Monday, September 1, 2014

Strawberry Cream Cheese Brownies

These brownies were a visual disaster for me!

Well, let's start with the fact that I couldn't find any strawberry extract. I used a tablespoon of strawberry preserves, and that seemed to work out aright.

Cooked my first layer of brownies...and went to add the second, strawberry layer.
Instead of drizzing nicely and covering the top as a second layer, it all glumped to the middle and sunk!

I could have cried.
I sat there with a spoon and a butter knife scooping out strawberry mixture and trying to spread it to other parts of the brownie.
Eventually I gave in and cooked it.

But now, the middle had so much cheesecake mixture it wouldn't cook! The outside edges were cripsy, but the inside was gloopy.
I put tin foil around the edges and kept on cooking.

Sad to say, this batch was going to an aunt of mine.
I, tearfully, explained my failure.

Cousin, taking one for the team, cut into it and tried it.
I took a bite of his.

OK. It may have been a disaster cooking, it might not have been pretty, but it was delicious cooked!
I am SO making this again to get a better picture.

1 (19.9 oz) Fudge family style boxed brownie mix
8 oz Cream cheese (softened)
1 Egg
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
½ Tsp strawberry extract
Red food coloring
Fudge sauce
Whipped topping
NOTE: You will also need eggs and oil to make brownie mix

1. Make brownie mix according to box directions
2. Bake for 20 minutes
3. Beat all other ingredients until well blended
4. Pour strawberry batter over basic brownie mixture
5. Cook for an additional 25 minutes
6. Optional: Cool topped brownies with drizzled fudge sauce. Dallop whipped topping and place strawberries for garnish.


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  1. Good to know that others have cooking mishaps too! Sounds like this one turned out more than alright though - and I'm glad you shared the recipe. I found this on Motivational Monday.

  2. Hi Susan, I LOVE talking about my kitchen mishaps! Sometimes, when making a recipe somebody else had success with, and I have a snafoo, I get frustrated. Knowing that others have every day "accidents" in the kitchen reminds me that nobody can make everything perfectly!

  3. Wow! Super recipe. Easy and tasty. This is a must make

  4. The mishaps are what teach us what NOT to do...LOL. And we're all human, right? Thanks for sharing!

  5. I've never had cheesecake with brownies. It looks DELICIOUS and super easy too. I have a lot of mishaps when it comes to baking, so I tend to stay away from it. I'd be happy to come by and try yours!

    Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

    Your co-host, April

  6. yummm
    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I hope you saw the new giveaway I posted yesterday. xo

  7. This looks incredible! Pinned.It's always a pleasure to have you be a part of our party. Please take a minute tonight at 7 pm, to party with us!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Brownies are my favorite treat. I love the cream cheese, too. So addicting. Thanks for linking at the Yuck Stops Here. Hope to see you again this week. Chrystal @ YUM eating

  9. Sometimes the recipes we think haven't turned out, turn out to be the best recipes ever! Your Strawberry Cream Cheese Brownies look and sound delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet too :-)

  10. Hi Jay,
    Well it doesn't look that bad, but my Grandmother used to say " if its ugly, that means it will really be good", sometimes she was right. It is the flavor that really matters! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This sounds so yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  12. Thank you for sharing this yummy strawberry cream cheese brownie post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)