Brownies | May 18, 2011

Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies

Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies
Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies

When time is short, and I need to make a treat, I throw together these Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies. They are seriously rich and amazing. The base is from a cake mix, the rest is up to you. My favorite basic chocolate frosting gives this dessert an extra special home made touch.

Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies

Super Simple Cream Cheese Brownies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 Butter Recipe Chocolate Cake Mix*
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix and spread into a 9x13 greased and floured pan.
  • 8 oz. cream cheese not low fat softened
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup half and half or milk


  1. Beat soft cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs. Beat in powdered sugar and flour, until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour over brownie mixture in pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  3. After cooled, frost.
  4. Beat butter until smooth, and add dry ingredients. Add vanilla. Mix in half and half a little at a time, until frosting is desired consistency.
  5. See note below about the cake mix...

Recipe Notes

-* I have used various types of chocolate cake mixes, all work well in this recipe.

-Don't be worried about the appearance of the brownies after they are finished baking. Once you frost the brownies, the top is covered in frosting.

-If you are in a hurry, place the brownies in the freezer (after they have cooled enough to handle the pan). They will cool in about 20 minutes.

-Don't be tempted to use canned frosting. One word. Sick.

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  1. I looked all over but wasn't able to find a Butter Recipe Chocolate Cake Mix. Can I just use a regular chocolate cake mix and substitute butter for the oil? I have made you lemon bread twice now-Love It!!!

  2. These look FANTASTIC. I just might have to let myself get bored later and make them.

    Favorite part of this post= closing line. "Don't be tempted to use canned frosting. One word. Sick"

    Such as Si and Brookie thing to say! Makes me miss yall all too much!!! <3

  3. Yes, Steffanie, you may use any type of chocolate cake mix. I would stick with Betty Crocker (who makes a butter recipe, if you can find it), or Duncan Hines. Glad you love the lemon bread!
    Madison, Very funny. We miss you too 🙂

  4. Misty, I know it looks like you sandwich the cream cheese layer…but no, just spread the brownie layer in first, then top with the cream cheese layer. Frost on top.

  5. Sounds too good to not try! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower, I would love a follow back at

  6. I made your brownies for this month's Secret Recipe Club. I had this image of absolutely delicious-looking brownies, haunting me for several weeks, and then last week when it was timt to pick a recipe for SRC I came to your blog, and voilla – here were the brownies of my dreams :-). I must have seen them before, when the post was just published. Thanks for the recipe! And for the many other great recipes on your blog 🙂