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Rich chocolate with tart and sweet strawberries – you just cannot beat this classic flavor combination. Our Brownie with Strawberry Frosting is one epic dessert.

BROWNIE WITH STRAWBERRY ON PARCHMENT PAPER

I have a confession to make, I’m a bit of a brownie-aholic. If you haven’t noticed by now, I have posted a LOT of brownie recipes, but this Brownie with Strawberry Frosting has to be one of our all-time favorites.

What’s not to love? That tartness from the strawberries helps to cut through the sweetness to make a perfect bite.

Plus, I absolutely adore the contrast of rich, fudgy, decadent chocolate brownies topped with light and fluffy buttercream – pure bliss.

This strawberry brownies recipe is perfect for a bake sale to a birthday party, baby showers, or even Valentine’s Day, the possibilities are endless.

I keep getting asked for this recipe each time I make it. I mean – I totally understand; these chocolate-covered strawberry brownies are so unique and unexpected that everyone wants to try their hand at making them themselves.

With a truly classic flavor, strawberries and chocolate, you can’t go wrong. These are a chocolate or strawberry lovers dessert.

Ready to see what all the fuss is about? You absolutely have to give this Brownie with Strawberry Frosting a go!

Some of our other favorite brownie recipes on our site include: Bailey’s Brownies, Cosmic Brownie Recipe, and Lemon Brownies.

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. It makes a lot to feed a crowd, but you can easily halve the recipe if needed.
  2. Great for a make-ahead dessert option since it lasts for days at room temperature.
  3. The popular flavor combination makes this a pleasing dessert with simple ingredients you can find at the grocery store.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Salted butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Granulated sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Fine sea salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pureed strawberries
  • Strawberry extract, optional
  • Red food coloring, optional
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE BROWNIE WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Cut the butter into tablespoons. Place the chocolate chips in a large bowl and add the cut-up butter on top—place in the microwave and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, and stir again. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until everything is melted and smooth.
  3. Add the sugar to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing them in thoroughly before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla.
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  1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined with no dry patches left.
  3. Spread out the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, a few moist crumbs are okay but there should be no wet batter. 
  4. Let cool completely.
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  1. While the brownies are cooling, make the frosting. Place the butter into the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Whip the butter until smooth.
  2. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until fully incorporated. Add the salt, pureed strawberries, vanilla, and strawberry extract if using. Stir it in until combined, then whip on medium-high speed for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add red food coloring if desired until the color you want is achieved. 
  3. Frost the top of the brownies with the strawberry buttercream, cut, and serve.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN I USE A BOX BROWNIE MIX?

Absolutely, homemade brownies are amazing but you can use a box mix in a pinch.

Use your favorite box mix that will fit in a 9×13 baking dish. Prepare per the directions on the back of the box, then proceed with step 8 of the recipe.

CAN I MAKE THIS FROSTING WITH ANOTHER FRUIT?

Yes! I have made these so many times, my favorite version happens to be these chocolate strawberry brownies. They truly taste like chocolate-covered strawberries in brownie form.

Almost any pureed fruit will work but I prefer berries, here are some ideas:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Blackberries
BROWNIE WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING ON PARCHMENT PAPER

CAN I ADD ANYTHING?

So many options, here are some ideas to add to the brownie batter:

  • Chocolate chips – dark chocolate chips work really well
  • Nuts: pecans, or walnuts are great
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped-up cookies like Oreos

Add to the frosting and toppings:

  • Pulverized freeze-dried strawberries will add an extra pop of flavor
  • Drizzle of melted chocolate – milk chocolate, white chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark will all work
  • Chopped chocolate sprinkled on top works well, the texture difference is a nice addition. Use a good quality chocolate and chop up a chocolate bar
  • Make an easy chocolate ganache and spread it on top of the strawberry frosting.
  • A sprinkle of chocolate chips of any kind, mini chocolate chips are super fun
  • Slices of fresh strawberries

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

I mentioned using a box mix in place of the homemade fudgy chocolate brownies above.

Instead of strawberry buttercream, use the same amount of cream cheese frosting and add the strawberry puree, strawberry extract and food coloring to it.

A HAND HOLDING A BROWNIE WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING IN AIR WITH A BITE TAKEN OUT

HOW TO STORE:

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week. Best served and eaten at room temperature.

Freeze for up to 3 months.

Place leftover brownies wrapped in plastic wrap and foil in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. To thaw, place the dish in the fridge overnight or on the counter until room temperature.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This makes a large batch, but you can easily halve the recipe as needed. Bake in an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish to make half a recipe, baking times may vary.
  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for a make-ahead dessert.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Use gel food coloring for more vibrancy.
BROWNIE WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING ON PARCHMENT PAPER WITH A BITE TAKEN OUT

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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Brownie with Strawberry Frosting

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Rich chocolate with tart and sweet strawberries – you just cannot beat this classic flavor combination. Our Brownie with Strawberry Frosting is one epic dessert.
Servings 15 servings

Ingredients
  

For the brownies:

For the strawberry frosting:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Cut the butter into tablespoons. Place the chocolate chips in a large bowl and add the cut-up butter on top—place in the microwave and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, and stir again. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until everything is melted and smooth.
  • Add the sugar to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing them in thoroughly before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined with no dry patches left.
  • Spread out the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, a few moist crumbs are okay but there should be no wet batter.
  • Let cool completely.
  • While the brownies are cooling, make the frosting. Place the butter into the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Whip the butter until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until fully incorporated. Add the salt, pureed strawberries, vanilla, and strawberry extract if using. Stir it in until combined, then whip on medium-high speed for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add red food coloring if desired until the color you want is achieved.
  • Frost the top of the brownies with the strawberry buttercream, cut, and serve.

Notes

  • This makes a large batch, but you can easily halve the recipe as needed. Bake in an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish to make half a recipe, baking times may vary.
  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for a make-ahead dessert.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Use gel food coloring for more vibrancy.

Nutrition

Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 863IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course Baked Good, Dessert
Cuisine American

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