half since the whole recipe would have been too much. Added chopped walnuts which I will not do again. Maybe my walnuts were old! Like that there was little fat/oil compared to other recipes and the fact that it was easy to half recipe. The red pepper was a nice touch. I will make again when I have a sweet tooth but skip walnuts and the red food coloring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2014
Easy to prepare pretty to look at and tasty as well. Cake like texture rather then a gooey brownie. I replaced the sour cream with yogurt the only change I made. The batter was so thick it was hard to spread out evenly in the pan I was a little worried about that but it all turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
these were amazing. i did make a couple of minor tweaks such as adding a teaspoon of ground ginger to complement the red pepper (i used cayenne it was all i had) and adding pecans because my husband wanted a brownie with nuts. the only thing that bothers me is that the red food coloring never seems to survive the baking process. i have yet to make a red velvet anything that didn't just look like regular chocolate. either way these were amazing and at the top of my go-to list for brownies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2016
Everything I wanted in a brownie this evening. Fudgy tangy and a little spice. With the great crisp on top that makes a brownie a brownie instead of a cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2016
These came out delicious! Very soft and gooey just the way I like it. The only changes I made were that I didn't add in the red pepper and I swirled cream cheese frosting on top (which I totally recommend doing!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2016
The ultimate brownie. Texture and taste altho I had to add 10 minutes in my gas oven. But the result was just perfect. Empty tray people picking at crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2017
Ours turned out a little dry but that could have been due to being a little short on butter and/or having an old gas oven. So I'm giving the 5 star based on the flavor. We nixed the food coloring substituted Greek yogurt for sour cream because that's what we had and went light on the sugar. They were very chocolaty and we liked the spicy kick. The yogurt/sour cream gives a hint of the cream cheese icing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2019
They were pretty good. The red pepper was unique with a little after bite. Didn't have any red food coloring but I don't think that would have effected the taste. Got them between cake like and gooey. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2016
WOW BEST BROWNIES I EVER MADE A FOR THIS RECIPE HONESTLY I literally made it with my 9 year old cousin and it was one of the best brownies I have ever tasted Read More