Treat yourself to a decadent dessert with these Chocolate Strawberry Brownies. Thick and fudgy chocolate brownies are topped with a creamy strawberry frosting to make this delicious summer indulgence. These strawberry brownies are perfect to give as a gift or to simply eat as an afternoon snack.
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Summer is just around the corner which means that fruit stalls will soon be overflowing with fresh strawberries and strawberry jams! I love creating new strawberry desserts whenever I have them on hand just like these Strawberry Shortcake Donuts and Strawberry Mousse that I made before. The desserts that you can make from strawberries are just endless and I would be lying if I said that I didn’t want to make them all.
These homemade chocolate strawberry brownies are simple enough to make and most of the ingredients can be easily bought in the store. The base layer is made with a thick chocolate mixture, baked for 40 minutes, and then topped with a creamy strawberry mixture. You can easily make the strawberry flavor more dominant than the chocolate as well by removing the chocolate chips from the ingredients.
How to Make Chocolate Strawberry Brownies
Prep - Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and coat it with cocoa powder to help prevent the brownies from sticking.
Mix the ingredients - In a large bowl, melt 1 cup of butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well for 1-2 minutes with a whisk or hand mixer.
Create the chocolate layer - Slowly add cocoa powder and flour, being careful not to overmix. Stir until just combined.
Bake - Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into the baking pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes.
Create strawberry layer - While your brownies are cooking, beat together the remaining ½ cup of butter, powdered sugar, and strawberry jam/ jelly until smooth.
Allow to cool - Remove brownies from the oven and allow to cool. Pour your strawberry mixture on top and place in the fridge until the strawberry mixture has set.
Tips and Variations
- Use unsalted butter instead - Use unsalted butter if you don’t have salted butter, just make sure you add one teaspoon of salt to the recipe as well.
- Use a 9x13 pan - The brownies will be a little thinner and you may need to double the strawberry layer to make sure you have enough to cover the entire brownie surface.
Common Questions About Chocolate Strawberry Brownies
Why are my brownies sticking to the pan?
If you find the brownies sticking to the baking pan, you may need to grease it down more. Adding the cocoa powder helps make removing the brownies much easier. If the problems persist, you can always use parchment paper instead of greasing down the pan. This is especially good if you are looking to cut down on your clean up time.
I don’t want an overly chocolate flavor; how can I make sure I taste the strawberry more than the chocolate?
If you really want the strawberry flavor to be the main character, you can forgo the chocolate chips. Doing so will tone down the chocolate flavor of the brownies. You can also add a few drops of strawberry flavoring.
Why are my brownies overcooked?
Brownies can be a little tricky sometimes when it comes to cooking time. While you don’t want them to be raw when they come out of the oven, it is important to remember that they will continue to cook as they sit in the pan. A good rule of thumb is to stick a toothpick in the center. If there is little to no dough sticking to the toothpick you are good to go ahead and take the pan out of the oven.
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Chocolate Strawberry Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and coat it with cocoa powder to help prevent the brownies from sticking.
- In a large bowl, melt 1 cup of butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well for 1-2 minutes with a whisk or hand mixer.
- Add white sugar and brown sugar and beat until combined, about another 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly add cocoa powder and flour, being careful not to overmix. Stir until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into the baking pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes.
- While your brownies are cooking, beat together the remaining ½ cup of butter, powdered sugar, and strawberry jam/ jelly until smooth.
- Remove brownies from the oven and allow to cool. Pour your strawberry mixture on top and place in the fridge until the strawberry mixture has set.