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OMG! Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies

OMG! Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies make everyone happy.  Celebrate with your favorite sprinkles and dive in! 
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Fudgy Brownies:

  • 1-1/3 cups butter softened
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temp, if possible
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese very softened
  • ¼ C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C unsweetened cocoa powder sifted, I used Ghirardelli
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • ¼ C heavy cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

Fudgy Brownies

  • Preheat oven at at 350° and grease a 9x13 baking pan, set aside. 
    In a large bowl, using mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
    Beat in eggs and vanilla. 
    Combine the flour, cocoa and salt, then gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix together.
    Spread into the prepared baking pan. 
    Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is dry and the center is set. 
    Cool completely.
    Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, using mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla, then add the sifted cocoa powder and  mix until fully incorporated. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until fully combined.
    Slowly drizzle in heavy cream. 
    Mix until mixed well. 
    Frost brownies, then top off with chocolate sprinkles. 

Notes

Halve the frosting recipe ingredients if you wish to have less frosting.  These pictured have the full frosting recipe.
If you want a just a little sweetness, these brownies are also excellent with sprinkled powdered sugar!