Fudge Brownies W/ Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Cassie *


My daughter gave me the idea of using strawberry cream cheese frosting on these decadent, moist, fudgy brownies and they turned out fantastic...

You can use a chocolate fudge type frosting on these as well, or none at all...they are one delicious brownie!


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1/2 c
1/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 c
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp
instant coffee powder or granules


1 1/2 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1 stick
plus 2 tablespoons butter
1/4 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened
2 c
1 c
chocolate chips - i use giaradelli
2 tsp


1- 8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 - 1 1/2 tsp
strawberry extract or to taste
2 c
confectioners' sugar
cream or milk to thin to desired consistency

How to Make Fudge Brownies W/ Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1In a medium saucepan - add sugar and cocoa and mix well. Now, add the water and mix until smooth. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 3 minutes, stirring often so as not to boil over. Then simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the coffee granules and salt. Set aside.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. ( You can skip this step if not going to remove from pan to cut, I just think it makes it easier and saves less mess.) If not lining, spray the dish regardless.
  • 3In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside
  • 4In a medium bowl, melt the butter in a microwave, add to this the oil and 3/4 cup of cocoa, stir until smooth. Stir in sugar and add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Stir in vanilla and then stir in flour a little at a time, until well combined.
  • 5Now, stir in the chocolate syrup you made in saucepan. Add the chocolate chips. Mix until all is well combined.
  • 6Spread into prepared baking dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  • 7Cool completely.

    Make frosting:

    In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add in the strawberry extract and 2 cups of confectioners' sugar a little at a time. Beat until nice and smooth. Thin out with some cream or milk if need be, or until you reach desired consistency.
  • 8Remove cooled brownies from pan and spread with frosting or can frost each individual brownie as you cut them...they are delicious without frosting as well.

    Note: You don't have to line the pan with foil...I just like to be able to take these from the pan and cut, so much easier that way.

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