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Red Velvet Swirl Skillet Brownies for Two

A perfectly romantic treat in a perfectly sized pan, these Red Velvet Swirl Skillet Brownies for Two should be on every special occasion menu! No box mix is required to make perfectly gooey red velvet brownies swirled with a sweetened mascarpone cheese, then studded with dark and white chocolate chips.

Serves 2     adjust servings

Preparation 5m Cook Time 30m Total Time


  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mascarpone Cream

  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix in oil, egg, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla, whisking until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together mascarpone, sugar, and the egg yolk until smooth.
  3. Pour half of the brownie batter into skillet. Dollop half of the mascarpone cream on top, then pour in the remaining brownie batter. Drop spoonfuls on top and swirl them gently through the batter with a skewer or knife. Sprinkle on additional chocolate chips if desired.
  4. Bake 24-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve from the skillet, warm or at room temperature, with a scoop of ice cream.


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