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Red Velvet Mochi Brownies

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Red velvet mochi brownies are a cross between decadent red velvet brownies and Japanese mochi. A sweet treat that is simple to make and oh so delicious.

red velvet mochi brownies on a safety grater

This post is sponsored by Foodland Hawai’i. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

I mean who doesn’t love a good brownie? Let alone a red velvet brownie? And then cross that with yummy Japanese mochi. Oh man it’s a match made in heaven.

If you’re a sucker for sweets like I am then this recipe is for you. You can also check out my recipe for the original flavored mochi brownies.

red velvet mochi brownies in a pan

What is red velvet?

Red velvet is a red to reddish-brown tangy chocolate vanilla mixed flavor that began in cakes. It has now become a flavor for so many things like mochi waffles, cake pops, and cookies.

What is mochi?

Mochi is a Japanese confectionery treat made of pounded sweet rice. A chichi dango mochi is a popular way to prepare mochi in Hawai’i.

maika'i organic pure cane sugar

Ingredients for red velvet mochi brownies

red velvet mochi brownies ingredients

Tips and tricks

  1. All purpose flour WILL NOT work as a substitute in this recipe.
  2. Be sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder.
  3. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can make your own using 1 ½ cup milk with 1 ½ tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice.
  4. If you only have salted butter, omit the added salt.
  5. Beetroot can be used to color the batter if you would prefer not to use food coloring.
  6. Gel food coloring helps prevent changing the consistency of the batter. You can use liquid food coloring, but you may need a larger amount.
red velvet mochi brownies cut piece

How to store red velvet mochi brownies?

Once brownies have completely cooled, place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5-7 days.

Things to serve with mochi brownies?

An all time favorite is to make it ala mode by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Another great option would be to sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Can you freeze red velvet mochi brownies?

Although mochi brownies can be frozen, it often changes the texture of the brownies when defrosted. So I’d prefer not to.

red velvet mochi brownies on a white plate

How to make red velvet mochi brownies?

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. To a large mixing bowl add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. To another bowl add buttermilk, butter, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined.
  5. Grease an 8×8 baking pan. Pour batter into pan.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!
red velvet mochi brownies on a safety grater

Red Velvet Mochi Brownies

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Red velvet mochi brownies are a cross between decadent red velvet brownies and Japanese mochi. A sweet treat that is simple to make and oh so delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Maika'i Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 cup mochiko flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon red gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F.
    2. To a large mixing bowl add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, Whisk to combine and set aside.
    3. To another bowl add buttermilk, butter, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar. Whisk to combine.
    4. Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined.
    5. Grease an 8x8 baking pan. Pour batter into pan.
    6. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    7. Cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

Notes

*Buttermilk can be made with 1 1/2 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on February 14th, 2021

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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