Red and Green Velvet Brownies

After attending the Duncan Hines event a few months ago, I couldn’t wait to try out their new seasonal Holiday Velvets Cake Mix. I adore cake mix brownies and knew that that was exactly how I wanted to use the cake mix! These Duncan Hines Holiday Velvet brownies are fabulous!  Have your seen this incredible cake mix at your local grocery store??? I can’t get enough of it. I decided to turn this fun cake mix into layered brownies. The end result was cute, delicious and super festive for the holiday season.

If you are looking for a cute holiday treat to give out, these are perfect!

Red and Green Velvet Brownies from ...These are so cute, festive and delicious for this holiday season!

Red and Green Velvet Brownies
These brownies are so festive and delicious for the holiday season!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box DUNCAN HINES Holiday Velvets, dry
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. evaporated milk, divided
  • ⅔ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. milk, more if needed to reach desired consistency
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar, more if needed to reach desired consistency
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.
  2. Pour the two bags of cake mix into two separate bowls.
  3. Add ½ cup of melted butter to each of the two bowls.
  4. Add 3 Tbsp. evaporated milk to each of the two bowls.
  5. Beat/stir the two bowls until they are each evenly mixed.
  6. Press Red Velvet brownie batter onto bottom of 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7 minutes.
  7. After 7 minutes. Pull out of oven and evenly sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  8. Using hands, flatten the green velvet into flat thin sections and lay over the chocolate chips. Repeat until entire top is covered with the green velvet and all the batter is used.
  9. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. You don't want to over cook.
  10. Let brownies cool then frost.
  11. TO MAKE FROSTING: Beat softened butter, milk, powdered sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Add more milk or powdered sugar as needed to reach desired consistency. Top with sprinkles if desired.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Girl I still think about meeting you on that trip all the time! And am always hoping you're doing awesome :) These brownies look great and I remember going to town on those tasting samples they gave us! I need a whole pan :) Pinned!

  2. Kelly

    Quick the list of ingredients, you mention to purchase ONE box of Duncan Hines Holiday Velvets, but in the directions, it mentions to pour ONE bag in a bowl and the other bag in another bowl? Is there two bags in the Holiday Velvets box or should we be purchasing two? By the way, I am addicted to your website - thank you for all the great recipes. :)

    1. Chef in Training

      yes one box of duncan hines holiday velvets comes with two bags inside :) Sorry for the confusion

  3. Andrea

    Red velvet + doesn't get much better than this! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Emily @ Life on Food

    Green and red brownies!! Cannot think of a better way to celebrate the holidays. So cute!

  5. Becky

    These are so perfectly festive!! I bet your kids love them too!

  6. Allison

    I have a question - do you think its definitely worth it to make the home-made icing (above) instead of buying the vanilla canned (store-bought) icing? I work FT and alot of times try and take short-cuts; however, if you think its much better tasting to do home-made icing, that is what i will do :) thanks!

    1. Chef in Training

      you can use either. I personally prefer the taste of homemade, but some people love the taste of the store bought. It is all about your personal preference :)

  7. Kay

    I still don't see the second box of cake mix mentioned. Nor do I see any mention of green cake coloring. I assume that is how you make the green layer. How much? Are there any other ingredients we should be aware of?

    1. Chef in Training

      The box of holiday velvets comes with two pouches in it. A red velvet pouch and a green velvet pouch. It is just the one box. Sorry for any confusion

  8. Leigh S.

    I'm actually making these right now and they aren't setting. Any clues? They've already been cooking for 30 minutes.

  9. Tina

    I was lucky enough to find the last box of this cake mix at the store. The brownies were delicious and so pretty!!!

    1. Jenny

      I cannot find Duncan's Hines where I live any suggestions on how I could make with dry ingredient s

  10. Amy

    I cannot find the recipe on this website ?

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that! It should be there now :)