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Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Extremely rich and decadent dark chocolate brownies with a layer of strawberry buttercream and a topping of chocolate ganache.
Servings 16 Brownies
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs

Equipment

  • 9x9" Glass Baking Dish
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Large Sauce Pan
  • Rubber Spatulas
  • Food Processor
  • Mixer

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter Cubed
  • ½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs 2 whole + 1 yolk.
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¾ Cup Miniature Chocolate Chips

For the Strawberry Cream

  • 1 Cup Freeze-Dried Strawberries
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Heavy Cream

For the Ganache

  • 4 Oz Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream

Instructions

Make the Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line your baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Heat some water in a sauce pan. In a mixing bowl on top of the pan, melt together the butter and non-mini chocolate chips. Note: You can do this in a microwave, just run it for 20 seconds at a time and stir to mix in between, until fully melted.
  • Mix the cocoa powder into your chocolate mixture.
  • Mix in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt, stirring to combine fully.
  • Mix in the flour and, again, fully combine.
  • Stir in the mini chocolate chips, then spread the batter evenly in your baking pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. While cooling, make your cream and ganache.

Make the Strawberry Cream

  • In a food processor, pulse the freeze-dried strawberries until they become more or less a powder.
  • In a mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar and pinch of salt, mixing until combined.
  • Stir in the strawberry powder and fully combine.
  • On a low speed, add in heavy cream a tablespoon at a time, until your frosting becomes smooth and spreadable.
  • Spread your frosting over the now-cooled brownies.

Make the Ganache

  • Using the same double-boiler or microwave method above, melt the chocolate and heavy cream together. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread ganache over top of the strawberry cream.
  • Allow to cool and firm up before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies, Chocolate, Strawberry