This week’s Moon Madness dessert is a little bit Sailor Mars, a little bit Sailor Moon. We’ve got the purple-red motif that Mars wears coupled with the sweet taste that Usagi lives for. Mars and Moon are the best of pairs, so I think it’s a good choice!
Every once in a while, I like to cheat when I bake, especially when I’m baking two desserts back to back (stay tuned for the second posting). Today’s red velvet brownies (cut in the shape of Mar’s brooch) are made easy with red velvet cake mix. Don’t worry; they still taste delicious!
Sailor Mars Red Velvet Brownies
- Red velvet cake mix
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Butter, for pan
- Plain vanilla frosting
- Red and blue food coloring gel
- Frosting tips
- Frosting bag
- Heart-shaped cookie cutters
- Aluminum foil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8×8 light metal pan with aluminum foil. Grease the inside of the pan with butter and set aside.
- Combine melted butter, water, vanilla extract, and egg in a large mixing bowl and mix for 2-3 minutes on low speed.
- Add red velvet cake mix to wet ingredients. Combine using baking spatula. DO NOT OVERMIX.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
- Let the brownies cool for at least 1 hour. Watch the “Food Fetish” episode of Sailor Moon while you wait.
- Add red and blue food coloring to frosting. Spoon frosting into frosting bag and set aside.
- Use the ends of the aluminum foil to lift the brownies from the pan. Cut brownies into heart shapes using heart-shaped cookie cutters. Save the scraps! We’ll use them for something else.
- Frost, serve, and enjoy!
Question: Who’s your favorite sailor scout?