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Cream Cheese Brownies with Chocolate Frosting

Cream Cheese Brownies with Chocolate Frosting
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 Cream Cheese Brownies with Chocolate Frosting.
They are good, man. 
We are talking triple layers of heavenly bliss, here!
…melt in your mouth brownie deliciousness….
  ….dreamy layer of cream cheese baked right in…
…smooth and creamy frosting spread over the top….
A triple layer delight!
Sounds good, yes?
They are!
Can’t wait until you 
make them
 taste them
 love them
 marry them
ok…maybe that’s going too far. 
divorce them
please…don’t be so hasty.
add them 
to your tried and true recipe collection extraordinaire…
 Make that Triple Sure. 
Cream Cheese Brownies
Time: 30 minutes prep + 30-40 min baking + time to cool and frost
Yield: One 9 x 13 pan
Brownie Recipe from my mother in law Jill Eskelson
Frosting Recipe from The Lion House 
1 C butter, softened
2 C sugar
4 eggs
8 T cocoa powder
1 1/2 C flour
dash salt
1   8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
dash salt
1/4 C butter
1/2 C cocoa
4-6 T milk
1 1/2  t vanilla
3-4 C powdered sugar
1. To make the brownie batter, beat the butter, sugar and eggs until creamed together nicely. Should take about 3-4 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa and dash of salt. 
3. Pour the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix until all is well combined. 
3. Spray an 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Spread about 2/3 of your Brownie Batter into the pan.
4. Let’s make the Cream Cheese Batter! Beat your cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add the other ingredients and beat for about 3 minutes. 
5. Pour it right on top of your Brownie Batter.
6. Spread it all around. 
7. Take the rest of your Brownie Batter and spoon it onto your Cream Cheese Batter. 
8. Spread the top layer of Brownie Batter around just a bit. 
You don’t want to mix the two batters up too much. They just need to be marbled a bit. 
If you stick your knife strait up into the air you can make pretty patterns like this. But seriously…it doesn’t matter much. They just need to be marbled together. 
9. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean out of the center. 
10. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
11. To make the frosting melt your butter in a glass measuring cup.
Pour the cocoa into the melted butter and stir well to make a thick paste.
12. Pour just 2 T of the milk into the chocolate paste and stir until smooth.
13. In a large mixing bowl combine 3 C powdered sugar, the chocolate paste, vanilla and 2 more T milk. Beat the frosting. As it begins to come together add more milk until it is smooth and glossy. If it’s too runny add more powdered sugar and beat well. 
14. Spread the frosting over the top of your cooled brownies. 


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  1. 1
    February 24, 2011 at 5:34 am

    These look delicious. I may just have to make some for my gardening get together tomorrow!

  2. 2
    February 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Goodness those look deadly Jamie. I love brownies any way I can get them.

  3. 3
    February 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Oh those looke heavenly! Aren't brownies such a wonderful indulgence?!! Hey, I'm new at this blog stuff and I was trying to link your olive garden dressing and salad recipe to my site where I had posted olive garden fettucine alfredo and I wanted my viewers to link to your site for the salad part, I saw the add link, but when I typed out your blog site and clicked on it to try it, it wouldn't bring me to your page? Any suggestions? Still trying to figure this stuff out, but I wanted to promote your blog to my friends, I love your blog!

  4. 4
    February 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Well these are pretty fantastic looking brownies. Going to head to the kitchen and see if I can't make some of these. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  5. 5
    February 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Jamie, YUM! you are amazing! :)

  6. 6
    February 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I love your blog! Everything I have made is wonderful. I just put these in the oven and for some reason my cheesecake mixture was runnier than it looks like yours was. Hopefully it will turn out, is their a reason it would be runny? Thanks!

  7. 7
    February 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Lindsay,
    I think your brownies will turn out great. I've had that happen to the cream cheese layer before, too. Most often when my cream cheese isn't soft enough. Hope you love them!

  8. 8
    February 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    You need to go to the page you are hoping to link to. Let the cursor land on the title, right click and then select Copy Link Location. Then paste it where you want it to appear. Hope this helps! Thanks for sharing my blog with your readers. Have a great day!

  9. 9
    February 25, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Ok, those brownies look absolutely DEE-lish! I just love the idea of frosting the cream cheese brownies with that yummy looking frosting! – a serious, serious treat!

    I look forward to making these brownies soon! – I will think of you with great gratitude Jaime for passing on this recipe when I take my first bite of one of these brownies. :-)

  10. 10
    February 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Jamie – I'm fer-sher gonna try this cause I'm a brownieaholic. BUT I just wanted to say how much fun I've had stalking your blog! You are so darling – your blog posts make me smile. Thank you for making me happy with nummyness in my tummy & with your fun blog posts! :) ~Cari

  11. 11
    February 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Saw the recipe, made it, ate it! It was awesome! I love your recipes!

  12. 12
    February 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    It has to be impossible to go wrong with this combination. These sound fantastic. I've made something similar without the frosting, which must take these to a whole new level.

  13. 13
    February 27, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Oh sweet Mary Moses! I have died and gone to chocolate Heaven! I will of course have to whip up a pan of these bad boys! Yummy, yummy!!!!

  14. 14
    July 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Hello there. I must tell you that I not only love these addictive things, but hopefully several others have become addicted as well!! These are wonderful, easy, delish, and are the first things to go whenever I bring them somewhere. A baby shower, for a company dinner, a 'happy day' suprise for a friend….yum. Thanks

  15. 15
    August 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    So excited to try these! They are in the oven right now! I am making them for YW's but maybe I'll regret making them to give away… :)

  16. 16
    November 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Found this recipe through pinterest, these look amazing!

  17. 17
    April 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I love all your recipes. I have made alot of them for my family and they just love it. Thanks so much for listing your recipes.

  18. 18
    May 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    These were perfect!! We loved them. Best brownie recipe I’ve made from scratch. Thank you!

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