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Strawberry Brownies – Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

These Strawberry Brownies make a perfect Valentine’s Day treat but they are great any time of the year. Chocolate brownies are covered with cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh strawberry chunks and some melted chocolate!
These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

Valentine’s Day is the holiday we, me and my hubby, have never missed once since we met each other. No, not because we are hopeless romantics. Sorry to ruin everything right from the bat, ha! It’s just that my birthday is on February 15th so we kinda figured that the day of love is a perfect way to extend our celebration. Smart, huh?

These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

On Valentine’s day, we make a romantic dinner and spend time together, without any distractions from the outside world. Not anymore, though, since our little baby boy was born, but I bet we will be sending him to grandma’s when he is a little bit older. Shh, he doesn’t know about that yet. While on the actual birthday day we spend time with friends and family. Everyone is happy!

These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

I also have some sort of tradition to make a special dessert for the day of love. In 2014 it was Red Velvet Tiramisu Brownies and Pomegranate Glazed Chocolate Donuts, in 2015 Red Velvet Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes, in 2016 I was super busy with my then 3-month-old baby so we got something from a cake shop, and this year it’s Strawberry Brownies!

These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

I already tested these beauties a few times throughout January and now I can say that the recipe is perfected. What? Where did those batches go? Um, I gave them to a good friend of mine. Yes, to a friend. I’m sure about it. Don’t you dare to think that they ended up in my mouth!

These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

These brownies are amazing, I’m telling you. Not only they look fantastic, but the taste is out-of-this-world too. The foundation is intense chocolate brownies, which are covered with cream cheese frosting, which is topped with fresh strawberry chunks, which are drizzled with some melted bittersweet chocolate. Is it possible not to love them? I don’t think so.

These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

Strawberry Brownies will brighten any Valentine’s Day table. You’ll see hearts in the eyes of your precious one when he will take a bite of this pleasant chocolate-cream cheese-strawberry mess. Seriously. You can even smear these brownies on his body and lick em off. Or maybe don’t.

I really recommend you to try these strawberry cream cheese brownies even if Valentine’s Day has already passed. They are perfect any time of the year! These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com

5 from 2 votes
These Strawberry Brownies feature a chocolate brownie base covered with a cream cheese layer and topped with strawberries and melted chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | yummyaddiction.com
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Strawberry Brownies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
These Strawberry Brownies consist of a chocolate brownie base, covered with a cream cheese frosting, and topped with strawberry chunks and melted chocolate!
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
For the chocolate brownies:
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 7 oz. (200g) bittersweet chocolate , broken into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 8 oz. (225g) cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar , sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
For the topping:
  • 1 lb (450g) strawberries , cut into chunks
  • melted bittersweet chocolate , for drizzling
Instructions
The chocolate brownies:
  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9 x 9-inch (23 x 23cm) baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes or more.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, and brown sugar, until blended. Add the vanilla extract and the butter-chocolate mixture and mix until combined. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt right into the batter and mix until smooth.
  4. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and level the top with a spatula. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool before spreading the cream cheese mixture.
The cream cheese frosting:
  1. Beat together the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and cream and mix well.

The assembly:
  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled chocolate brownie foundation. Arrange the strawberry chunks and top with some melted chocolate. Chill before serving. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The chocolate brownie adapted from Fat Witch Brownies by Patricia Helding, the cream cheese frosting adapted from Annies Eats

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    January 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Normally, I only like brownies for about 10 seconds after they come out of the oven.. but these look SPECTACULAR! I love the strawberries on top.. that’s brilliant

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    January 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Oh, Wow! These are just beautiful! Chocolate and berries is such a heavenly combination, but this is over the top!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Yup, this combo is made in heaven!

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    Julie
    January 24, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Such a photogenic dessert. Yummy combination of flavors for sure.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      I am glad you liked it, Julie!

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    swathi
    January 24, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Delicious strawberry and chocolate is awesome combo. I can’t say no to this brownies.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Who could? Not me, that for sure!

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    rika
    January 24, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Look so delicious! I love the combination of flavors, chocolate and strawberries? yum!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Yup, these two go so well together 🙂

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    Heather @Boston Girl Bakes
    January 24, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Oh I love chocolate covered strawberries so I know I would love these brownies!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      You surely would, Heather 😉

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    Chef Mireille
    January 24, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Wow these look heavenly and yes perfect for v day

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      I am happy you liked them!

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    January 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    How beautiful are these?! I’d be over the moon if my husband made these for me 🙂

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      I am not sure if it’s not too much to ask for, ha! But yes, it would be amazing 🙂

  • Reply
    Donna
    January 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Wow, what a decadent treat for valentines day! Love the addition of the fresh strawberries – I bet it kicks them up a notch!!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Yes, fresh strawberries make a huge difference 🙂

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    January 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    This is some beautiful food porn if I ever saw any!! HOLY MOLY!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks, Gigi!

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    January 25, 2017 at 3:25 am

    These look crazy good! And I hear you on skipping the homemade stuff with a tiny one in the house! Those first 6 months were rough for me —

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Yes, the first six months. I agree that they are the hardest. Then it’s a little bit easier 😉

  • Reply
    Cat
    January 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Have you ever tried with white chocolate or milk chocolate?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      January 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      No, I haven’t tried, but the chocolate can be highly variable, it depends on your taste 😉

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