Gluten-Free Red Velvet Brownies for Two

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Warm and fudgy Gluten-Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies are the perfect dessert to share with someone special. So easy to whip up fast, this decadent treat is baked in ramekins and makes just two servings!

An ice cream-topped red velvet brownie in a ramekin with a spoon in it.

Why You’ll Love These Red Velvet Brownies

This dessert is sure to please any red velvet lover or any chocolate lover or any brownie lover or anyone you love that you want to share it with. That is if you want to share! Here’s why…

  • Makes just two. If you don’t want to make a whole batch of red velvet brownies, this is perfect. It’s seriously one of the best gluten-free dessert recipes for two because it makes just a pair of red velvet brownies.
  • Quick and easy. You can whip up the batter in just a few minutes and pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes, then enjoy right away. No need to fuss with layers and frosting a whole red velvet cake.
  • Easy gluten free treat. No, GF baking doesn’t have to be complicated. This recipe is super simple and made with basic ingredients.
  • So fudgy. The perfect balance of ingredients and taking care not to overbake ensures you end up with a gooey, fudgy brownie with a lightly chocolaty flavor. It’s not super rich chocolate, but has that characteristic tang of red velvet.
  • Cuisine Inspiration: American
  • Primary Cooking Method: Oven
  • Dietary Info: Gluten-free
  • Skill Level: Easy

Need more red velvet treats? Try Gluten Free Red Velvet Cookies or Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes!

A Red Velvet Brownie in a ramekin with a bite being picked up on a small spoon.

How to Make Gluten Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies

For this recipe, the only special gluten-free ingredients you’ll need are almond flour and brown rice flour. So grab those, a small bowl and some ramekins, and I’ll give you a quick overview of how you’ll make them.

  • Cream the ingredients. Beat the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then blend in the egg, and increase the speed to medium-high for a few minutes until the mixture is pale.
  • Make it chocolaty. Now blend in the cocoa powder, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla that gives red velvet brownies their characteristic color and flavor.
  • Add dry ingredients. Mix in the almond flour, brown rice flour, and salt until combined.
  • Divide and bake. Split the batter between two ramekins and bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes or until barely set, but still fudgy in the center.
  • Enjoy. Serve while still warm just as-is, or try some of my serving suggestions below.
Looking down at two red velvet mug brownies each with a spoon in it and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Tips and Variations

Here are a few things to remember when making this recipe:
  • Whip it good. The key to these gluten-free brownies is to whip the egg and sugar mixture until it’s thick. It should also be light in color. This will take a few minutes.
  • Make it easier to mix. Since you are making a small batch in a small bowl, if your hand mixer will operate with only one of the beater blades, that is what I would suggest.
  • Bake in the right size container. I like baking the red velvet brownies in 6 ounce ramekins.
  • Don’t overbake. You’ll want to slightly underbake them so that they are totally ooey gooey, and then serve them right away.
  • Add more chocolate. Before baking the brownies, sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of chocolate chips over the top. You can use any kind you like, but white chocolate gives a nice pop of color.
A spoon picking up a bite of gooey red velvet mug brownie form a ramekin.

Serving Suggestions

These red velvet brownies are so rich and fudgy that they are a treat all on their own. But it’s never a bad idea to make them even more over-the-top decadent. Here are some ideas…

A red velvet brownie baked in a ramekin topped with a scoop of ice cream melting into it.
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies for Two

Warm and fudgy Gluten-Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies are the perfect dessert to share with someone special. So easy to whip up fast, this decadent treat is baked in ramekins and makes just two servings!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice flour
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer (use only one beater blade, if possible) on low speed until combined, then increase speed slowly to medium-high and mix until until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and beat on medium high for a minute or two, until light in color.
  • Add the the cocoa powder, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla and beat on medium speed until combined and one uniform color.
  • Add the almond flour, brown rice flour, and salt, and mix on medium-low speed until combined.
  • Divide evenly between two ramekins, and place ramekins on a baking sheet
  • Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes or until barely set, but still fudgy in the center.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies for Two
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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41 Comments
  1. I had to show your post to my husband! He drooled!:) I think this is a great dish! The recipe sounds delicious but your beautiful pictures sealed the deal! Love this!

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Thank you so much, Lisa. I apologize for any excessive drool around your house. 😉

  2. Jennifer

    Thank you for sharing this… I want to make it but I looked and I do not have any Brown Rice Flour and it’s way too cold here in Michigan to drive to the store for brown rice flour…..Any suggestions?

    Thank you,

    Jennifer

      1. Jennifer

        Thank you for getting back with me so quickly… After I made my comment I found another comment with someone using Sorghum Flour. Went downstairs and found a jar of it…..Once the eggs and butter are at room temperature I will be whipping up a batch.

        Thank you

  3. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Happy Valentines’ Day! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Claire @ Kitchen Options

    5 stars
    Oh my, I’m already drooling. The red velvet + ice cream = heaven! I can already imagine myself eating more than I should be.

  5. I’ve got to make these! Red Velvet is my favorite way to have chocolate! And our Valentine’s Day (evening) will be much the same as yours, only it’s with two of our grandsons who will be visiting us to do some snowboarding. So, assuming I survived being on the slopes with them all day, I’m thinking whatever we have will be around 5:30 or 6pm, and we’re all going to bed early 🙂

  6. Brianne, love the idea of red velvet brownies in a cup!! these look great and LOVE that you made these with almond meal and brown rice flour!!! I love both! we usually do the valentine’s dinner date in but this year we are going out! but we’re going out a few days before . . yeah not a fan of going out the day of. . too crazy and too much $$. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  7. I’m so glad I could help in your hunt for a red velvet dessert. Now I need to make your version too. It looks absolutely wonderful!!

  8. What a terrific small batch recipe for Valentine’s Day! I think I’d have to double it, though, as one would not be enough!! We LOVE red velvet.

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