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Strawberry Shortcake Brownies

close up shot of Strawberry Shortcake Brownies with a spatula
If you are a strawberry lover, these strawberry shortcake brownies with their moist cake, creamy filling, and sweet crunchy topping, will delight your senses and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry gelatin

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Strawberry Shortcake Crumble

  • 20 Golden Oreos, about ½ standard package
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry gelatin, the remaining amount

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch glass baking dish with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  • Mix together ½ cup melted butter, eggs, strawberry cake mix, and 2 tablespoons strawberry gelatin in a medium mixing bowl until well combined (batter will be thick).
  • Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until combined. Add powdered sugar and heavy cream and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  • Spread cream cheese frosting over the cooled brownies.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse Golden Oreos until they are broken into pieces, making sure there are several larger chunks remaining.
  • Sprinkle the remaining strawberry gelatin over the cookie crumbs and drizzle with melted butter. Pulse in the food processor a few more times until combined.
  • Sprinkle cookie crumbles over the strawberry brownies and press down into the frosting.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

  • You can also bake in a 9x13-inch baking dish. The brownies will be thinner, but there will still be enough frosting and cookie crumble to cover in thinner layers. The brownies will also bake in less time.
  • Adding some of the strawberry gelatin into the brownie batter gives them a punch of extra flavor and also helps to make them extra chewy/fudgy. 
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your brownies as the suggested baking time approaches.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in the cream cheese frosting.
  • These brownies are thick and so sweet and delicious.  We cut them into nine 2.5x2.5-inch pieces, but 16 smaller pieces would be great for serving with other treats. 

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 452mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 2mg