Looking for a yummy brownie recipe? Layers of fudgy chocolate brownie with a creamy center, topped with berries make this Brownie Strawberry Shortcake a winning dessert combination!
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Even if you’re not an expert baker or cake decorating master, you can still have a gorgeous dessert at your next gathering! Brownie Strawberry Shortcake is one of the easiest recipes and makes a stunning presentation so everyone will be amazed with your skills!
Why you Need to Try This Strawberry Brownie Dessert!
I’m all about Healthy Food Recipes, but when you’re celebrating, a cake is definitely in order! Here’s how I know this Brownie Shortcake satisfies everyone.
We hosted a friend’s birthday party a couple years ago and I didn’t know he wasn’t a fan of chocolate. (Honestly, I didn’t know that was possible 🙂 ) Excitedly I made this recipe. It was perfect for a mid-summer celebration. When it was time to serve the brownie cake, I could see the look on his face was not one of delight, so I asked why. He sheepishly said he wasn’t really into chocolate desserts, but was happy to have a slice of the shortcake. I’m sure it was just to be polite. Luckily all turned out well because he loved the cake! I think it was just the right amount of sweetness and the chocolate was perfectly balanced by the sour cream frosting.
Yay! Another happy foodie!
Given the red, white the blue theme of the berries and frosting, you could serve this for Memorial Day, 4th of July or all summer long for a festive celebratory dessert.
Making the brownies in a round pan gives the shortcake a shape that can easily be cut in half once it’s cooled and then layered with the sour cream frosting.
Brownie Strawberry Shortcake Baking Tips
You can use your favorite boxed brownie mix or make one from scratch. These Dark Chocolate Brownies would do the trick (seriously, amazing in this recipe or just by themselves), but you’d probably need to double the recipe to have enough to cut in half and fill with frosting.
This recipe is best if the brownies are a bit fudgy, so if your boxed brownie mix calls for two eggs, just use one. Also, do not over bake! That’s how you get your fudgy layers.
Make sure you totally cool the brownie before you cut it in half. Oh, and it’s even easier to frost if you place the brownie in the fridge for a hour or so.
All types of berries work for the recipe, but you can also try kiwi or tangerines for a different twist.
Brownie Strawberry Shortcake
Layers of fudgy chocolate brownie with a creamy center, topped with berries make this Brownie Strawberry Shortcake a winning dessert combination!
- 1 box 18 to 20 oz. brownie mix + ingredients to prepare
- 1 container 16 oz. sour cream, divided
- 1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
- 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 pints strawberries and blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour 9-inch round pan.
Prepare brownie mix as directed on package and stir in 1/2 cup sour cream. Pour into greased pan.
Bake 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not over bake.) Cool 10 min. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
Mix remaining sour cream, Cool Whip, sugar and vanilla until blended. Cut brownie horizontally in half. Place bottom layer on plate and frost with half the sour cream mixture. Place the next layer and top with remaining sour cream mixture and fruit. Enjoy!
Make sure brownie cake is completely cooled before cutting and frosting.
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