Recipe by newspapergal
A rich, yummy brownie with a cream cheese swirl and a thin chocolate-y icing. Starts with a brownie mix, and makes a 9x13 pan. This is a recipe my mom has made for years. **Note: the 1 egg and 1/4 c. oil in ingredients is for the brownie mix I use; prepare your mix as directed on the box, if it calls for more or less oil, water, etc. **
Top Review by LonghornMama
Very yummy! The whole family enjoyed these! Easy to make, too. Lovely frosting that's just right: rich and fudgy, but not so much of it that it's cloyingly sweet. Ms. Bold's beautiful picture made me want to try these and I'm so glad I did. Would be a great quick fix for school lunchboxes or a pot luck. Wasn't exactly sure if the oil and egg was in addition to the ingredients called for on the brownie box, so I followed Ms. Bold's lead and prepared my mix as directed on the box. Then made and added the cream cheese layer as directed. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
- 19 1⁄2 ounces brownie mix
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 5 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350* and grease 9x13 baking pan.
- Mix brownie mix as directed -- adding 1 egg and 1/4 cup oil, or whatever your mix's directions say. Set aside.
- Mix softened cream cheese and softened butter until creamy. Add sugar, 2 eggs, flour and vanilla.
- Pour half of brownie mix into greased pan. Pour all of cream cheese mixture over this; spoon remaining brownie mix on top, and spread as best you can - it will be thick and likely won't cover all of the cream cheese layer.
- Swirl together with a knife.
- Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes.
- For frosting: Melt margarine or butter. Add cocoa, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla; whisk until your desired thickness. Can add more powdered sugar for a thicker icing.
- *Hint: I sift the powdered sugar into the mixture; it helps prevent a 'lumpy' appearance since it's a thinner icing.