Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

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Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe
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Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

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Carol Gillespie from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania notes, "You'll never want to try another brownie recipe after eating these delicious treats."
Recommended: Top 10 Brownie Recipes
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

Prepare brownies according to package directions for cake-like brownies; fold in vanilla chips. Spread half of the batter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a small mixing 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 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 the butter and chocolate. Cool slightly; stir in confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost brownies. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Brownies in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p50

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  1. Prepare brownies according to package directions for cake-like brownies; fold in vanilla chips. Spread half of the batter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, flour and orange extract.
  2. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Drop remaining brownie batter by tablespoonfuls over cream cheese layer. cut 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.
  3. For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate. Cool slightly; stir in confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost brownies. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Brownies in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p50

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marlajo5763 User ID: 2181957 55992
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"The only brands of brownie mix I will ever use is either Betty Crocker or Hershey's. If one of those is used, this recipe will knock your socks off."

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