Dear Crissy

Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Some folks like cake, some like cookies, but have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like brownies? I mean, seriously. Look at these incredible fudgy brownies with chocolate cream cheese frosting.

I’ve been picking up lots of cooking and baking magazines while waiting in line at the supermarket this year. While I love Pinterest, there is something nice about thumbing through the pages of a magazine on the search for amazing recipes.

One thing I’ve found is that recipes from Better Homes and Gardens are usually a hit, and these fudgy brownies with chocolate cream cheese frosting are no exception.

This is a basic brownie recipe that produces a thick, moist and chewy brownie. The recipe is really quite simple, but it blows boxed brownie mixes out of the kitchen.

I’m an edge girl when it comes to brownies, and love the slightly firmer texture of the corners. These brownies would be great even without frosting, but this chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe that I also grabbed from the same Better Homes and Gardens issue but these bad boys over the top.

These brownies are like heaven for a chocolate lover. They’re so rich and decadent that one will probably do the trick, but, I won’t tell if you have more than one—promise!

Now, buckle your seat belts because I’m about to bombard you with big, gorgeous photos of these delicious fudgy brownies with cream cheese frosting.

In all honesty, this is now my go-to brownie recipe. It’s the one, hands down.

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If you end up trying this brownies recipe be sure to leave me a comment, I’d love to hear how they turned out for you!

Looking for a retro brownie recipe? Try my tasty lunch lady brownies. My Brownie Cookies are also amazing!

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Hope you enjoy!

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Fudgy brownies with chocolate cream cheese frosting


  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


1. Using a medium sauce pan, heat butter and unsweetened chocolate while stirring until smooth; set aside to cool. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees; grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan, or, line with foil and grease. I usually skip the foil step, but, it will make the release easier! 2. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture. Add your eggs one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour and baking soda. Add four mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Spread batter evenly into the pan. 3. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Frosting 1. Using a small saucepan heat and stir 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces over low heat until nice and smooth. Remove from heat and let chocolate cool. 2. In a medium bowl stir together 6 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I used a fork to combine the cream cheese and sugar. With a wooden spoon stir in melted chocolate until smooth then frost your cooled brownies.

    24 Comments on “Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Love this frosting! Make is so often. Any idea how many cupcakes it could frost? I feel like it would pipe alright. 

  2. the baking was so fun! i think these brownies were great!the brownies taste spectacular! i think the brownies were great for my daughter to bake 

  3. I just finished my first batch of these wonderful brownies.  I loved the fact that everything is hand mixed.  That gives this recipe such a retro feel to it.  The flavor and texture is also back to basics.  Definitely a keeper (except the brownies themselves…..they go real fast!).

  4. Divine! Made these the other night for a cheat treat and they were definitely worth it! Used another reviewer’s suggestion and added about 1/2 cup sour cream to keep moist and they turned out beautifully! The frosting is a perfect accompaniment to these awesome treats and shouldn’t be missed if you’re at all into cream cheese frostings. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These look yummy! Uncle Herman can hardly wait for me to make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Ypur Nana also liked it!

  6. How would I half this for only 2 people? Thank you!

  7. Hi! My brownies fluffed up at about 15 mins and then completely deflated. The result — a gooey fudge instead of a brownie. I used yoghurt to replace the egg. Any ideas why this happened?

  8. Hey! So I tried baking them. I don’t eat egg, so I substituted that with half a cup of yoghurt. My brownies rose well, but right at about 25 minutes they completely deflated. That left me with a fudge instead of a brownie. Any ideas what went wrong?

  9. Oh my gosh. The gooey chocolate is killing me. Pinned!!

  10. I just made these and they turned out perfect. They are definitely rich and super moist. I have just discovered my favorite brownie from scratch recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Any one else have a problem baking? My attempt came out too dry and overdone. Baked exactly as indicated.

    • Mine came out really dry too. They crumbled a little when I frosted them. I’m disappointed and not sure where I went wrong. The frosting is pretty amazing though!

      • You might have left then in the oven to long. I generally take my brownies out a couple minutes early. Remember they are still cooking when you remove them from the oven. The Browne is still oven temperature. Another trick is let the pan cool for about 10 min. Then place the pan in the refrigerator.

  12. Any idea how these would be after freezing?

  13. Do you think it’s OK to double the recipe? I want to make these for a group, but 8×8 isn’t very big. I do not want to throw off the recipe though and not have it cook all the way through or something! Thanks!

  14. This was my first attempt at making brownies from scratch!!! Wow!!! They came out amazingly!!! Thank you!! Now my kids will only want scratch made brownies!!

  15. I made these today, very happy with it! I thought at first the amount of frosting would be overkill but turns out it’s so delicious that I don’t care! I added 1/4 cup of Kefir (can also sub with yogurt or sour cream) to the brownie mixture to make it more moist. The cream cheese adds a nice tang to the frosting to complement the chocolate flavour (also added a splash of Kefir to frosting… can you tell I love Kefir?). Tastes best to me when it’s been sitting, frosted and all, for a few hrs. Thank you for recipe!

  16. Can you store these on the counter or do they need to go in the fridge cause of the cream cheese? I just made these and they are amazing!!

  17. These were awesome. Made them for our weekly Game of Thrones night and they were a huge hit. I pinned this recipe based on the pics :)

  18. I just made these, and they are SO good. Intensely chocolatey, very moist, and very simple to make. My husband loves them too, and he doesn’t even usually like frosting.

    I was also impressed with how easy these were to get out of the pan– I didn’t even line it with foil, just used cooking spray, but getting them out was easy peasy.

  19. this is the first brownie recipe I see without cocoa powder….I tried one recipe recently with the powder stuff and found it over powering…..hope these taste different, I have never tried to bake with unsweetened chocolate. Is this stuff in a bar?

  20. Good golly! I’m drooling! Those brownies looks so gooey and fudgey and delicious!

  21. OH wow!! these look so good and they sound pretty easy to make to, I am going to make these babies up, and I will let you know how they turned out, thanks for sharing

  22. These sound so yummy, really must give them a try.

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