Monday, May 23, 2011

Frosted Chocolate & Cream Cheese Brownies

I can across Simply Baking by Parragon Publishing at one of my thrifts stores. I could not find the book on line anywhere so I scanned the cover for you to see. The cookbook is laid out with step by step photos. It has everything from cakes, small cakes, cookies, tarts, hot and cold desserts, bread & savory bakes, candies, & drinks for every occasion. I think I will be trying a few recipes from this book.

We really enjoyed these brownies. I would make them again. The fudge frosting would be wonderful on a chocolate cake or a white cake.

Frosted Chocolate & Cream Cheese Brownies


small package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup superfine sugar, I put this in the food processor to make superfine.
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter softened
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup self rising flour, sifted
1/2 cup pecan halves

Fudge Frosting;

1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. milk
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
pecans halves to decorate (optional)


Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
Lightly grease 8" baking pan, line bottom with parchment paper.
In your mixer bowl combine cream cheese, vanilla and 5 tsp. of the superfine sugar and beat until smooth; set aside.
In your mixer bowl combine eggs and the remaining sugar.
Beat until light and fluffy.
In a small sauce pan add butter and cocoa.
Heat slowly until butter melts and the butter & cocoa mixture combines.
Slowly pour slightly cooled chocolate mixture into egg mixture.
Fold in flour and nuts, until just combined.
Pour half the batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top slightly.
Dollip the cream cheese mixture onto this layer and gently spread it around pan.
Cover the cream cheese mixture with the rest of the batter.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Cool in pan.

Frosting Directions:

In a small sauce pan add butter and milk; heat gently until butter is melted.
Stir in icing sugar and cocoa.
Mix until smooth.
Frost cooled brownies.
Top with pecans if you wish.
Let the frosting set up.
Then cut into squares.
Makes about 16.


Brenda said...

Jannett, brownies are good just as they are but the addition of cream cheese AND frosting to these make them irresistable! I picture them with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Mmmmmm.......

Jannett said...

Brenda..yes coffee, milk, tea they go great with anything... ;o)

Granny said...

Oh my, I think I gained a pound just looking at the picture. Those look delicious. The combination of chocolate and cream cheese makes my mouth water.

Rosanne said...

These sound so decadent!

Rosemary said...

Jannett this looks like another winning recipe..... now where is my baking pan?

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Wow, you just made brownies even more decadent. YUM!

Jannett said...

Granny...I understand the gaining weight .. sigh.. I am going to have to start walking more... :o)

Jannett said...

Rosanne.... I would serve these for afternoon tea or coffee..for sure.

Rosemary....There are so many recipes to try.....

Thanks for the comments.

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Wow, these are really kicked up brownies. I will be trying these out.


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