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Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies

 Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies
Carol Gillespie from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania notes, "You'll never want to try another brownie recipe after eating these delicious treats."
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • Prepare brownies according to package directions for cakelike
  • brownies; fold in white chips. Spread half of the batter in a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until
  • smooth. Beat in egg, flour and orange extract.
  • Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Drop remaining
  • brownie batter by tablespoonfuls over cream cheese layer. Cut

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Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out almost clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter;
  • stir until smooth. Cool slightly; stir in confectioners' sugar and
  • enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost brownies.
  • Yield: 16 brownies.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.