Orange Cream Cheese Brownies

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

The perfect brownie for an adult Halloween party or anytime you want to enjoy a perfect combination of refreshing orange and rich chocolate.

Top Review by Baby Kato

I wish that I could give 10 stars for this delicious treat. Made as written but with a few changes. Made in a 8 x 8 pan, it was a small brownie mix. The brownies were soft, tender and chewy, which we loved. When making the frosting, I used fresh orange juice, I didn't have any frozen and discovered that I didn't have enough icing sugar, resulting in a soft flowing frosting that didn't harden much. It was a really pretty pale orange color that packed a big punch of flavor. The chocolate drizzle was simply perfect. This recipe was so good, I can't wait to make it again. Thanks for sharing another winner. Made for Feb/14 Aussie Swap.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (19 ounce) packagebetty crocker supreme dark chocolate brownie mix (with dark chocolate syrup pouch)
  • 14 cup water
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • yellow food coloring
  • red food coloring
  • 12 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease (or use cooking spray) bottom of 13x9-inch rectangular pan.
  3. Stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup, water, oil and 2 eggs for fudgelike brownies (or 3 eggs for cakelike brownies) in medium bowl, using spoon, until well blended.
  4. Spread in pan.
  5. Bake 27 to 29 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Stir cream cheese, powdered sugar, orange juice, 4 drops yellow food color and 2 drops red food color until smooth and spreadable; spread over brownies.
  8. Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwavable bowl.
  9. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) about 2 minutes or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  10. Drizzle over brownies.
  11. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until cream cheese and chocolate are set.
  12. For 36 brownies, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  13. Cover and refrigerate any remaining brownies.

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