Strawberry Shortcake Brownies

 

Strawberry shortcake brownies combine two of your favorite desserts. These chewy brownies have a strawberry cake bottom, creamy filling, and a sweet crunchy topping.
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Table of Contents
  1. Strawberry Shortcake Brownies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Brownies
  4. How to Serve Strawberry Shortcake Brownies
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Strawberry shortcake brownies combine two of your favorite classic desserts into one decadent treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with a box of strawberry cake mix, these lip-smacking brownies with their moist cake, creamy filling, and sweet crunchy topping, are the ultimate dessert. 

If you love easy strawberry desserts then you’ll also want to make Strawberry Dump Cake, Strawberry Poke Cake, and Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies.

Strawberry Shortcake Brownies Ingredients

You will need:

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

Substitutions and Additions

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Add ½-1 cup of white chocolate chips to the cake mix for a sweet surprise in this easy recipe. 

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Brownies

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch glass baking dish with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.

PRO TIP: You can also bake in a 9×13-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.

STEP TWO: 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).

PRO TIP: 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. 

STEP THREE: Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely.

PRO TIP: 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.

STEP FOUR: Beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until combined. Add powdered sugar and heavy cream and beat until smooth and fluffy.

PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in the cream cheese frosting.

STEP FIVE: Spread cream cheese frosting over the cooled brownies.

STEP SIX: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse Golden Oreos until they are broken into pieces, making sure there are several larger chunks remaining.

STEP SEVEN: 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.

STEP EIGHT: Sprinkle cookie crumbles over the strawberry brownies and press down into the frosting.

STEP NINE: Cut into squares and serve. 

PRO TIP: These brownies are thick and so sweet and delicious.  We cut them into nine 2.5×2.5-inch pieces, but 16 smaller pieces would be great for serving with other treats.

How to Serve Strawberry Shortcake Brownies

With a delightful summer-inspired strawberry flavor, you can enjoy this strawberry treat year-round. This tasty strawberry dessert would be a festive dessert for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, or Easter. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream on the side or pair it with an ice-cold vanilla latte. 

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store leftover brownies on the counter in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Store these strawberry brownies in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Strawberry shortcake brownies are sure to be a hit with a creamy frosting layer sandwiched between a crunchy strawberry crumble top and a rich, strawberry cake bottom. Each serving is like a small square of heaven that will delight your taste buds. Friends and family will adore this chewy brownie recipe. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these homemade brownies? 

This strawberry brownie recipe will freeze well for up to three months stored in an airtight container.

Can I add strawberries to the cake mix? 

We wouldn’t recommend adding fresh strawberries as the moisture may affect how the brownies bake but freeze-dried strawberries would work fine.

Can I use a different flavor of cake mix? 

These strawberry cake mix brownies are best made with a strawberry cake mix but if you can’t find that at the store, a vanilla cake mix would work as well. You could add a couple of drops of strawberry extract and pink food coloring to give them the strawberry flavor and color.

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Strawberry Shortcake Brownies

Strawberry shortcake brownies combine two of your favorite desserts. These chewy brownies have a strawberry cake bottom, creamy filling, and a sweet crunchy topping.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

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 8×8-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 9×13-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 2.5×2.5-inch pieces, but 16 smaller pieces would be great for serving with other treats.

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