5 from 9 votes
Brownies with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Homemade Brownies with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting and Fresh Berries
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
53 mins
 

Perfect homemade brownies topped with a whipped strawberry cream cheese frosting and berries.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
For the Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon strawberry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine sea salt
For the Brownies:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mixed berries (rinsed and dried) such as sliced strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries
Instructions
For the Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. Add the cream cheese and butter to the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a mixing bowl and handheld mixer. Mix on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture has a whipped appearance.

  2. Add the sugar, strawberry preserves, vanilla and salt, and mix once more until combined. Set aside until ready to use.

For the Brownies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and have ready a greased, 8"x8" square baking dish lined with parchment paper.

  2. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe pitcher or bowl, and set aside to cool slightly.

  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk and set aside.
  4. Add the butter to a large mixing bowl, and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and using a handheld mixer on medium speed (or a sturdy wooden spoon) to mix until well combined.

  5. Add the dry ingredients and with the mixer on low, mix until just combined. Add the batter to baking dish, spread to the edges and smooth over the top. Bake for 26-28 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to completely cool.

  6. Once the brownies have cooled, spread on the icing using an offset spatula, and garnish with the berries. Cut into nine squares, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You will need to allow 25-30 minutes for your brownies to completely cool before icing them. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Brownies with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting and Fresh Berries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.