Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

There was a restaurant famous for these in Nebraska, actually they were famous for all their desserts. These were always a family favorite and I've had the recipe for many years. This calls for 9 eggs and no it is not a misprint !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350, grease 9x13 pan.
  2. For the bottom layer, cream butter and 2 cups of sugar.
  3. Add cocoa and 4 eggs.
  4. Mix thoroughly on low speed.
  5. Add 1 cup flour and 1 tsp vanilla, mixing again.
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. For the top layer, in a clean bowl mix cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups sugar on high until smooth.
  8. Add 5 eggs and mix on low speed.
  9. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 cup flour mix again.
  10. Pour this over chocolate layer, swirling a bit to give it a zebra effect.
  11. Bake 45 minutes or until center sets.
Most Helpful

These are AWESOME!! I used to make them all the time and then lost the recipe. I am so happy to have it back. I'm from Omaha so when I make them everyone thinks I bought it from the restaurant. ;)

Br00k!ynn November 29, 2009

Oh my gosh! These brought back some good memories. I haven't been to Garden Cafe in probably 15 years, but my mom used to buy these for us all the time. Made these for my sister and I and we absolutely loved them! Thanks so much. I'll be making these for my mom when she comes into town this weekend, I know she'll love them as much as us!

Meggy Boo July 07, 2009

Thanks for posting this. I am from Omaha and these brownies are the best. Now, I can make them too! It was easy. I made them for a Christmas party and they were a hit! Very good.

BECKY E. December 10, 2008