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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
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