“Gourmet” Brownies

September 25, 2008 at 5:51 pm 1 comment

These brownies are sure to impress.  It will look like you spent hours preparing them!  Just a few simple steps and you will be named “baker of the year” in your social circle.

1 box brownie mix – prepare according to the box.
I was out of oil (gasp!) but used melted butter instead. If it calls for 1/2 cup oil use 1/2 cup melted butter. They turned out so tasty and were a bit more moist.

While the brownies are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting and chocolate ganache.

Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup cream cheese (room temperature)
4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
splash of milk

In your mixer, mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy.

Chocolate Ganache
3 Tablespoons chocolate chips
I Tablespoon heavy whipping cream

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and whipping cream until smooth and shiny.


Once the brownies are cooled, remove them from the pan.  (Here’s a trick for easy removal).
Spread on the cream cheese frosting in a thick layer. Using a butter knife, make 4 lines of chocolate about 1 inch apart, going vertically and horizontally. It should end up looking like a grid. Once you have your grid made up, take a tooth pick and drag in between the lines (so the “boxes” of the grid) Pull in both directions to get the best effect. This will pull the chocolate and cream cheese and give you that swirrly gourmet look!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. jownby  |  September 26, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Looks great!! I want one right now!


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