Brown Butter Red Velvet Brownies with Brown Butter Marshmallow Frosting

A simple and easy brown butter red velvet brownie with a brown butter, marshmallow, and cream cheese frosting!
Course Bars, Dessert - brownies &amp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 20 brownies
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


For brownies:

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. flour

For frosting:

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 - 3 oz. package cream cheese softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 - 7 oz. container marshmallow fluff


  1. In a large saucepan on medium heat, melt entire 1 cup butter (half will go to the brownies, half to the frosting).
  2. Continue cooking the butter on medium heat until it turns golden brown and forms brown flecks, about 6-8 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning on the bottom.
  3. Allow butter to cool for about 5 minutes.

To prepare brownies:

  1. Divide the browned butter in half, and pour one of the halves into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, red food coloring, and vinegar to the mixing bowl, and mix until blended.
  3. Add in the eggs, and mix until well-incorporated.
  4. Add in the flour, and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour into a greased 8-inch square pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

For frosting:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, pour remaining browned butter.
  2. Beat in cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Fold in marshmallow fluff.
  4. Spread onto cooled brownies. Enjoy!